The following information is provided to assist all the attendees in order to ensure smooth participation in this online conference.


Using ZOOM: please note that ZOOM will be used during this meeting, we have made a tutorial to explain how to use ZOOM. If you are not familiar with this tool then we highly recommend to test it before the conference, our team is available to help and schedule a live test with you from now, just send us an email at

Asking a question: please note that all the participants are muted automatically when joining the meeting. To ask a question during the Q&A time, you just have to raise your hand in ZOOM (click here to learn how) and wait for the session chair to unmute you. If you are facing a technical issue, use the chat to get help from the technical chair.

Using the chat: You can use the chat to ask questions, share links .. If you are facing a technical issue, use the chat to get help from the technical chair.

Setting up your devices: you should plug in your laptop charger and have headphones with microphone near you if needed, we highly recommend to use them as a speaker when you ask a question to ensure the audience hears you well.

Setting up your camera: you should set your camera: the best angle for the camera to capture your face is from the eye-level or a little above. If needed, add some books under your computer to reach the appropriate height. You should get close to the camera but not too close. The camera should frame your face, neck, and shoulders. Also, you should be at the centre of the frame.

Considering the light: you should light your face, and darken the space behind you: The light source should come from in front of you. Natural light is highly advised.

Clearing the background: you should pay attention to your background if you are at home and minimize background distractions for the audience. You can also use a virtual background customized to the conference. You will find a static version here. To do so, a tutorial is available to explain how to change your virtual background.

Naming yourself: Please use your first and last name as username on ZOOM so that the conveners know who you are. Please avoid non-standard nickname. A tutorial is available to explain how to rename yourself.

Selecting a quiet place: you should make sure that you are in a quiet environment: check your room acoustics, ensure there is no background noise, dogs barking, people walking by, and more.

Avoiding distractions: you should make your environment very simple and avoid any distracting object that you could be tempted to play with or touch while you are speaking to the audience like keys.

Testing the connection speed: if you share your internet connection with others, you should ask if they can limit their data consumption. You should make sure the audience is not looking at a blurry or pixelated image.

Using the Conference padlet:: more information will be available on the Conference padlet (with the same password as for the conference rooms). You can add posts to most of the padlet pages by clicking on the “+” sign at the bottom left of the pages. You don’t need a padlet account (you can contribute anonymously), but it will be easier to identify the authors who have an account, and they will be able to update their contributions”