Virtual Presentation Guidelines

Poster Guidelines:

As a poster presenter at CogSci 2020, you will be required to upload the following information into your Poster ‘stand’ by Monday 20th July 2020

  • PDF of your Poster (landscape format)
  • Pre-recorded (3-5-minute) video presentation summarising the following:
  1. study’s objective
  2. methods used
  3. results obtained
  4. conclusions

Please note: this video will be ‘on demand’ from your virtual poster stand, in order that attendees can visit your poster, even when you are not available.  You may also choose to upload (optional):

  • Email address for poster contact
  • Handouts/supplementary documents in support of your poster (optional)

Live Chat & Q&A

Poster sessions:

Poster presenters will be asked to be available to ‘stand’ at their posters during a scheduled live poster session, to take part in interactive Q&A sessions via text chat box, in much the same way an onsite poster hall operates.

It is also encouraged that you incorporate Zoom (or equivalent) video chat into your poster session, where possible, for a virtual face to face discussion.

When a poster presenter is not at their stand (due to time zone issues or other commitments), their poster information will be available for virtual attendees to browse and review. There will also be a ‘contact’ button, allowing individuals to connect directly with poster presenters at any time to ask questions and start follow-up discussions.


Virtual Talk Presentation Guidelines:

All speaker presentations will be scheduled into the program as simulated live talks. This means that attendees will watch each pre-recorded talk as if being broadcast live — without the stress of live streaming and the potential technical issues that could arise from this. 

Please note: all sessions will be closed captioned, so it is best if you are presenting information in your PowerPoint slides, that you leave room on the bottom of the slides for captioning.  Ideally, leave the bottom ¼ of your slide blank for this purpose, if possible.

Each individual talk for CogSci 2020 will be required to upload the following by
20 July, 2020:

  • Pre-recorded (max 15 minutes) video presentation (with or without slides)

Each Symposium will need to have the following information completed and uploaded by 20 July, 2020:

  • Pre-recorded 2 minute introduction by the symposium chair, summarising the overall presentation and detailing the Q&A format
  • Pre-recorded video presentation per speaker (15 minutes). For specific times, please refer to the direct email correspondence
  • Organise and confirm a live Q&A at the end of your session.

Live Chat & Q&A


Following on from each pre-recorded talk, the presenter will be asked (where/when possible) to attend a virtual live text Q&A to answer any questions or add to any discussions taking place around a presentation.

Longer symposia and plenary speakers will have a moderated Zoom Q&A Session to follow with audio & video for the panelists allowing for more involved discussion with attendees.

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.