FAQ - Speakers

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WESC 2019 Speakers,

We are really looking forward to hosting you at WESC 2019. This email contains some FAQ which will hopefully help you to get organised during this week. Remember, you can download the latest version of the program here.

Details of how to enter the presentation and discussion competition are included below. Prizes are sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

How long should my presentation be?

Generally, all speaking slots at WESC 2019 are 20 minutes in duration, it is up to you how to divide this time between presentation and discussion.
If your session has less than 5 speakers, there will be additional time for questions and discussion.
If your session has more than 5 speakers, you should contact your Session Chair to ask them how they intend to run the session.

Any tips for the presentation?

Try to limit the amount of text on your slides. Delegates are there to listen to you, not to read a screen! There are some other great tips for an engaging presentation here.
Specifically, remember that WESC is a multi-disciplinary event so (hopefully) there will be a number of people in the room that are unfamiliar with your area of expertise. Here are a couple of (alleged) quotes from Albert Einstein which may be a source of inspiration in this regard:
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”

I have heard that WESC is strictly non-commercial. What does this mean for my presentation?

WESC is NOT a trade show. It is a multi-disciplinary scientific conference. You are welcome to include one or two slides maximum in your presentation acknowledging your sponsors or plugging your company/research institute / University etc.
Any more than this, and you will be asked to move on by your Session Chair. So please, to avoid everyone’s embarrassment, do not use WESC as a sales pitch.

Is there a presentation template?

No, we are not providing a template. We encourage creativity! All lecture room PC’s have internet access and have PowerPoint available. An aspect ratio of 16:9 is preferred.
Be sure to test all video & links on the PC in your lecture room before your session. Software cannot be downloaded on the PCs.
Connecting an external laptop is possible, however this can be problematic so you should have a backup plan.

What do I do with my presentation?

Please bring your presentation with you to your assigned lecture hall (see program) 20 minutes before your session is due to start. It is best to use a memory key, however you could also email the file to yourself and access on the PC in the lecture hall.
There will be a student helper in the room to show you how to upload onto the PC. This will also be an opportunity to meet your Session Chair, the other speakers and to test any links/ videos in your presentation.
If you do not wish your presentation to be made available to all WESC 2019 delegates, please ensure that you delete the file from the PC when finished.
If you cannot find your assigned lecture hall, please ask one of the staff in Green Polo Shirts.

How do I enter the presentation competition?

We have a number of prizes for the best presentations at WESC 2019, these are kindly sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
If you wish to enter the presentation competition, please send a PDF version of your presentation to wesc@ucc.ie before Friday 14th June at 12 pm. In the email, please include your Session Number at WESC.
We will be able to consider a maximum of 10 x presentations during WESC. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

How do I enter the discussion competition?

A key part of WESC 2019 is to encourage open discussion. Therefore, a number of prizes have been kindly sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for the best discussions at WESC.
If you intend to use your 20 minute presentation slot to get a discussion going and wish to be considered for a prize, please enter the competition by emailing wesc@ucc.ie before Friday 14th June at 12 pm including your Session Number.
We will be able to consider a maximum of 10 x discussions during WESC. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

How do I submit my paper for WESC?

All delegates speaking at WESC will be invited to submit a paper based on their work to a special edition of the Scopus Indexed Journal of Wind Energy Science within 6 months of the conference close. Details of the submission process and manuscript requirements can be found here.