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SRM 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
FEBRUARY 15 - 18, 2021
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Oral Presentations

These will highlight research findings in 8-10 minute talks. These presentations will need to be recorded and submitted as a video file.

Poster Presentations

A summary of findings that a viewer can read and understand in just a few minutes. There are a variety ways to virtually display content.

Field Findings

These on-the-ground 8-10 minute field finding videos will feature projects being conducted out on the range.

Presentation Tips for Speakers in the Workshops, Symposia, and Plenary Sessions

  • Practice, Practice – Several  PRACTICE ROOMS using “Integrated Zoom” have been opened throughout the weekend in the Meeting Platform.
    • MAKE SURE YOU CAN GET INTO A MEETING ROOM. Log into the Meeting Platform → Click on Full Schedule → Click on the meeting you want to join → Click “ADD” to add it to your schedule → Click on meeting title → Click “Join Now” upper right, ore scroll down to “Join Online Meeting.”  If zoom loads for you will be able to get into the session you are speaking at.
    • You can enter the meeting on your schedule, just use the steps above. Rooms will be open 15 minutes before meetings are scheduled to begin.
  • Check Your Speed – All speakers need to find a reliable computer and a place with good internet speed.  You can pre-test your speed at a site like https://fast.com/ (Click on “Show More Info”) You need close to 10 Mbps upload speed to make sure you don’t freeze during your talk. If you consistently have < 8 Mbps, you should consider finding a location with a faster speed.  Remember if your screen freezes when you are watching a presentation, only you are affected.  But if your screen freezes while you are presenting the whole audience is affected.
  • Look Your Best –
    • Consider using one of the SRM meeting logos on your slides or a virtual background in zoom. Logos and backgrounds can be downloaded  at: https://bit.ly/SRM-2021-Logos
    • Find a quiet place where background noises will not be distracting.
    • You should have indirect light shining on your face, not behind you.
    • Put something under your computer so the webcam is at eye-level. Make eye contact with the audience.
    • If the microphone on your computer is not very good, using the ear-buds from your cell phone, or buying a nice microphone (here are a few good ones).
    • Make sure your computer is charged. Have a back-up plan…. like a spare computer.
  • Will be Recorded – We do plan on recording sessions and posting them on the Meeting Platform so your work may live on in perpetuity.
  • Zoom Sharing Screens –
    • Click the share screen button (it is green) located in the meeting controls on the bottom of the screen.
    • Select a screen share option
      • Basic: Shares your entire desktop, specific browser, or screen.
      • Advanced: Shares Powerpoint as virtual background or videos.
      • Files: Share files from sharing services like Google Drive and Microsoft Onedrive.
    • Enable Optional Features on the bottom of the screen such as share computer sound and optimize screen share for video clip (allows fullscreen when playing videos).
    • For more help on sharing a screen click here.
    • For help with sharing and playing videos click here.
    • For help with pictures and slides click here.

PRESENTATIONS AND FIELD FINDINGS

Oral presentations, poster presentations and field findings will all be virtual this year. Keep this in mind when preparing your presentations.