EASST+4S Joint Virtual Conference
Date: 18th of August to 21st of August
Where: Online platform accessible via PC and Smartphone
Organizer: ESST and 4S
What to Expect
Academic meetings have been turned on their heads in the months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic societies have adopted various strategies for using communications technologies to make the best of the situation. In designing a totally virtual conference, EASST and 4S jointly have adopted a strategy meant to present as few complications as possible and to allow the conference to proceed as closely as possible to the normal flow of events: Attendees will search and browse the online program. Presenters will gather in “rooms” at their appointed times, share their slides, and deliver their talks. Discussants can make their contributions. Audience members can submit questions by text, or, if invited by the chair, by video and audio.
We have prepared the guide below to help you understand what to expect and how to have the most satisfying conference experience. That said, we are open to original adaptations to the technological environment. “Flipped” sessions are an obvious example. We expect to see various novel approaches coming from Making and Doing presenters. Please let us know if you have a plan to get outside the box.
All presenters and other attendees will access virtual meetings via the online program. This is the same system through which all papers have been submitted, which is linked to the same system through which all registrations are completed. Therefore, there should be no surprises or hurdles regarding login credentials. The meeting program will be public, but links to the meetings, as well as downloadable files and other resources, will be available only to logged-in users who have registered for the meeting.
- To read the full program and agenda of the ESST4S Prague 2020 virtual meetings, follow the link to the website.