Presentation and Format Guidelines

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Presentation and Format Guidelines

  • Presenters are required to confirm that their abstract will be presented at the conference by sending an "RSVP" upon receiving an acceptance letter (this is not registering for the meeting, just confirming that your abstract will be presented in the format in which it was accepted). Please "RSVP" by March 1, 2022 or by sending an email to after that date.
  • All accepted presenters will be asked to abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • Instructions on presenting and uploading pre-recorded presentations will be provided towards the end of April.

Review and Notification

  • All abstracts received doubled-blind review by three reviewers from institutions unaffiliated with the proposal; the review committee included 29 members from 18 institutions representing multiple disciplines.
  • Proposals for panels, papers, and posters that were not accepted for live presentation in those formats may have been accepted as recorded presentations

Formats for Accepted Abstracts

  • Abstracts accepted as papers, panels and flash presentations will be scheduled for live virtual presentations with audience Q&A during the conference.
  • Abstracts accepted as recorded papers, recorded panels or recorded flash presentations will not be scheduled for a live session during the conference, but will be available to view on demand by registrants during and after the conference.
    • Details on recording formats, deadlines, and uploading instructions will be posted here and sent out by email in late April.
  • All accepted presenters and co-authors will be required to include financial disclosure information in their presentations.

Format Descriptions for the virtual ELSIcon2022

Panel session (90-minute Zoom session)

  • The ideal panel session provides a variety of perspectives on a cohesive theme or includes presentations that are cross-disciplinary and build on one another. Panels are limited to a maximum of 4 presenters, including one designated as moderator. At least 30 minutes should be reserved for questions and discussion from the audience.

Paper session (90-minute Zoom session)

  • Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present a work-in-progress or recently published paper followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience. The presenters will be scheduled by the conference organizers in groups of 4 per session by topic.

Poster: converted to Flash Presentation for virtual meeting (90-minute Zoom session)

  • Posters present a work-in-progress or recently published paper. With the pivot to a virtual meeting, abstracts submitted as posters will be accepted as Flash Presentations. These presentations may have from 1-3 slides and should take no more than 10 minutes to present, followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience. The presenters will be scheduled by the conference organizers in groups of 6 per session by topic.

Recorded Abstracts

  • Abstracts which score below the cut-off for presentation during the conference may be accepted as a Recorded Panel, Recorded Paper, or Recorded Flash Presentation.  These narrated recordings will be posted online during and following the conference, and may be selected for an ELSIconversations Series during 2022.  

ELSIconversations Series 3, 2022

  • Summer/Fall 2022 - to include selected presentations accepted for ELSIcon2022. Participants will provide recorded 15-minute presentations of their original research to be posted on ELSIhub. The ELSIconversations will comprise hour-long events, organized by topic, where attendees watch the videos and then come together for discussion and Q&A with the presenters and moderators.