Event Details - Upcoming6th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop | ONLINE | November 12-14, 2020

November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Location

Venue:   Online

This year we have adjusted our annual workshop format to ensure the safety of our participants. We are pleased to offer a versatile, innovative virtual workshop, which will be held from November 12-14.

The meeting will include a mix of pre-recorded, on-demand presentations, and live sessions to accommodate various time zones. Taking place over three days, our program will be a series of two-hour sessions, highlighting dynamic live plenary speakers from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, followed by three consecutive discussion sessions exploring research being done within the IIES community.

SESSIONS

New this year, each day will offer three half-hour sessions, each chaired by a faculty member from a different university. The chairs will organize their sessions thematically around a series of talks showcasing the breadth of research being done at their institution.

Each day will showcase talks from a different geographic region of the IIES community.

THEMES

Themes will be determined by the session organizers but will encompass the Institute’s four over-arching themes of Green Technology, Environmental Health, Environmental Policy, and Environmental Processes.

SUBMISSIONS

There will be no abstract submissions as we have done in the past, rather session chairs will be responsible for inviting 4-5 presenters from their home institutions.

Invited speakers will submit their abstract and recorded 8-10 minute video presentation for upload to the conference website. This will provide participants easy access to view talks on the workshop website on-demand.

STRUCTURE

Thursday, November 12 – Saturday, November 14

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (CANADA/US)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (UK)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (FINLAND)

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (CHINA)

FORMAT

A unique website for the workshop will act as a landing page for our participants. It will include the workshop schedule, pre-recorded talks and abstracts. Additional resources, troubleshooting, contacts, and any other pertinent information will also be provided.

Plenary talks will be live and held on the ZOOM platform. Following the talks, will be the regional session which will also be live. Presenters will share a brief (two-minute) overview of their longer pre-recorded talks, which participants will have viewed on their own time via the workshop website.

Following the short talks will be a live 15-minute discussion period, open to all. Participants will “raise their hand” and the chairs will moderate the discussion.

DEADLINES

A call-out for session organizers will be sent out by the first week of August. We hope to have session chairs confirmed by August 21. Once the chairs are established, they will be responsible for finding presenters for their sessions.

The website will be available in late September.

PROGRAM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 NORTH AMERICA
8:00 – 8:30 AM Plenary One | LIVE TALK
  Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 AM Session 1
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
15 min Q&A
9:00 – 9:30 AM Session 2
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
15 min Q&A
9:30 – 10:00 AM Session 3
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
15 min Q&A
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 UK/EUROPE
8:00 – 8:30 AM Plenary Two | LIVE TALK
Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 AM Session 1
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
  15 min Q&A
9:00 – 9:30 AM Session 2
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
  15 min Q&A
9:30 – 10:00 AM Session 3
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
  15 min Q&A
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020 ASIA
8:00 – 8:30 AM Plenary Three | LIVE TALK
Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 AM Session 1
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
  15 min Q&A
9:00 – 9:30 AM Session 2
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
  15 min Q&A
9:30 – 10:00 AM Session 3
  5 x 3min presentation overviews of pre-recorded talks
  15 min Q&A