Information for Speakers

The Call for Papers is now closed.

From all submissions, the scientific committee selects the lectures and arranges them into thematic groups.

From 17th of August onwards, speakers will be informed whether their presentation has been accepted.

Please don´t hesitate to ask if you have any questions:

Information for speakers

  • general length of presentation 15 min + 5 min discussion
  • Length of lecture for short presentations and Science Bar (former poster sessions): 3 slides + title slide, 3 minutes
  • Lectures are held via the video conferencing tool GoToMeeting
  • technical support in advance and adhoc possible
  • a guide for online presentation is provided
  • we will offer a webinar to introduce the technical issues soon
  • all information for participants is saved in a protected participant area

Further information will be provided shortly.

How you present your lecture

All lectures will be held via the "GoToMeeting" video conferencing system.

If you are not yet familiar with this system as a speaker, we would like to invite you to an introduction to the conference software GoToMeeting.
Dates will be announced shortly.

1. Conference Software
Please download >>> here <<< the conference software GoToMeeting in advance.

2. Choice of location
The right room for a successful presentation...

  • is free from disturbances such as devices that make noise (fax, printer, telephone, refrigerator), street noise and nature sounds (close windows!), people coming in
  • ideally has wired Internet instead of WLAN (usually runs more stable)

3. Camera and light
Align the camera and make sure the exposure is sufficient.

The angle of "down" and "up" is usually unfavorable. For an advantageous exposure, it is better to position the camera as follows:

  •  exactly at eye level! If necessary put books under the laptop
  •  distance to you: approx. 60-80cm
  •  Your upper body should be visible up to half of the chest, some space above your head does not optically constrict you.
  •  distance to the wall behind you: at least 1,5m
  •  The main light source (daylight, spotlight) must always be behind the camera and illuminate your face from the front or diagonally.
  •  Do not use ceiling light "exactly from above" as the main light source
  •  Avoid light sources and shadows in the background!
  •  You shine too much? The light is directed too directly at you or is too strong.
  •  Try to point the strong light at a bright wall in front of you so that it illuminates you indirectly.

4. The right background

  • Choose a neutral, not too ruffled background. Optimal: white, beige, light grey
  • -> no patterned wallpaper or similar.
  • Do not place directly in front of the wall! Give behind you gladly something "space".
  • There is then also space for suitable decoration, e.g. a roll-up of the project you are reporting on or a plant.
  • Please do NOT use the filter " Blur background" under any circumstances!

5. The right sound

  • It is often recommended to use a headset for the presentation to ensure optimal sound quality.
  • The sound is almost more important than the picture: a laptop or a smartphone with webcam is generally sufficient. But to avoid disturbances you should:
  • Use headphones, no speakers - risk of feedback!
  • You only have loudspeakers? Set them as quiet as possible and make sure they are placed between you and the microphone (in the laptop/camera)!
  • Ideal: Headset with own microphone.
  • The room should not echo. If necessary, place/hang a blanket behind your computer where you "speak into" it.

6. The choice of clothing

  • You should feel comfortable.
  • But: Avoid check and stripe patterns if possible to avoid picture problems.
  • Be sure to choose clothing that differs from the wall colour.
  • If you follow all of these tips, you should have made sure that you are in the best possible picture.

Long versions

If you as a speaker would like to provide your long version of your provided abstract, please upload it directly into ConfTool until 15 October 2020.

You may use >>> this template <<< (.docx format).

We will publish the long versions in the participant area of the conference for 1 year, afterwards they will be published freely in the IGA conference database.

This database is shared worldwide, so that the long versions are then globally accessible and can be found in search engines. It is basically a citable publication. Nevertheless, we recommend a peer reviewed publication in our journal GEEN at Springer.

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