Understanding the Conference
Dear SPR conference presenters,
We hope you’re all well and managing the challenges of this pandemic as best you can.
As you know, we have transitioned all our in-person meetings to virtual and kept the time zones the same as the original conference. Since attendees at our conferences are from around the world, there is no perfect time for everyone; however, we opted to run the live events in a timeframe that would work for most attendees.
The conference will have two segments, one running from 8AM-2PM (live streamed or pre-recorded events), and the other segment from 2-7PM (live streamed events).
- - Between 8AM-2PM Heidelberg time, presenters have the option to 1) present via live stream and include a live Q & A period, or 2) upload pre-recorded lectures.
- - Between 2-7PM Heidelberg time, we expect that presentations will be live-streamed and include a live Q & A period.
- - Additionally, chapter meetings have been conveniently scheduled to work with participants in their respective time zones.
All panels, brief paper sessions, structured discussions can be live-streamed and a portion of the presentation can include a pre-recording of a presentation if a presenter is unable to join live. All content will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing up to a year after the conference.
To support presenters in preparing for the conference, a technical guide will be posted by Monday, May 10, 2021. Technical staff will also be available during the conference to assist with all presentations.
We hope that this clarifies the structure of the conference program. The program will be posted by Monday, May 10, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the fully online conference and its scientific program, please send an email to email@example.com.
We look forward to having you join us virtually in June!
Dr. Shelley McMain, Chair, Program Committee