Instructions for virtual (F)ASAL attendees

Virtual (F)ASAL Zoom link: Day 1 (March 21 2020)

Virtual (F)ASAL Zoom link: Day 2 (March 22 2020)

We are very excited to be hosting (F)ASAL 10 virtually allowing for the possibility that anyone who wishes to participate can easily  do so. We are especially happy that this will allow participants from South Asia to be part of the meeting! If you would like to attend, please carefully read the instructions below so that we can ensure that all the main talks and lightening talks proceed smoothly with minimal disturbance.

  1. We have set up (F)ASAL 10 as a Zoom meeting rather than a webinar. Unlike in a webinar, there is no distinction in a meeting between panelists and attendees. Our meeting will thus rely on all of us participants for maintaining order and coherence.
  2. The program for (F)ASAL-10 is available here [program.pdf.] or on the web.
  3. All meeting and talk times are given in EST (that is, Eastern Standard Time). Check to see what that corresponds to in your city/country (for example, look up here).
  4. When you click the link for Saturday, March 21 or  Sunday, March 22  you will  be able to register and then join the (F)ASAL meeting for that day. Your audio settings will put you on mute upon entry but you will be able to unmute yourself. As an attendee that will not be a speaker in any  given session, it would be most helpful to keep your audio settings to mute so that there is no distraction from the main talk. You can always disable your video if you want.
  5. If you want to ask the speaker a question, you can raise your hand  or send a chat message privately to the chair of that session. The chair will collect all the questioners and call on them in order. Please do NOT ask questions until the chair has called on you. Then you can unmute yourself and ask your question.  One way to “temporarily” unmute yourself when you want to contribute is to press the space bar while you speak. When you stop pressing the space bar you are automatically re-muted.
  6. There is a possibility that Zoom will start to function sub-optimally if there is a lot of traffic, especially with video. We might ask the audience to then disable their video so that we have lower transmission load.