Will participants be able to address questions directly to speakers?
All participants will be allowed to address questions. The recommended method is through the Chat. In each session, a group composed by the Session Cahir, the commission Chair, speakers and experts will also have the possibility to speak, present and interact.
How does a presentation get online? Are all presentations managed by the chair?
Presenters may choose to present their content form their device (PC, Tablet, Laptop) by sharing themselves their screen; in this case, they’ll have full control on what is shown. As an alternative, as a director will be following each session, the presenter or the Chair may ask for his support.
In case of pre-registered presentations, it is recommended that these are put online by the director under the guidance of the commission Chair.
Can each participant join any commission? How it will be recognised by the Chair?
Participants with full registration will be able to join any session. The Chair will recognise his presence in real time, as he’ll have the list of participants in his panel.
Active participation is always possible through the Chat and for voting (if allowed). Voice interaction rights are assigned in advance.
Is there a limitation in the length of a presentation intended?
The duration of the presentation is a decision of the Session Chair. Please consider that in an online environment presentations should be shortened to ensure they get the proper impact on participants. For a technical paper, the recommended duration is 12 to 15 minutes.
Are the chairs collecting full papers ahead of the sessions? How is the recommendation for Welding in the World realized in the Meetings?
This on-line Annual Assembly follows the same rules as the face-to-face assemblies.
Chairs of units are already collecting papers. Recommendations to publish in Welding in the World will follow the usual rules as well, with a group screening of documents and voting of delegates.
Will guidelines be sent out to on what equipment they will need to run a session?
A guideline is now available on www.iiw2020.online
What is deadline for presentations so that they are ready for the Annual Assembly?
There is no technical requirement for the live presentations. Pre-recorded presentations should be made available before 1 July. Please don’t forget to contact the Chairman of your meeting to announce your presentation as soon as possible, to let him manage the Agenda for the meeting.
Do I need to pre-register my presentation?
Speakers may present their contributions live or pre-recorded. Pre-recording is recommended in case of unstable internet connection of the
What format do you recommend for the prerecording the presentations?
Pre-recorded presentations include a video of the speaker, his content and his voice. These should be recorded in format MP4 compressed, aspect Ratio 16:9and with a 1280×720 pixels