TMA’2020 will take place online and, due to generous sponsorship, conference attendance will be entirely free. The conference will take place via Zoom software, supported via a Slack workspace to facilitate interaction.
For planning purposes, we ask people to complete this registration form to signify their intention to attend. This will be used to send login details and credentials to participants.
Zoom: The conference will be webcast via Zoom. We recommend you download the client in advance to make joining the sessions easier. We will share the Zoom URL the day before TMA starts (9th June). The link will only be sent out to registrants, so please ensure you register before then. If you are not familiar with zoom you can find answers to the frequently asked questions here.
Slack: We have created a Slack workspace, which we encourage you to join. Instructions for joining will be sent out to registrants. We have created a channel for each paper. You are welcome to kick-off discussions prior to the conference, and we hope these can be used for lively discussion of papers and presentations. We have also created a #logistics channel if you face any logistical challenges during the conference. Please feel free to pose questions there.
Calendar: We appreciate the difficulty of keeping up with sessions across a diversity of timezones. To assist, we have created a public Google Calendar, which you can join here. This will import the full TMA agenda into your calendar, and allow you to convert to your own timezone.
Protocol: Each presentation (excluding the keynote) will be a pre-recorded 15 minute video. We will then have 10 minutes for questions. Attendees will be invited to raise their hand during presentations by adding “+q” in the Zoom chat window (or withdrawing their questions by adding “-q”). Questioners will be invited to unmute and ask their question directly. In cases where there is not sufficient time to discuss all questions, attendees will be encouraged to continue offline via Slack. Slack can also be used for discussions and questions during the presentation, leaving the zoom chat window for managing the virtual queue of questioners.