The virtual Photon 2020 programme is now live! Please check the programme tab and note all times are in BST

Instructions for oral presenters

The chair of your session will introduce you before your talk and then moderate the questions from the delegates. Please note that you DO NOT need to manage the Q&A box - this will be the chair's responsibility.

Due to the short allocated time for Q&A (5 minutes per talk), the chair might not have time to read out all questions from the audience. All other questions will be collected by the conferences team who will ask you to answer them offline at a later date. The answers will then be shared with the audience.


Before your session
  • Please make sure you have consulted the programme and are aware of the date, time and session of your talk
  • Check your email for the personal joining link sent to you by the conferences team via the Zoom Webinar platform 
  • Make sure you have planned your talk according to the instructed time. As a reminder:
    • Plenary: 40 min talk + 5 min questions
    • Invited: 25 min talk + 5 min questions
    • Contributed: 10 min talk + 5 min questions


Live talks

If you are giving a live talk, please note the conferences team will give you access to share your screen at the beginning of your talk and then take over at the end of it for the Q&A. You are expected to have your presentation open on your desktop and ready to share.

The conferences team will play an audible warning 5 minutes before the talk is due to end. Please keep your presentation within the allocated time in the programme. If you go above the time limit, the chair will have the capacity to intervene and move on to the next author on the agenda.


Pre-recorded talks

If your talk is pre-recorded, you will only be expected to turn on your sound and video at the end of the recording for the Q&A. Please do not turn your camera or microphone on at any other time apart from when the chair opens up the Q&A after your presentation.

Key dates

Registration deadline:

30 August 2020

Paper submission deadline:

30 October 2020


The Rank Prize Funds is pleased to be sponsoring the registration of student presenters