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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 31st December 2020

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 in the normal way and these will be available to delegates in the normal way but authors have also provided their presentations in advance. These 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 also be available for a time 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. 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 video and audio when they are not actively taking part.

On the days of the conference we expect to have two main structured sessions periods a day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon depending on the number of papers. As far as possible the morning session will focus on those subjects and papers of most relevance to our Asian and Pacific delegates and the afternoon session will focus on subjects and papers of most relevance to our delegates in North and South America.

You will be able to enter a structured session 10 minutes before the advertised start time. If the link does not work - refresh the page. The length of each structured session will vary up to about 2 to 2½ hours. There will then be 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.

Other Material

During the rest of each day we will make available other material. This will be available on demand such as exhibitors material, recordings of earlier sessions and cultural and social material. We will also facilitate time slots for "Conversations". These will be less formal. Keep an eye on the noticeboard (linked from the delegates area) for news of these.

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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