What to Expect at the Symposium as a Delegate
While the final details of the format of the symposium are still to be developed, we set out here what you are to expect from the three days. Authors will provide papers for the proceedings in the normal way and they will also have to provide their presentations in advance as well as being present at their session to answer questions.
In the few days before the conference you will have the opportunity, if you wish, of joining meetings or webinars where you will be able to find out how to get the most of the symposium, how to contact other delegates, and how best to put over your own work on drone noise.
The Symposium will be run from this website where there will be a delegates area containing links to the sessions and other material. The sessions will be run on the Zoom platform. On the days of the symposium we will have two main structured sessions a day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 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. Depending on the final program, we may organize two sessions in parallel.
Each structured session will last 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 chair followed by the presentations which will be shorter than normal, no more than 10 minutes. At the end of the group of presentations there will be a discussion of the papers and of the subject or subjects surrounding them. The discussion periods, lasting about 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. Some of this may be in fixed time slots - for example exhibitors presentations - but most 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 some people who would like to have discussions on specific themes.
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.
Updated 13th July 2020