How the event works

How the event works

This year’s edition of the Web Audio Conference will be held online. To do it as engaging as possible while getting profit of the online characteristics the event is going to use three tools:

 

 

Slack

 

A Slack workspace has been created for this event. In it, there will be a channel for each of the submissions and activities to allow asynchronous conversations between assistants an authors.

There will also be some other general channel for sharing announcements and any other necessary messages to everybody.

 

 

Gather.town

 

A virtual campus built in gater.town will be the main tool for the conference. In this virtual campus every assistant will have an avatar and will be able to visit the different rooms while talking (and seeing) to people in a proximity area around him/her.

 

 

Zoom

 

For some activities like keynotes, performances and workshops zoom video-calls will be used.

Papers, Talks, Demos & Artworks

This year, due to the event being online, the conference will work differently than previous editions.

For that reason we asked authors to make a video. These videos are available in each submission page together with the pdf submissions, for assistants to check beforehand.

You can access to all of them from the Program.

Then during the live sessions authors can meet assistants to talk and discuss anything related to the submissions.

The papers, talks, demos and artworks are divided in 5 blocks and each of them has two time slots assigned. This is to facilitate the assistance and to allow more possibilities of meeting with people from different parts of the world.

 

  • Papers and Talks A
    • A1: on Monday 5th from 9:00 to 10:00 (CEST)
    • A2: on Monday 5th from 15:00 to 16:00 (CEST)
  • Papers and Talks B
    • B1: on Monday 5th from 10:30 to 11:30 (CEST)
    • B2: on Monday 5th from 16:30 to 17:30 (CEST)
  • Papers and Talks C
    • C1: on Tuesday 6th from 9:00 to 10:00 (CEST)
    • C2: on Tuesday 6th from 15:00 to 16:00 (CEST)
  • Papers and Talks D
    • D1: on Tuesday 6th from 10:30 to 11:30 (CEST)
    • D2: on Tuesday 6th from 16:30 to 17:30 (CEST)
  • Demos and Artworks
    • 1: on Wednesday 7th from 9:00 to 10:00 (CEST)
    • 2: on Wednesday 7th from 18:30 to 19:30 (CEST)

 

During these live sessions authors will have a poster (or similar) displayed in a room in the virtual campus (using gather.town) with a private area (marked darker) for each of them, where they will be able to talk and see assistants and discuss any thing related to their submissions, while assistants see the poster. Figures 1 and 2 show how this will work.

 

getr.town poster room
Poster room in gather town
poster in gater.town
Poster view in gather town

Keynotes, Performances and Workshops

 

These activities will be done in Zoom video-calls. All the information and the necessary links will be shared in the Slack, in Virtual Campus (gather.town) and via email to registered attendees.

 

Keynotes will be done once live. The three of them are in different time zones, to ease assistance from different parts of the world to at least two. These will be recorded and uploaded to the Web Audio Conf youtube channel.

 

Performances are divided in three blocks with two sessions in different time slots each. Some will be both live, other ones one session live and the other one reproduced. All will be updated to the Web Audio Conf youtube channel.

  • Performances A
    • A1 on Monday 5th from 11:30 to 12:30 (CEST)
    • A2 on Monday 5th from 18:30 to 19:30 (CEST)
  • Performances B
    • B1 on Tuesday 6th from 12:30 to 13:30 (CEST)
    • B2 on Tuesday 6th from 17:30 to 18:30 (CEST)
  • Performances C
    • C1 on Wednesday 7th from 11:30 to 12:30 (CEST)
    • C2 on Wednesday 7th from 21:00 to 22:00 (CEST)

 

Workshops are divided in two sessions. Each will have three workshops happening simultaneously.

There will be 5 workshops with a duration of 180mins and 2 with a duration of 90min.

  • Workshops A on Tuesday 6th from 18:30 to 22:00 (with 30 min break)
  • Workshops B on Wednesday 7th from 15:00 to 18:30 (with 30 min break)