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FAQs on our 2020 Remote Conferences

Due to Pandemic Covid-19 we decided to transform our 2020 conferences into fully virtual conferences. This will offer our community the possibility for scholarly exchanges, news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all conferences participants.

What do I need to attend the virtual conference?

To attend the virtual conference, you need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and a valid registration. You will receive login details a few days prior to the conference.

For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you join the conference using a supported internet browser, which includes Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

How are you operating remotely?

We will be using Zoom, a remote conferencing tool. Zoom is also the only reliable, ubiquitous, platform that allows for significant sound reproduction. Our Staff are fully prepared to facilitate all aspects of the conference with excellent musical fidelity.

What if my internet goes out or something else goes wrong with Zoom during the conference?

Our Staff will have tech support available remotely throughout the conference day to test and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

What if I don’t know how to use Zoom?

If necessary we will privately help the speakers who need it with small training sessions before the conference to ensure that everyone feels adequately prepared and able to enjoy the conference (how the sessions will work, raising the virtual hand, question and answer structure, mute, etc.)

If you have specific questions about how to accomplish a part of your presentation on Zoom, feel free to be in touch with us far in advance of the conference by emailing conferences@luigiboccherini.org

Are you sure Zoom is a secure platform?

To maintain security, every aspect of Zoom will be within a closed, password-protected environment — which will thwart the ‘ZOOM-BOMBING’ and hacking that already plagues publicly-attended Zoom panels and webinars.

Is there anything I need to know about giving my paper remotely?

In order to streamline the conference proceedings our Staff will handle any keynote/powerpoint aspects of the presentation remotely via Zoom, so all you have to do is focus on giving your papers until the Q&A. You will send your video examples and powerpoint to us ahead of time.

How can I ask questions at the virtual conference?

Discussion groups will be created for each session and you will be able to join a public online chat discussion and ask questions.

Speakers will be asked to join the discussions as well and address the questions posted.

Live sessions will have live Q&A sessions!

I live in a different timezone from Lucca. Will I still be able to participate?

In order to make the conference as accessible to as many time zones as possible, we have organised the sessions considering the different timezones of those attending the conferences.

How do I register for?

Registration has opened. You’ll receive the booking form by email. After you register, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to connect to the conference.

Are the prices the same to attend the remote version of the conference?

Yes. Conference registration fees will remain the same, in order to cover the costs of personnel and technical staff necessary to produce the conference as envisioned.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

There are no refunds for the virtual sessions.

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