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PD22 Participant Guide

We are looking forward to your participation at the SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PD22). We have prepared this guide to explain how the presentation format will operate.

Please click here for a walkthrough of the vFairs virtual conference platform from the point of view of an attendee.

Learn more about the gathering space for SIAM’s virtual conferences.

If you are participating in the conference, follow the appropriate link(s) below to learn more about participating in your session(s):

Instructions for Contributed Poster Presenters 

PP1 Poster Session I is scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-4), and PP2 Poster Session II is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-4). During the poster session to which you have been assigned, you will be expected to have your poster open to respond to questions posted in the Q&A window attached to your poster. At the top of your poster’s Q&A wall, you will see an individualized link to a group video meeting room that you can use to discuss your poster with attendees. We recommend you keep the video meeting room open for the duration of the poster session to greet attendees as they enter. As viewers post messages on your Q&A wall, you may find it convenient to periodically copy and paste the video meeting room URL to have it appear on the wall without having to scroll.

There will also be a poster session chatroom in the conference platform chat feature accessible via the navigation bar at the top of the platform window. The poster session chatroom is to facilitate discussions, via text and group video, among the poster presenters and attendees.

Invited Plenary (IP) and Special/Prize (SP) Sessions

Session Chairs and Speakers

Invited Plenary (IP) and Special/Prize (SP) Sessions will be run using Zoom’s webinar format. Session chairs and speakers will be sent Zoom links by email in advance of each talk.  If, by the morning of your session, you have not yet received the link, please let vFairs/SIAM staff know using the tech support chat room within the platform and they will provide you with the appropriate link. 

All IP and SP Presentations are live by default. It is recommended, but not required, that speakers send slides to the session chair in advance of the session. In the event bandwidth issues arise, the speaker can proceed via phone, as the session chair advances the slides. The vFairs tech can assist with the Zoom phone option, if necessary. If you are an IP or SP speaker, please provide the session chair with a telephone number where you can be reached when you send your slides.

IP and SP session chairs and speakers are required to join via the link mentioned above 15 minutes prior to the posted start time of the session. Please introduce yourself as a chair or speaker to the vFairs staff in the Zoom, and that person will assist you with testing audio, video, and screen share capabilities. 

Session chairs are responsible for ensuring that speakers stay within their allotted time and should be prepared to moderate the Q&A period for the speaker.

The session itself will be recorded and made available for viewing on demand by registrants through the virtual conference platform. If SIAM decides to put any talks on YouTube after the conference platform closes, we will collect permissions from speakers.

Minisymposium (MS)

Minisymposium Organizers and Speakers

Minisymposia will take place during their scheduled times in a live* and interactive format (using Zoom’s meeting format). Minisymposium organizers and minisymposium speakers are required to enter their Zoom sessions 15 minutes in advance of the posted start time of the session to get set up. You will not be sent links to the Zoom by email; you will simply enter the session by clicking the “join” button from the program within the platform and identify yourself to vFairs staff as an organizer or speaker. The vFairs staff person will assist you with testing audio, video, and screen share capabilities. If an issue arises during the session, and a vFairs support staff person is no longer in the room, please report it in the technical support chat room and you will be assisted immediately.

Minisymposium organizers will introduce each speaker. Twenty-five (25) minutes have been allotted for each talk, plus an additional five (5) minutes for questions. Determining a protocol for when and how questions are received and answered is the responsibility of the organizer. Please do not deviate from the schedule, even if a speaker finishes early.

Session organizers are responsible for adhering to the posted schedule. It is imperative sessions conclude at the scheduled end time. 

*To minimize disruptions in the event of a dropped internet connection, we recommend speakers send the session organizers a copy of their slides with a phone number where they can be reached during the session. Session organizers can alternatively opt to play a prerecorded talk over Zoom screen share in exceptional circumstances. Just ask the vFairs staff in the Zoom for assistance.

Zoom Training Sessions

SIAM held two training sessions for those who would like to familiarize themselves with the Zoom environment in advance of their live sessions.

The session for Invited Plenary (IP) and Prize Lecture (SP) participants was held on Friday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)

Click here to view a recording of a previous Zoom Training Session for Invited Plenary (IP) and Prize Lecture (SP) participants.

The session for Minisymposia (MS) session participants was held on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. EST (UTC-5).

Click here to view the recording


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