Preliminary Schedule (distributed webinars during a day)

3 clustered sessions

  • Morning: Welcome session 10:00-12:00 (GMT+2)
    • Lunch break / chat sessions (discord)
  • Afternoon: 16:00-18:00
  • Evening Session 20:00-22:00
    • Closing down ceremony
    • Afterparty

Format

We would like to take advantage of the virtual aspects of this conference by creating sessions that consist of a mixture of different talk and discussion formats. Examples are pre-recorded videos about research projects that during the sessions will be broadcasted. During the broadcast, the presenters get the opportunity to run an interactive poll on the audience for feedback, and afterwards the presenters have time to address questions from the audience. The reason to use such a format is that we wish to maximize the time available for interaction between participants (Q&A and discussions). Another advantage is that the sessions will be less prone to technical hiccups and the presenters can dedicate their attention to the discussion instead of being nervous about their presentation.

To get an idea of how talks could look like, here are example videos provided by prof Dennis Barbour from the department of biomedical engineering at Washington Univerisity at St. Louis and lab director of the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience and Neuroengineering.

Above you can watch a 2-minute clip about dynamically masked machine learning audiometry by Dennis Barbour. Below you can watch a 7 minute ignite style talk by Dennis Barbour about Active Differential Inference for Medicine, which he illustrates with Active Machine Learning Audiometry (the first application of active transfer learning to audiometry). In an ignite talk, the slides auto-advance every 30 seconds, so you are forced to stay on task and rehearse.