DAGA 2021 - 47. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 15. - 18. August 2021

Instructions for oral presentations

The following information applies to both on-site and online oral presentations.
The schedule of DAGA conference is divided into time slots of 20 minutes:

  • 15 min presentation
  • 3 min discussion
  • 2 min break (time for changing to another room)

This firm schedule will be strictly enforced by automatic alarm clocks. The chair(wo)man of a session will abort presentations that run out of time. It is therefore important that you stick to the strict time limit.

Language of the presentation

The official language of the conference is German. Yet, contributions in English are welcome and will also be accepted.
Please use the same language for your lecture presentation as in your abstract and your final paper. The language in your PDF or powerpoint slides can be English even for German lectures.

Technical equipment and presentation mode

On-site oral presentations: A laptop computer, a video projector (16:9 or 4:3 display ratio), a laser pointer, and audio equipment for the playback of audio files are available in every lecture room. It is possible to play back audio recordings from the laptop in good mono quality. The presentation is simultaneously visible for the online participants.

Online oral presentations: Web conferences via the Zoom program are used for the sessions (here is an introduction to the tool). Online speakers need a PC or laptop, microphone and camera. The presenter uses the "Share screen" function in the zoom interface to perform the live presentation. This makes the presentation slides visible to everyone, both online and on-site. We recommend the use of PDF files; powerpoint and other programs are also possible.
As a backup, we recommend that you record the presentation in advance and upload it by the Friday before the DAGA (see below), to be used instead of a live presentation or in case of connection problems.

The following 3-minute discussion time after the presentation will be guided by the session chair in both cases. Questions from the chat, the on-site audience and the online audience can be included, to which the presenter will respond live.

Media Check-In

On-site oral presentation: Please bring your presentation on USB flash drive to the conference and make sure to transfer it to the laptops at the onsite media check-in well before the start of the session. Technical staff is ready to assist. At the on-site media check-in, the presentations can be checked in advance for correct display and compatibility with the installed PDF / PowerPoint version. It is essential to ensure that the storage media used are virus-free.

For online presenters, we are setting up a virtual media check-in where online authors can test the screen sharing of their presentation (link follows).

Until Friday evening before DAGA, it will additionally be possibe FOR ALL to upload the presentation file in advance at the DAGA website to avoid time bottlenecks on site or during the online session, as well as the possible loss of storage media / connection problems. More information will be sent to authors by email in May.

Expected Opening hours of Media Check-In's:
Monday, March 15  -> 11h00 - 17h00
Tuesday, March 16  -> 08h30 - 17h00
Wednesday, March 17  -> 08h00 - 17h00
Thursday, March 18  -> 08h00 - 15h00