Preparing for your contribution
As chair you are asked to be present in your session room at least 10 minutes prior to the session. It is important that the sessions stay on schedule so that those who want to hear a specific presentation will know when to meet. It is thus vital that all speakers observe their allocation of time and that the order of presentations given in the programme is adhered to. If a presentation is cancelled you may either use the time for a general discussion or take a break. You are also asked to keep to the language planned for the session. Only sessions or presentations that have been thus announced in the programme may be held in Nordic languages.
Paper sessions will consist of presentations and discussions of prepared papers that focus on an ongoing or completed research project. Each presentation in the paper sessions is allotted 30 minutes, including questions and/or a short discussion. This means that there will be three presentations in each parallel session. The presenter/author is expected to bring 20 paper copies of their paper for distribution to the session. Some networks with many presentations are scheduled to hold parallel paper sessions, which in the programme are marked A and B.
A symposium session builds on a theme and is proposed and planned by a symposium organizer. The papers here thus focus on a common theme. A symposium has a chair (often the organizer) and one or more discussants, who have read the papers in advance. 90 minutes will be allocated for each session. Some symposia will run over more than one session, and are thus marked A, B and C. In the case of the symposia, there will necessarily be no specified timetable for contributions. The symposium coordinator will decide how the symposium is to be organised and the time allotment for each presentation.
ROUND TABLE SESSIONS
All round table presentations take place in the Gym Hall during parallel session 2 (Thursday, March 15, at 17.00 – 18.00). A round table session is a forum that is organised to the presentation and discussion of research ideas/plans or work in progress, and in which participants can be engaged in various ways. There are a number of tables in the Gym Hall and each table has a timetable of its own. 30 minutes will be allocated for each discussion. Discussion is organised freely without a chair in the session. People can gather around interesting themes to share thoughts and insights. Presenters are asked to keep to their time, since a new round table presentation will often follow immediately upon the previous one.
The particular Poster session takes place on Friday, March 16 at 15.00 – 16.15. Presenters are expected to be by their posters during the poster session. Poster session allows both a more informal and a focused opportunity to present and discuss research work, findings, projects etc. through visual means. Posters will be displayed in the fourth floor hall of the Educarium building throughout the Congress. Posters should be put up at the start of the congress and left there till the closing of the congress. You will find boards in the Educarium building’s fourth floor hall for this purpose. The boards are unmarked and placing is optional.