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E-OSSA 12 Update no 6. May 15, 2020

E-OSSA 12 Update Letter no 6

 

Note: there is an impotant announcement about the Summer Institute (June 8 – 12) at the bottom of this letter. 

 

Send your papers and commentaries for E-OSSA 12 to the Archive.  Send it also to OSSA  at <ossa@uwindsor.ca>.  If your paper / commentary is not posted on the Archive site you cannot participate in the conference.  The same holds if you have a recorded presentation: upload that too in addition to your textual version. The prerecorded version should be an mp4 file.

 

Here again is the link you need to upload your paper:  https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ossaarchive/OSSA12/ .   Click on ‘submit event’.  If this is your first OSSA there will be some questions about affiliation etc. to answer.

 

We will be using Zoom for the conference, and participants will be able to join sessions by clicking on the link against the session on the program. You will not need to have Zoom in order to join the video-conferencing. But there is a free version that some of you may wish to download in advance so that you can familiarize yourselves with the various functions.If you are new to using it (as some of us are!) it will be a good idea to find somebody to practice with before the conference so you will be able to strategically maneuver around the conference programme.

 

On the program (the final version) we will have a link to all the papers.  The plan is that at the scheduled time for a given session, speaker and commentator and audience will click on the link and will all be united.

 

Presenters in Modes A and B should limit their presentations (with or without slides) to 10 - 15 minutes maximum and commentators to 10 minutes. This is a departure from our earlier practice of 25 minutes but we think it makes sense in the present context because (i) all the papers will be available in advance so the audience can be familiar with them, and (ii) given the way we will have to conduct discussions (speech or by chat function) we can expect that the back-and-forth will move a little more slowly; hence having more time for discussion is a compensating factor.

 

In the case of Mode C, with text of presenter and commentator already posted, discussion with the audience can begin right away via the chat or live speech function on Zoom.  But we suggest that the first few minutes of these sessions involve a response from the author to the commentary. Then questions from the audience can open up.  

 

Note, with the exception of the three keynote addresses, all sessions will be 55 minutes.  We intend to assign a moderator to each session to assist with timing and/or other problems that may arise.

 

In the past the main OSSA program was from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, followed by a reception.  This time we are thinking of going from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm EST (1400 hrs to 2200 hrs in western Euorpe) to make it a little easier on our European colleagues.  Graduate students take note!  We tend to schedule your papers for the beginning of the day.  We will circulate a proto-schedule next week.

 

Please stay in touch with us.  We will need your continuing cooperation as we continue to build the conference. 

 

Here is an initial outline of the steps you will need to take in order to participate in E-OSSA 12.

 

(Option A) Live Presentation & Live Commentary

 

 

Presenter

Commentator

Audience

Step 1

Prior to the time of the scheduled presentation, ensure that the paper is posted on the OSSA site.

Prior to the scheduled presentation, read the paper and prepare your commentary.

Prior to the scheduled presentation, please read the full paper, since the presentation will involve a shorter version.

Step 2

At time of the scheduled presentation, join your session promptly and begin your presentation (with or without slides) to 15 - 20 minutes maximum

At the time of the scheduled presentation, join your session and read your commentary after the presentation.

At time of scheduled presentation, click on the link of the presentation you wish to hear and join the session. Please keep your microphone on mute until questions are invited.

Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

(Option B) Pre-Recorded Presentation & Live Commentary

 

 

Presenter

Commentator

Audience

Step 1

Prior to the time of the scheduled presentation, ensure that both the paper and your pre-recorded video are posted on the OSSA site. If your commentator has posted a video, please watch this in advance.

Prior to the time of the scheduled presentation, read the paper and prepare your commentary. If you wish to pre-record your comments, post them to the OSSA site.

Prior to the time of the scheduled presentation, read the full papers.

Step 2

At time of scheduled presentation, join your session promptly. Your pre-recorded video will be streamed. Be prepared to engage the commentator and/or questions from the audience.....

At time of scheduled presentation, join your session promptly. You will have the option to provide your live comments, or the recorded video will be streamed.

At time of scheduled presentation, click on the link of the presentation you wish to hear and join the session. Please keep your microphone on mute until questions are invited.

Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

(Option C) Text Presentation & Text Commentary.

 

 

Presenter

Commentator

Audience

Step 1

Prior to the session ensure that your paper is loaded onto the OSSA site. Read the commentary.

Prior to the session ensure that your commentary is loaded onto the OSSA site.

Prior to the session, go to the OSSA site and read the papers and commentaries in advance.

Step 2

At time of scheduled presentation, offer a brief response to the commentator to start the session. Then respond to questions as they are addressed.

At time of scheduled presentation, respond to questions if and as they are addressed to you.

At time of scheduled presentation join Zoom and use the chat or speech function to ask questions and receive answers.

Step 3

 

 

 

 

SUMMER INSTITUTE  June 8 - 12

 

Visit the CRRAR website for updated information on our Summer Institute moving online (June 8 to 12). Please encourage interested students to consider attending. Junior faculty and others interested in the Institute theme of Multi-modal argumentation are also welcome. But please inform us of your interest so we can ensure you are supplied with the necessary invitations when we begin.  Advanced readings are now available. For details go to: http://www.uwindsor.ca/crrar/377/summer-institute

 

Best regards,

 

Hans V Hansen and Chris Tindale