Thank you for being a speaker at the first-ever World Microbe Forum. This groundbreaking event is shaping up to be one of the biggest events in the microbial sciences of this year. As a speaker, your role is crucial to the scientific programming, and we are offering you resources to help guide you along the way.
Convener and Speaker Expectations
Speakers are expected to work closely with their session conveners, and conveners are expected to prepare speakers for the sessions. Check out the expectations and entitlements and learn more about your roles at this unique meeting.
Please Note: The invited speaker entitlements do not apply to iPosters, Rapid Fire, and Oral Abstract Presenters in On-Demand Symposia.
World Microbe Forum program will be presented in live, interactive and on-demand sessions.
Live Sessions (Meet-the-Experts and After Chats)
Live sessions will be presented fully in real-time. Speakers will present live during the date and time listed in their invitation and take questions via video from the audience.
Interactive sessions will have a live component following the recorded presentations, including video or text Q&A with presenters and text chatting with other attendees.
Speakers will have the ability to answer text questions during the recorded portion and respond on video during the live Q&A segment at the end of the recorded presentations.
Speakers will pre-record their presentations prior to the meeting, and their recorded talks will be aired the date and time listed in their invitation.
Speakers will present during the day and time of their presentation to take live Q&A chat from meeting attendees, during and after the recorded talks air.
The meeting’s AV partner, Projection AV, will email invited speakers to schedule a time to record their talks on April 26. The recording window dates are April 26-June 7. Speakers must reserve a recording time for their sessions by Friday, May 14.
On-demand sessions are recorded presentations and attendees may view the sessions at any time.
On-demand session speakers will record their talks before the actual meeting and will not be present the day their session is released to meeting attendees for viewing.
The meeting’s AV partner, Projection AV, will email invited speakers to schedule a time to record their talks on April 26.
The recording window dates are April 26-June 7. Speakers must reserve a recording time for their sessions by Friday, May 14.
Live and interactive sessions will be offered for on-demand the day after the presentations air.
New on-demand sessions will be released each day and be available for 24/7 viewing.
FEMS on-demand sessions will be released daily at 6 a.m. CET.
ASM on-demand sessions will be released daily at 6 a.m. EST.
Speaker presentation discussions with the press may not be published until after the day and time of the actual presentation. This policy remains in effect until June 24, 2021. Check out the embargo policy and other speaker and convener related questions for more details.