Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions for attendees, presenters and session chairs. 

For Attendees

For Presenters

For Session Chairs

For Attendees

Do I have to register?
    YES!  All presenters must be registered to attend MMM 2020.  Registered attendees will receive email notifications with further details on how to access Conference sessions. Please register for the event as soon as possible to ensure you receive the latest information.
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When will Conference content be available?
All content for contributed sessions (that is single invited talks, contributed talks, and posters which may include a short video) will be prerecorded and available on-demand starting on Monday, October 26, 2020.  Symposia content will be released as listed on the schedule.
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When will live programming take place? 
All scheduled times and dates for MMM 2020 live programming are listed in Eastern Standard Time and spread across three “global golden hours”.  If you are unable to attend the live programming, recordings will be posted on demand following the live session.
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How long will Conference content be available to access? 
All registered attendees will be able to access on demand content from MMM 2020 until November 30, 2020. 

What is a Live Q&A Session? 
There are daily Live Q&A Sessions scheduled for all contributed sessions.  Each session will have its own virtual room comprised of the session presenters and moderated by the Session Chair.  Up to 50 people may be on video at a time and exchange questions with the presenters.  Those not on video may use the chat message board.  Attendees may go in and out of rooms as they please.

How do I interact with authors if I have questions? 
Each abstract (symposia, single invited talks, contributed talks and posters) will have a public chat message board on their page that will be monitored by the presenting author.  We encourage attendees to leave feedback, questions, ask to be contacted for more information, or even leave a simple ‘hello’ to check in, so that they know you visited.  The Live Q&A Session is another opportunity to interact in real-time.   

Are authors required to be present during their session? 
In addition to attending their designated Live Q&A Session, all presenters will actively monitor a chat message board on their abstract page and respond to any questions during the week.  

How and when will attendees have access to the virtual Conference? 
Registered attendees will receive email notifications with further details on how to access Conference sessions.  Please register for the event as soon as possible to ensure you receive the latest information.  All on-demand content will be available starting on Monday, October 26, 2020. 
Click here for Registration Details

When will the live presentations be available for watching on demand? 
All live presentations will be recorded and posted on the MMM 2020 Virtual Platform unless otherwise noted. The recordings of these presentations will available on demand approximately 24 hours after their scheduled time.


For Presenters

When do I need to upload my presentation? 
All presentations must be prerecorded and submitted no later than Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  Click on the appropriate link to view details on how to create and upload your presentation.

Do presenters need to register? 
All presenters must be registered to attend MMM 2020 no later than October 15, 2020.  Registered attendees will receive email notifications with further details on how to access Conference sessions. Please register for the event as soon as possible to ensure you receive the latest information.
    Click here for Registration Details 

What happens if the presenter does not register? 
If a presenter does not register, then the abstract will be considered a “No Show”.  If a prerecorded presentation or poster file was uploaded, then that will be removed from the Conference platform prior to the Conference site opening on October 26. 

What control do I have to prevent people from downloading my presentation? 
Presenters are encouraged to use the no recording or photos icon (JPEG, PNG) on their slides or posters to discourage content copying but they should be aware that there is no way to fully control content as people can always video a recording playing or take a screen shot. Therefore, presenters will need to censure any material they do to wish to share publicly.

When will Conference content be released? 
All content for contributed sessions (that is single invited talks, contributed talks, and posters which may include a short video) will be released starting on Monday, October 26, 2020.  Symposia content will be released as listed on the schedule.
    View program details

When will live programming take place? 
All scheduled times and dates for MMM 2020 live programming are listed in Eastern Standard Time and spread across three “global golden hours”.  Your confirmation letter contained details on your live session.  If you did not receive this please contact info@mmmconference.com.
    View program details

When will the live presentations be available for watching on demand? 
All live presentations will be recorded and posted on the MMM 2020 Virtual Platform unless otherwise noted. The recordings of these presentations will available on demand approximately 24 hours after their scheduled time.

How long will Conference content be available to access? 
All registered attendees will be able to access on demand content from MMM 2020 through November 30, 2020.  

What is the Conference repository?  Is it required? 
The Conference repository will provide access to the MMM 2020 presentations after November 30, 2020 and will be available at no cost to MMM 2020 registrants. Presenters are NOT required to participate in the Conference repository.  When presenters upload their presentation, they will be provided more information and given the opportunity to opt-in/-out.

What is a Live Q&A Session? 
There are daily Live Q&A Sessions scheduled for all contributed sessions.  Each session will have its own virtual room comprised of the session presenters and moderated by the Session Chair.  Up to 50 people may be on video at a time and exchange questions with the presenters.  Those not on video may use the chat message board.  Attendees may go in and out of rooms as they please. 

