A simulation discussion of your work will take place in an open format along with other discussions in the same session.
In 2019, we introduced the novel concept of a Simulation Exhibit, which allowed delegates to showcase their work in a flexible multimedia way that highlighted their research and fostered technical discussions among the symposium delegates. To build upon the success of TGCS 2019, while adapting for the global pandemic of COVID-19, TGCS 2021 will introduce our first Virtual Simulation Discussion. Simulation Discussions are intended to provide a deeper look into the delegates' research, address specific research questions that may not have been asked or answered in the general sessions, and foster constructive research discussions. Simulation Discussions may include any or all of the following: presentation slides, graphs, pictures, videos, and simulation demonstrations.
Hitting the Target
The Simulation Discussion is not intended as an oral presentation and it should not require delegates to stay for a long oral, video, or slideshow presentation. Your materials should provide a quick and punchy presentation of the work you have done and foster discussions between delegates.
Adjusting Your Time
You will have a 45-minute session to interact with those who are interested in your simulation research. There will be multiple Simulation Discussion sessions happening in parallel at the same time. Each Simulation Discussion will be assigned a separate Zoom room and co-host, and delegates will have the option to move freely between rooms to interact with each presenter.
Displaying New Information
Your Simulation Discussion is intended to provide a display of information that is not possible with a traditional printed poster. Embedding multimedia content, along with static elements, such as titles, logos, and summaries, would be a good way to convey information. The use of text should be limited. Examples of recommended dynamic visual elements include: videos, slide shows, animated charts or graphs, scrolling text, and 3D rotation of a model.
Keep in mind, the symposium delegates will benefit from interacting with you, not reading your abstract alone or viewing a website that can be accessed without going to the symposium.
Regardless of how interesting the presenter or a topic may be, internet connectivity issues and poor audio/visuals can ruin any virtual presentation. Please review the list of recommendations below to help you ensure that you have the best possible audio & visuals during your Virtual Simulation Discussion.
Internet connection: Minimize the possibility of receiving “Poor Connection” error messages by using your ethernet connection as opposed to WiFi.
Lighting: Sitting in front of light source (e.g., desk lamp, open window, phone flashlight, etc.) during your presentation can drastically improve your video quality.
Audio: Using an external microphone as opposed to the built-in laptop/desktop microphone can help eliminate background noise and improve audio quality.
Limit Distractions: Working remotely presents a new set of challenges. Try to limit the possibilities of interruptions and distractions by finding a quiet space to conduct the Virtual Simulations Discussion.
Dry run: Be sure to attend your scheduled dry run to verify that you don’t have any software or hardware issues that may impact your session.
Let us know if have any questions or concerns.