Frequently Asked Questions for Mg 2021 Virtual
For Plenary and Invited Speakers
What is the format for plenary and invited speaker presentations? The speakers will give their presentations live. An additional PDF and/or dataset is optional. Plenary and invited presentation times can vary but may not exceed 25 minutes to allow five minutes for the live Q&A.
When will I receive instructions for my live presentation? You will receive an e-mail from Morressier with a link to your specific talk as well as instructions to access your live presentation on June 7, 2021.
Can I test my audio and webcam settings before my live presentation? Yes! Once you receive the link to access your live presentation, you will be able to test your audio and webcam settings.
How early can I join my live presentation? You can join up to 15 minutes prior to the start time of the live presentation.
For Contributed Presentation Speakers
What is the format for contributed presentations? All contributed presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the Morressier platform. Files must be submitted as MP4s. In general, contributed presentations should last no more than 20 minutes. An additional PDF and/or dataset is optional.
How do I submit my recorded contributed presentation? Upload instructions were emailed to all presenters in the middle of May. If you did not receive these upload instructions, please email email@example.com.
By what date do I upload my presentation online? All pre-recorded presentations must be uploaded by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
For Poster Presenters
What is the format for poster presentations? Presenters should provide the poster in PDF format. An additional two-minute pre-recorded video, submitted as an MP4 file, is strongly encouraged. Any additional visual aids which might clarify the results of your own work are encouraged. These can include diagrams, charts, figures, illustrations, etc. However, do not post your paper text. Note that graphics should be simple, colorful, well-labeled, and clear.
How do I submit my poster presentation? Upload instructions were emailed to all presenters in the middle of May. If you did not receive these upload instructions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By what date do I upload my presentation online? All poster presentations must be uploaded by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
General Information for All Attendees
How do I access the Mg 2021 proceedings publication? Registrants receive electronic access to the Mg 2021 proceedings publication. Complimentary access expires on August 31. Enter your order number, found at the top of your registration confirmation, at https://www.tms.org/Mg2021Proceedings.
What browser should I use to access the Morressier platform? The Morressier platform will work in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
How can I communicate with participants during my session? A message board is assigned to each presentation. You can interact with Mg 2021 attendees with questions or comments about your presentation on this message board. You will receive e-mail and in-app notifications when someone leaves a comment.
How early will pre-recorded presentations be available to view? Pre-recorded presentations and materials will be available to view on June 7, 2021.
How long will presentations be available to view? Presentations will be available to view through June 30, 2021.
Is a PowerPoint template available? A Mg 2021 Virtual PowerPoint template is available on the Attendee Toolbox page. The PowerPoint template is not required, so you can use your own, if you prefer.
How do I protect my presentations from being saved or recorded by others? Within the meeting platform, files may be viewed but not downloaded. Similar to an in-person conference, during the registration process all attendees are asked to agree to not save or record presentations from the conference. In addition, attendees are not able to use the Morressier system to record someone else’s presentation.
Time Zone Considerations
Due to time zone issues, do I have to be available at the date/time of my pre-recorded presentation? Contributed presentation speakers are asked to join their session’s live video discussion to answer questions. They should also monitor their presentation’s message board throughout the duration of the event.
In which time zone will Mg 2021 Virtual take place? All presentations and events will be scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4:00). Use this Time Zone Converter as a helpful tool for your schedule.
For More Information
For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:
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