This page is intended for folks who have had their abstract accepted for a poster presentation, lightning talk, or regular talk at R/Medicine 2021. Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you as a presenter. As a reminder, the event will take place virtually Tuesday, August 24-27, during Eastern Daylight Time. Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.
The schedule will be posted on the R/Medicine web site by Wednesday, August 4th.
All lightning talks are ten (10) minutes in total.
All regular talks are twenty (20) minutes in total.
We will be using the virtual event platform CrowdCast that will allow speakers to deliver content live or by pre-recorded talk, and join live for Q&A during the session.
Posters will be presented on SpatialChat, a platform that allows participants to interact as video and audio-enabled avatars in a virtual room. To move within a room, use your mouse and drag your avatar to a new location. Avatars who are close to each other can hear one another, so much like in real life, you hear people who are close to you but not those who are further away. To get a better sense of this experience, you can test SpatialChat here.
Posters should be in landscape format and should be uploaded as a single PDF file. The recommended poster size is A0 (118 x 84 cm), with the title in size 100 font. An example can be found here.
All speakers may pre-record their talk, which will be played through the event platform. Speakers who will give a lightning talk must submit a pre-recorded talk.
Some suggested tools to use for recording are Quicktime, Zoom, a screen recorder, or something similar. The recording should show your slides or screen and optionally yourself, using a picture in picture style format. Please share the actual video file, in MP4 format, not a link to a streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Please upload your poster or presentation using this Google Form.
Submissions need to be received no later than Friday, August 20.
As with physical events, live interaction is essential to the success of virtual events and we are asking every presenter, whether presenting live or via pre-recorded session, to join for live chat with attendees during their session, within the platform. This will provide added value to the audience and create more of an 'event' experience.
If you are concerned about your timezone and how that could impact the live Q&A portion of your session, we will do our best to reschedule your session slot to a time that is convenient for you.
More information on speaker training will be provided shortly.
There is no dress code for presentations, and we encourage you to be comfortable. That said, you must be aware that the Code of Conduct applies to this space, both in terms of what you show on camera and what you say. We ask that you be tasteful and considerate in choosing your clothing and surroundings. Keep in mind that we are a global community. Please refrain from wearing shirts with global brand logos that are not your own. Solid colors (not white) also work best instead of prints.
The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias. We highly recommend all of our speakers, watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.
Please read and abide by our code of conduct, which can be found here. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.
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If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.