Is there a Best Poster Contest? 
YES!  To participate in the Best Poster Contest, you must submit an electronic poster AND a prerecorded short video (up to 90-seconds).  Details on uploading your presentation and files have been sent to presenting authors via email.  Instructions can also be accessed by click on the links below.

Will there be any training sessions for presenters? 
Recorded training videos for presenters will be available the week of October 19 to familiarize you with the online platform.   

How do I interact with attendees? 
Each abstract (symposia, single invited talks, contributed talks and posters) will have a public chat message board on their page.  We encourage you to check your page frequently, at least once daily, during the Conference week to monitor and address questions.   It is highly recommended that all presenters attend their Live Q&A Session as this is an excellent opportunity to interact with your colleagues in real-time.  Additional details about handling Q&A will be reviewing in the presenter training sessions. 

Are authors required to be present during their Live Q&A session? 
It is highly recommended that all presenters attend their Live Q&A Session as this is an excellent opportunity to interact with your colleagues in real-time.  If you are participating in the Best Poster Contest, you are required to attend your assigned Live Q&A Session.  All presenters must actively monitor the chat message board on their abstract page and respond to any questions during the week. Authors should contact their session chair with any questions or concerns.


For Session Chairs

What are my responsibilities PRIOR to the Conference? 
Prior to the Conference, Session Chairs are responsible for:

  • Identifying reviewers for abstracts in your session
  • Assisting Publication Editors by contacting/encouraging delinquent reviewers prior to the Conference as needed in contacting reviewers with delayed or missing reviews, find alternate reviewers.
  • Viewing all uploaded presentations in your session in mid-to late-October.  This is to ensure only appropriate technical matter is uploaded. The presentation should be true to the abstract that was accepted - no marketing/sales, or switched content is allowed.  Detailed instructions on how to do this will be sent at a later time.

What are my responsibilities DURING the Conference? 
During the Conference, Session Chairs are responsible for:

  • Moderating your live Q&A session to facilitate discussion amongst presenters and attendees.
  • Monitoring your session during the week to ensure presenters are actively responding to questions posted in the chat message boards.  
  • Poster Chairs will also judge posters for the Best Poster Contest.  

Will there be any training sessions for Session Chairs? 
Training sessions will be scheduled for Session Chairs 2-3 weeks prior to the Conference to familiarize you with the online platform. 

Do Session Chairs need to register? 
YES. While we appreciate the efforts the session chairs and committee members put into the organization of the meeting, we do not waive their registration fees.  Because we want to keep the registration fee for our meetings as low as possible, everyone is asked to pay the appropriate registration fee. Once registered, you will receive email notifications with further details on how to access Conference sessions. Please register for the event as soon as possible to ensure you receive the latest information.
Click here for Registration Details

When will Conference content be released? 
All content for contributed sessions (that is single invited talks, contributed talks, and posters which may include a short video) will be released starting on Monday, October 26, 2020.  Symposia content will be released as listed on the schedule.
View program details

When will live programming take place? 
All scheduled times and dates for MMM 2020 live programming are listed in Eastern Standard Time and spread across three “global golden hours”.  Your Session Chair confirmation letter contained details on your live session.  If you did not receive this please contact info@mmmconference.com
View program details 

When will the live presentations be available for watching on demand? 
All live presentations will be recorded and posted on the MMM 2020 Virtual Platform unless otherwise noted. The recordings of these presentations will available on demand approximately 24 hours after their scheduled time.

How long will Conference content be available to access? 
All registered attendees will be able to access on demand content from MMM 2020 through November 30, 2020.  

What is the Conference repository?  Is it required? 
The Conference repository will provide access to the MMM 2020 presentations after November 30, 2020 and will be available at no cost to MMM 2020 registrants. Presenters are NOT required to participate in the Conference repository.  When presenters upload their presentation, they will be provided more information and given the opportunity to opt-in/-out.

What is a Live Q&A Session? 
There are daily Live Q&A Sessions scheduled for all contributed sessions.  Each session will have its own virtual room comprised of the session presenters and moderated by the Session Chair.  Up to 50 people may be on video at a time and exchange questions with the presenters.  Those not on video may use the chat message board.  Attendees may go in and out of rooms as they please.

Are authors required to be present during their Live Q&A session? 
It is highly recommended that all presenters attend their Live Q&A Session as this is an excellent opportunity to interact with your colleagues in real-time.  If presenters are participating in the Best Poster Contest, thet are required to attend their assigned Live Q&A Session.  All presenters must actively monitor the chat message board on their abstract page and respond to any questions during the week. Authors have been directed to contact their session chair with any questions or concerns.