Guidelines Speakers OB 2020 Virtual – LIVE PRESENTATIONS from home

Procedure for speakers who give their lecture live from home

Speakers who have chosen to present live from home must carefully read the following guidelines.

The technical crew of the company Eventronics will organize 2 test moments on November 25:
  • Test moment 1: 9:00 to 10:00
  • Test moment 2: 18:00 to 19:00
Time in CET - Brussels time

On November 23 you will receive your personal congress login to access the OB 2020 virtual platform to access and explore.

Strictly respect your allocated speaking time. Questions from the audience may come in by chat to the moderator during your presentation. If time permits the moderator will allow you to answer them.

The entire congress will be recorded and remains available to AOB members and registered OB 2020 participants in your account until the end of 2020. For postponed viewing (no accreditation possible).

Technical instructions

What do I need?

GOOGLE CHROME is the right browser to enjoy all functionalities and avoid problems.

A computer with a stable broadband internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
Test your connection here

Tips & tricks:

Make sure your computer is up-to-date and running stable (no warning messages, annoying advertisement pop-ups, software update reminders). Close all software programs you won't be needing during your presentation to avoid unwanted notification messages (incoming e-mails, calendar reminders). If you are using a laptop, make sure your power adaptor is connected so your computer doesn't run out of battery.

Internet connection:
If you can view any YouTube video ( without interruptions or hiccups in browsing, video, or audio – you are good to go! If you are having troubles or things are going slowly, try moving closer to your wi-fi router or connect your computer via a network cable for a better internet connection.

Audio: Choose a quiet environment, free of any distractions (no open windows, no street noise from roadworks or passing vehicles with sirens, no kids or pets around). It is strongly advised to use a headset with microphone to reduce environment noise and have a good quality audio.

Video: Check your camera image for any distractions or private items that are visible in your video background (family pictures, prints on the walls with confidential info) – remove anything you don't want others to see. Check whether your face is sufficiently lit, and if your facial expressions are clearly visible on screen. Avoid pointing the camera to windows (backlight) and try adding an extra light behind your camera to make your face more visible if necessary.

Start you presentation with your conflict of interest.

The language of the presentation should in all cases be the same as the language of the title and the abstract as shown in the programme. In any case the slides need to be in english.

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