Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 – 24 September 2021
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 September – 24 September 2021

Online Live session structure & the 1-minute-1-slide pitches by authors

Deadline for submission of all scientific presentations and pitch slides is 2 September 2021.

The 45-minute long online live sessions are divided in two parts:
During the first part of the online live session, all authors that have submitted a scientific presentation (10-minute oral video or poster) have the option of presenting a live 1-minute-1-slide pitch (3-minutes-3-slides for solicited authors) to encourage attendees to view their scientific presentation. A maximum of approximately 25 such pitches will be scheduled, depending on the session's submissions. The pitch slides must be submitted by authors on 2 September 2021, at the same time as they submit their scientific presentations. The pitches will be compiled by the session chair, who during the session will show each slide for one minute, track time and hand the floor (microphone) to the authors to present their live pitch.

The second part of the online live sessions is dedicated to a live Q&A between the authors and the attendees and is moderated by the session chairs.

In addition, off-line asynchronous discussion will also take place at the dedicated Slack channel for each session.

The live session, including all live pitches and subsequent discussion, will be recorded and made publicly available on Vimeo. Authors of 'private' scientific presentations are requested to ensure that no restricted or embargoed information is included in their pitch slide.

Guidelines for your 1-minute-1-slide pitch

Authors of both oral and poster presentations who desire to do so are invited to give an in-person 1-minute-1-slide pitch during the first part of the online live session. We kindly ask to observe the following guidelines and invite you to see the example pitch at this link:

  1. Please be aware we ask for a 1-minute pitch, not a 10-minute talk condensed into one minute! The idea is to warm up the attendees to go and watch your scientific presentation (10-minute oral video or poster);
  2. Speak clearly and at an understandable pace;
  3. An understandable pace is about 140-150 words spoken per minute. We suggest that you write out the text beforehand as a guideline for your live pitch, and have that text at hand;
  4. The slide can be either a title slide and/or contain one image or figure that best describes the work you present. See example here;
  5. Solicited authors may give a 3-minute pitch, supported by up to three slides.
  6. If is it impossible for you to present in-person during the live event, then you can submit a 1-minute video in place of your pitch slide for the session chair to play during the session. The deadline for this is also 2 September.
  7. If you do not submit your pitch slide on time, but you do want to present your pitch in-person during the session, then the session chair will show a standard slide with the title and list of authors as per your submitted abstract.
  8. Please note that only authors that have uploaded their scientific oral video or poster presentation by 2 September will be permitted to give a pitch during the live sessions.