SYMPOSIA – SESSION OUTLINE
All symposia will start with a 2 minute introduction, followed by 18 minute talks. After each talk there will be a 4 minute Q&A section.
Please do not let a speaker start his/her lecture at any time other than the time specified in the programme. In case a speaker does not show up, please inform the room assistant as soon as possible and give opportunity for discussion (or if no alternative is possible announce a short break).
In order for the session to run smoothly, please note the following information.
Microphones will be available on the chairperson’s table for introductions and Q&A discussions.
Delegates wishing to ask a question must walk to the microphone standing in the aisle or aslk a question through the app.
The speaker controls his/her own presentation by using the keyboard of the laptop computer at the lectern.
Your main task as the chairperson of this session is to finish every lecture in your session within the scheduled time, as it is announced in the programme. If a speaker does not end his presentation in due time, please make use of clear signals. If the speaker does not react to signals, please interrupt him/her with your microphone and ask him/her to finish the presentation.
IF A SPEAKER DOES NOT SHOW UP
In case a speaker does not show up, please inform the room assistant as soon as possible and if no alternative speaker is available, give opportunity for discussion (or if no alternative is possible announce a short break). Please do NOT let a speaker start his/her lecture at any time other than the time specified in the programme. You can check the programme in the Forum App.
ASK THE SPEAKER
As the audience can ask questions at the end of the talks, please arrive at your session hall at least 10-15 minutes before the session start time to meet with an IT technician and receive an iPad. All questions submitted through the app will appear on the iPad. For an example click here.
SUMMARY OF TASKS FOR CHAIRPERSONS:
• Announce speakers
• Time control
• Guide and organise the discussion
• Conclude the session