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May 18-21, 2021 | e-Conference from Europe

Wind Turbine Noise 2021

What to Expect at the Conference as a Delegate

Updated 29th March 2021

What to Expect at the Conference as a Delegate

We set out here what you are to expect from the meeting as a delegate. If you are an author as well there is more information on the Authors Page.

Authors will have provided papers for the proceedings and these will be available to delegates in the normal way but authors have also provided their presentations in advance. These presentations will be played in the appropriate session following which they will be available (only to delegates) to view but not to download for about 10 days. We hope authors will be present at their session to answer questions in the discussion period in each session. The discussion period will not just be Q&A but will be a comprehensive discussion of the subject of the session. These discussions will be recorded and will also be available for about two weeks after the conference to delegates ONLY.

Conference Format

The Conference will be run from this website where there will be a delegates area (opening on May 4th) containing links to the sessions and other material. From May 4th, you will be able to read all the papers so you can ask questions when the paper is presented. All the live sessions will be run on the Zoom meetings platform. Chair persons, authors and delegates will all be visible to everyone though we ask people to turn off audio when they are not actively taking part.

The conference will run from 1300 to 1900 hrs Central European Summer Time which is UTC+2. All times will be in CEST. On the days of the conference we will have two main structured sessions periods a day and other material. There will also be a networking room open for the whole of the conference period - night and day. Each day's proceedings will run continuously and you will be able to enter 10 minutes before the advertised start time for the day. If the link does not work - refresh the page.

The structured session will start with an introduction by the session chairs followed by the presentations which will be shorter than normal, generally no more than 10 minutes. At the end of the group of presentations there will be a discussion of the papers and more particularly of the subject or subjects surrounding them. The discussion periods, lasting up to one hour, will be the backbone of the conference where remote authors and other delegates have as much chance to contribute as possible.

In addition to the formal sessions we will have "conversations" where two or three people discuss a topic and other delegates will be invited to join in.

We also have a presentation by Kristina Conrady on the non-acoustic feature of wind maxima and jets which nevertheless have an influence on the level, character or perception of turbine noise.

Keep an eye on the noticeboard (linked from the delegates area) for news.

We will update this page from time to time as plans develop so please come back occasionally.

If you have any thoughts or comments on any of this please contact us via the contacts page.

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