Frequently Asked Questions for
MS&T21 On-Demand Participation

Oral Presentations

What is the format for oral presentations? On-demand oral presentations can be pre-recorded through the Bravura platform or through your own method of recording (such as Zoom, Power Point, etc.). Files must be submitted as MP4s. File size is limited to 500 MB. More information is available in the MS&T21 On-Demand Speaker Guide.

What are the time constraints for presentations? In general, contributed presentations should last 20 minutes. Invited speaker times can vary but may not exceed 25-40 minutes. Please do not extend your presentation beyond your assigned time. You can find this information in the e-mail that confirmed the date and time of your presentation.

Is a PowerPoint template available? A MS&T21 On-Demand PowerPoint template is available here. The PowerPoint template is not required, so you can use your own if you prefer.

How do I record the presentation? Information is available in the MS&T21 On-Demand Speaker Guide. Note that you may use the recording tools in the speaker portal or you may record your presentation on your own using Zoom, GoToMeeting, PowerPoint, or other recording apps. Files must be submitted as MP4s. File size is limited to 500 MB. If your file exceeds this size, we recommend you re-record using the Bravura console, or compress your file.

How do I submit my recorded oral presentation? You must first register prior to submitting your presentation. Information is available in the MS&T21 On-Demand Speaker Guide.

How do I avoid having people save/record my presentations? Within the meeting platform, files may be viewed but not downloaded. Similar to an in-person conference, during the registration process all attendees are asked to agree to not save or record presentations from the conference. In addition, attendees are not able to use the Bravura system to record someone else’s presentation.

Poster Presentations

What is the format for poster presentations? Presenters should provide the poster in PDF format. Any visual aids which might clarify the results of your own work are encouraged. These can include diagrams, charts, figures, illustrations, etc. However, do not post your paper text. Note that graphics should be simple, colorful, well-labeled, and clear. Poster presenters can also create a 5-minute video to introduce their poster.

How do I submit my poster presentation? You must first register prior to submitting your presentation. Information is available in the MS&T21 On-Demand Speaker Guide.

Time Zone Considerations

In which time zone will MS&T21 take place? All in-person presentations will be scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4:00). The on-demand presentations will be available beginning Friday, October 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Registration

I am a presenter – do I need to register and pay? Yes, but be sure to register at the discounted presenter’s rate by September 20, 2021. 

What is the registration deadline date for presenters? September 20, 2021. IMPORTANT: If you have not registered by this date, your on-demand presentation will be removed from the program.

I am a co-author, and the presenter can no longer record the talk. How do I change the designated presenter? This change can be coordinated by contacting MS&T Programming staff at programming@programmaster.org.

Can I register and upload my colleagues’ talks? No, all MS&T21 On-Demand presenters must be registered for the conference in order to upload their talks and be included in the conference technical program. 

General Information

How can I communicate with participants during my session? A message board is assigned to each on-demand presentation. You can interact with MS&T21 On-Demand viewers with questions or comments about your presentation on this message board.

How long will presentations be available to view? Presentations will be available to view through December 31, 2021.

Important Dates for Presenters

By what date do I upload my presentation online? The system will be available starting in early September. The final date to upload On-Demand presentations is October 4. 

For More Information

Questions? Please contact the MS&T Program Team for more information.