Online platform (Gather.town)
We will be creating a digital space for delegates to meet up and chat. In addition to dedicated social and networking sessions, there will be time throughout the day to use this space to meet other delegates. We will be using the platform Gather Town, which allows you to move around the space, interact with objects in the “room”, and talk with those closest to you using your camera and mic.
Zoom will be integrated into Gather.town for plenary talks, oral presentations and dedicated social sessions. We will also send out links to the Zoom sessions to registered delegates, should you choose to access the conference that way.
To ensure smooth running of the conference, we kindly ask accepted presenters to submit a pre-recorded video of the presentation. Each oral presentation will be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for live questions and comments. As oral presentations will be run in parallel sessions, the chair of each session will ensure that there is sufficient time for delegates to switch between presentations.
More detailed instructions for recording the presentations will be made in due course. We ask that presenters send us the recorded presentation by 15 September.
Posters will be displayed on virtual poster boards in Gather.Town. Each presenter will be assigned one poster board, where nearby delegates will be able to view the poster and interact via camera and mic. Posters do not have to be in traditional dimensions of A1/A0 (be creative!), but must be at least 1000px in width and 600px in height. The poster should be in .png or .jpg format and must not exceed 3MB in size.
Post conference day
To facilitate further conversation, we plan on making the presentation videos and posters available to registered delegates via a password-protected Padlet site after the conference.
This Padlet site will remain online for a week after the conference. It will then be decommissioned, and we will not retain any copies of the presented material.
Throughout the event, we welcome delegates to tweet or post on social media, using the hashtag #PARLAY2021. We will also be taking screenshots and “photographs”, which may be made available on our Twitter account and Facebook page. However, please respect the wishes of presenters who do not want part or all of their presentations to be shared, e.g. because of the confidential nature of the data.