Listening to talks at ISLE 6

Information for the audience

  • Once you have found an interesting talk in Whova, you can either watch the recording at your own leisure (by clicking on the ‘Recorded video’ link) or enter the Zoom meeting at the given time to follow a live talk. You will be asked whether you want join the session in Zoom or in Whova – joining in Zoom will allow you more flexibility, but joining in Whova will be just as fine. Simply click on the Zoom link and you will be taken to a waiting room – the session helper will let you in once the presenters have tested their equipment. You will be muted on entry and for the duration of the talks.
  • Each session will have help present – you will recognise our helpers from the ISLE 6 background image. The helper will assist the presenters, the chair and the audience, and will also take care of the recording if the authors have given permission.
  • Each session will also have a chair as any traditional conference – they will present the speakers and manage the Q&A turns.
  • During the Q & A session, audience members can ‘raise their hand’ using the Zoom reaction button, or type ‘question’ or ‘comment’ in the Zoom chat. The chair will ask you to unmute yourself when it is your turn – this happens on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • During the session, the audience can also leave their comments in the Zoom chat (the session helper will transfer these comments to Whova after the session).
  • The Q&A session is scheduled to take 5 minutes, followed by 5 minutes hand-over time for the next presentation.
  • You can also leave questions and comments in the Whova channels for each paper, during the entire duration of the conference – for pre-recorded papers, this will be possible even before the actual presentation session. A brief note acknowledging that you have watched a presentation is a friendly gesture!
  • Since time is limited in the conference sessions, if your question is a long one or asks for a long answer, or if you have more of a comment than a question, please use the Zoom chat or Whova rather than raising your hand during the Q&A.
  • If you have any trouble hearing the audio, please check that your device or the application is not muted and that your volume is high enough. You can also try to change the audio input in the settings on Zoom by clicking the little
    arrow next to the Microphone icon in the left-side corner. Make sure that the audio input corresponds to the audio device you are using. If you still can’t hear anything, you can try to leave and re-join the meeting.
  • We recommend you use a headset during the event since this could prevent audio feedback. Mute yourself and close your camera whenever you are not speaking. We especially ask everyone to mute and hide themselves during mass lectures (plenary lectures, opening words, etc).

ISLE 6 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or nationality. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.