Instructions for EuroSLA30

How the conference will work

Our approach has been one in which each presentation will take place at a given date and time as in a face-to-face conference.

Once talks are finished, you will be able to access them from the next day, and they will be available for 6 months after the end of the conference. So do not worry too much if you miss one, you can always watch it at a later point.

We have a wide variety of optional online social activities planned, from short entertaining videos during coffee and lunch breaks, to more interactive entertainments in the evenings, and simple chat rooms available at any time. You can check out our social program here.


What will the experience of a plenary talk be like?

Plenary talks will be very much like the ones at regular face-to-face conference. A moderator will introduce the speaker, the talk will be given, and immediately the Q&A will follow.

The presentation will start at the announced time and you will need to join it by click on the "Play button". On the right hand side you will have the chat (where you can leave comments) and the Q&A, where you can ask questions to be addressed to the speaker. Live Q&A will start right after the talk and the moderator will be responsible for either giving the floor to people that raised their hands or will read some of the questions in the Q&A text box. We'll kindly ask you to be brief with your questions. Questions in the text box that are not answered during the Q&A may be answered by the speaker later on if they wish to.


How will a regular paper work?

Presentations are 20 minutes long and they are pre-recorded. They will be available to play at the announced time. If you wish to attend you will need to click on a given paper and then press "Play". If you join on time, then you will be able to participate in the live Q&A right after the video finishes. If you join the session late and you start watching the video late, you may miss out the Q&A (unless you cut it short). During the Q&A the moderator will give the floor to people who have raised their hand and/or will select questions from the Q&A text box.

If you miss a paper, you will still be able to watch it later on in the conference (starting from the next day), and you will continue to be able to ask questions in the Q&A tab asynchronously. You can also contact authors by searching them and clicking on their name/picture if you have questions that are relevant to their presentation.


What will poster session be like?

Poster videos are 5 minutes long and they have been pre-recorded. The presentation will be available to play at the announced time but you can choose to watch any poster at any time during the session. You will also have access to the poster in its traditional .pdf format. You will be able to direct questions to particular speakers using the text Q&A tab at any time, and the speakers will be able to respond (also in text) at any time. Please check out previous questions so that repetition can be avoided.

The total session time is one hour, so you should be able to visit and watch several posters as you would do in a face-to-face conference.


What can I expect of doctoral workshops?

You can access the session at the announced time. A 15-minute video of the PhD student will be available to play at the announced time. After that the discussant will give a 15-minute response, and then a live general discussion will start. This discussion will be moderated by the discussant who will give the floor to people who raised their hand or will select questions from the Q&A textbox.

Note that although you will be able to go back and watch the doctoral student's presentation later in the conference (starting from the next day), the live response by the discussant will not be recorded, so if you want to hear what our experts have to say, make sure you're there on the day!