Talk Instructions

The chair of your session will introduce you before your talk and then moderate the questions from the audience on the chat box or raised virtual hands. 

If the chair doesn't have the time to read out all the questions, oral presenters are encouraged to answer them on the chat box after their talk.

Before your session
  • When available, please make sure you have consulted the programme and are aware of the date, time and session of your talk
  • Register for the event. The link to join the live sessions will be sent out on the final confirmation email on the day before the event - but only if you have registered!
  • Make sure you have planned your talk according to the instructed time. As a reminder:
    • Contributed: 15 min talk + 5 min questions

You can chose to do a live talk on the event, or you can record your talk in advance. Please note instructions for each option below.

Live talks

If you are giving a live talk, you are expected to have your presentation open on your desktop and ready to share 5 minutes before the start of your talk. The conferences team will be running software practice before the event (which would have now been emailed to you). Please attend if you want to make sure your connection is reliable, your camera and microphone work and also to optimise the sharing of your screen.

Please keep your presentation within the allocated time in the programme. If you go above the time limit, the chair will have the capacity to intervene and move on to the next author on the agenda.

Pre-recorded talks

If you would like your talk to be pre-recorded, please send it to Ana in the conferences team at ana.santos@iop.org by the end of the day on 16 May 2021.

You will only be expected to turn on your sound at the end of the recording for the questions. Please do not turn your microphone on at any other time apart from when the chair opens up the Q&A after your presentation.


Key dates

Registration deadline:

24 May 2021

Paper submission deadline:

27 June 2021