Information for discussants

Discussants will be provided with draft slides / handouts for the oral and invited presentations in their session by June 1st. They are invited to provide any sort of discussion they see fit related to their session. Some possible discussion format options:

  • pre-record and upload an audio/video presentation up to 20 minutes in length on the theme and the presentations in their session, and possibly tying in their own work;
  • schedule an informal, pre-recorded “panel” discussion with the presenters in their session;
  • schedule pre-recorded individual discussions with the presenters in their session;
  • provide written commentary on the theme and the presentations in their session, and possibly tying in their own work.

Note that for any of these options, conference organizers are available to facilitate the logistics and can also provide video editing services to piece together a “discussion video.”

Discussants will be given a pre-arranged time slot during the regular conference program (between July 6th and July 8th) in which they are asked to participate in a live 20-minute Q&A session about their discussion.

This session will be linked from their materials and open to any registered conference attendee. It will be moderated / facilitated by the conference organizers. Attendees will be able to submit questions ahead of time through the discussion board or live through the chat function, and the facilitator will present questions to the presenters, who will answer them orally.