Practical information

General organization

The syposium will take place on Zoom. Presentations and discussions will be open to registered attendees only. The programme with the Zoom links and passwords to the event will be sent via email to all registered participants a few days before the symposium. Please do not share the program/passwords with anyone for security reasons.

Time difference and time zones

In November, there will be a time difference of +-10 hours between Central European Time (CET) in the Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, and Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) applicable to NWS, Victoria, Tasmania, and the ACT. If you are based at a different location in Australia, please use this time converter to clarify the times.

Guidelines for all participants

Please install the Zoom application in advance and make sure that your microphone and webcam work. Take your time to familiarize with the platform. If you want to know more about Zoom before the conference, click here: Joining a meeting on Zoom tutorials and Sharing your screen on Zoom tutorial

​Our technical assistants will be available during the conference. Should you experience any technical problems, please contact us at the following email address: If there are some serious technical problems, such as the general session will start breaking down, and it will be necessary to start a new session for everybody, you will be notified via email with a new link. So please check your emails should this happen.

Guidelines for presenters

Each presenter (apart from invited speakers) will be given a 15-minute slot. We will NOT be recording these presentations. ​Questions from the audience will be encouraged either at the end of a paper presentation or, more typically, at the end of the Panels.

Joining the event

Before the symposium starts, all registered participants will receive a programme via email with a Zoom ID and password for each day of the symposium. Since there are no parallel sessions, there will be only one main meeting room open for everyone.

​When you enter the session, your microphone will be automatically muted so please do not forget to unmute your microphone when you want to speak. If you leave Zoom to take a break, make sure that your microphone is muted. If you leave your microphone on by mistake, it will be muted by the conference technical staff. We would really appreciate if participants in the audience could leave their cameras on whenever possible in order to create a friendly atmosphere. However, if you’re experiencing technical problems or have unstable internet connection, it may help to switch off your camera.

Asking questions

​You can join the discussion with other attendees and presenters by either raising your virtual hand (usually on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen) and waiting for the chair to ask you to speak, or by typing your question or comment into the Chat window and sending the message to ‚Everyone‘.