Presenter Hub

In the face of change, this year will mark our very first virtual conference. To help prepare you for SPR 2021, we’ve developed a collection of information packages, easy-to-follow technical guides, and frequently asked questions.

What to Expect During Presentations

To support a smooth delivery of your session, we’ve put together a visual resource outlining the expected presenter view by session type. Learn more


Pre-recorded Presentations

Aside from plenary sessions, all presenters will need to decide whether they will join their session live or submit a pre-recording in advance. The deadline to submit pre-recordings is May 31, 2021. Please note you will receive a link to a folder where you can upload your video.

For presenters who are opting for a live-stream presentation, we are strongly recommending that you have a pre-recording submitted as a backup in case of technical glitches. If you are not providing us with a pre-recorded backup of your presentation, please coordinate with your co-presenters a backup plan.

Recording and Uploading Your Presentation

There are many ways to make an MP4 video as an individual or with multiple presenters. Take a look at this step-by-step guide for recording via Zoom, and submitting videos to the conference organizers. Use our step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process and ensure the highest quality recording. Learn more


Preparing Posters

In the virtual setting, poster sessions will be available all throughout the conference. Still, the key to an engaging poster is to optimize design elements that captivate your audience’s attention. To assist you in preparing for poster sessions, check out these guidelines and tips to enhance design and accessibility.
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Navigating the Virtual Conference Platform

The fully online event will be held on an interactive online event platform. All pre-recorded and live streamed sessions will be available to our global audience on MyOnvent. The MyOnvent platform is easily accessible, sustainable, and has a host of features to support networking and staying connected even at a distance. To get the most out of the event, we encourage you to use this information package and become familiar with the platform in advance. Learn more


Promoting Your Session or Poster

As you prepare for SPR 2021, we would like to remind you that your presentation is an excellent opportunity for psychotherapy researchers across the globe to gain scientific insights on the effective practice of psychotherapy.

Your meaningful contributions deserve recognition, so let your colleagues know why you are excited to present your work at #SPR2021 and invite them to register for the event at

Although we are unable to gather in person, we are looking forward to seeing your creative and enthusiastic ways of staying connected through the social media hashtag #SPR2021.


Presenter FAQs
Is a pre-recording required for participation in the conference?

While a pre-recording is not required, we highly recommend preparing your presentations well in advance and uploading the pre-recording as a backup option. Through the pandemic, we’ve all become accustomed to the challenges of this increasingly virtual world. While technical difficulties are inevitable, we invite you to consider this option to make sure your contributions are accessible regardless.

Presentations must be uploaded by May 31, 2021.

Brief paper sessions and structured discussions have a time limit of 55 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion at the end of the brief paper sessions. For sessions covering 4 papers, this means that each presenter has a maximum of ~10 minutes; for sessions covering 3 papers, each presenter has a maximum of ~15 minutes.

Panel sessions have a time limit of 80 minutes, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end of the session. For sessions covering 4 papers, this means that each presenter has a maximum of ~15 minutes; for sessions covering 3 papers, each presenter has a maximum of ~20 minutes.

Please note that presentations running over their allotted time may get cut off without warning (particularly, in the case of pre-recordings). Be mindful of the time and try to fit all your important contributions within the allotted time frame.

A technical support person will be assigned to each presentation during the conference to assist all presenters. Technical support staff will also be available through the Information Desk in the online event platform.

If you have any questions leading up to or during the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact our technical support team at

The deadline to submit edits has passed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

This can be done using the myOnvent event link provided in an email sent out to everyone who has registered for the conference. We encourage you to sign in to the SPR Heidelberg Conference 2021 event as soon as possible to ensure all information regarding your presentation is accurate. Please note that poster booth presenters will need to register as such through myOnvent.

You will receive a personal message in your Onvent chat with the location of your zoom room (link) for your virtual presentation 24-48 hours in advance of your presentation.