All sessions at IDIA2020 will be hosted in a Zoom virtual meeting room. Participation in all the IDIA2020 virtual sessions is free – use the Zoom link below to register to participate.
While there will be moderators in every session of the conference, we need everybody’s cooperation to ensure a pleasant experience for both the participants and the speakers. Below is a list of good practices and some house rules to guide your participation in the IDIA2020 virtual conference.
- The schedule of the presentations, with abstracts, is available on the program page. Please note that the time on the program is specified in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) standard.
- A Google calendar of the conference sessions is available here.
- Each paper will be allocated 30 minutes, roughly 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A
Before the conference
- Zoom: Download the Zoom desktop or mobile app in your device and familiarize yourself with the various tools and functionalities of the app (mute/unmute; screenshare, etc)
- Bio and contact details: To facilitate virtual interaction and networking between participants, please share your bio and social networking details by filling in this form
- For presenters:
- Connection test: Schedule a Zoom demonstration and connection test session via this form
- Presentation slides: Send us your presentation slides
- Presentation recording: If there are concerns with your connection speed, send us a recording of your presentation
- Book of abstracts: Access the conference abstract book for an overview of the accepted papers
- Social media: Publicize and share the conference on your social media and professional networks using the hashtags #IDIA2020 + #ICT4D and our handle @idia2020
- Device: Do a final check of your device’s audio and video tools before the session starts.
- Location: Make sure that you are in a place with a stable internet connection. If you are using a wireless connection, it is best if you are located near your router. Also choose a quiet location where there is minimal ambient noise.
- Join a session: Use the link above to join the conference sessions.
During the conference
- DO: Use your full name and for presenters also include your paper id (e.g. “John Doe (#55)”) to join the conference session
- DO: Use the screen share feature to share your slides during your presentation
- DO: Raise hand. During the Q&A, if you want to ask a question or make a comment, use the raise hand function in Zoom located under the Participants (Alt+U) tab and wait for the moderator to acknowledge you. Please state your name and affiliation before you speak up so this can be noted by the moderators.
- DO: Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #IDIA2020 + #ICT4D
- DON’T: Interrupt speakers when they are presenting. Send us your questions via Mentimeter, using the meeting code – to be shared on the day of the conference. While questions can be asked anonymously on Mentimeter, we suggest that you add your name to your questions, to facilitate interactive follow-up.
After the conference
- Continue the engagement with the conference attendees via the various social networking (e.g., LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Twitter) channels