Quiet Drones 2020
What to Expect at the Symposium as a Delegate
Updated 3rd October 2020
We set out here what you are to expect from the meeting. Authors have provided papers for the proceedings in the normal way but they have also provided their presentations in advance. These will be played in the appropriate session following which they will be available (only to delegates) to view but not to download for about 10 days. We hope authors will be present at their session to answer questions in the discussion period in each session. The discussion period will not just be Q&A but will be a comprehensive discussion of the subject of the session. The opening presentations will be "prepeated" on Sunday evening as well as Monday for the benefit of delegates in the Americas. There will be no discussion after the Opening Session.
The Symposium will be run from this website where there will be a delegates area (opening on October 5th) containing links to the sessions and other material. The live sessions will be run on the Zoom Webinar platform which is slightly different from Zoom meetings. Chair persons and authors will be assigned panellist status and will be visible to everyone but other delegates will not. However, if you are keen to contribute to any particular discussion then please let us know and, subject to the Session Chairs' approval, we will invite you to be a panellist.
On the days of the symposium we will have two main structured sessions periods a day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Sometimes there will be parallel sessions. As far as possible the morning session will focus on those subjects and papers of most relevance to our Asian and Pacific delegates and the afternoon session will focus on subjects and papers of most relevance to our delegates in North and South America.
You will be able to enter a structured session 10 minutes before the advertised start time. If the link does not work - refresh the page. The length of each structured session will vary up to about 2 to 2½ hours. It will start with the session authors being allocated panellist places on the screen. There will then be an introduction by the session chairs followed by the presentations which will be shorter than normal, generally no more than 10 minutes. At the end of the group of presentations there will be a discussion of the papers and more particularly of the subject or subjects surrounding them. The discussion periods, lasting up to one hour, will be the backbone of the Symposium where remote authors and other delegates have as much chance to contribute as possible.
During the rest of each day we will make available other material. This will be available on demand such as exhibitors material, recordings of earlier sessions and cultural tours of Paris. We will also facilitate time slots for "Conversations" in the morning and afternoon breaks. These will be less formal and run on Zoom meetings platform where everyone will be equally visible. Keep an eye on the noticeboard (linked from the delegates area) for news of these.
We will update this page from time to time as plans develop so please come back occasionally.
If you have any thoughts or comments on any of this please contact us via the contacts page.