Instructions for presenters


The talks will be moderated by a chair person and should be 20 minutes long + 10 minutes for a Q&A session. Both conference rooms will be equipped with a conference owl, i.e., all talks will be accessible onsite and online.

In-person presenters

We prefer that you present using our central computer. Just send your slides (pdf or ppt) a bit in advance of your session to, they’ll be ready for you on the computer. You can of course also bring your slides on a USB stick. If you must present using your own computer, it will be possible too, but there’ll be a higher chance of technical issues arising. Plus we can’t really guarantee to have all possible adapters (our primary connection is HDMI).

Online presenters

If you present your talk online, just be present in your room 10 minutes prior to the start of your session. You will be given the right to share your screen and will present your talk over Zoom as usual.


This will be the most challenging part and we ask kindly ask you for your cooperation. It turns out that the conference owls’ microphones are not powerful enough to reliably catch the questions from the audience. For that reason, there will be two laptops with Zoom in each room, which will be used for asking questions. If you want to ask a question, the laptop will be passed on to you, you will press(-and-hold) the spacebar button (thus activating the Zoom microphone) and speak. When you’re done, you’ll release the spacebar button. That way, the online participants will both see and hear you well (or so we hope). In order to engage the online participants as much as possible, this should be done in all cases, not just after online talks. These instructions will be repeated at the beginning of the conference.


The poster session will be held on 15 September (Thursday) afternoon.

Prior to the poster session there will be a lightning talk session where the core ideas of each poster will be presented in two minutes. Please stick to this strict limit. We have allotted more time to the whole lightning session to accommodate delays caused by potential technical issues. Please send us your lightning talk slides by *Wednesday 7th September*, regardless of whether you will present onsite or online.


The poster format is portrait A0 (height 119 cm / 47 in; width 84 cm / 33 in). Onsite poster presenters are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Zoom (or other software), so that online participants can join their poster discussion.


Online poster presenters can choose from multiple modes of presentation.

  • The “leanest” mode is placing the poster/slides online (e.g. via Slack) and potentially set up a Zoom link for other participants to join during the poster session (or any other times proposed by the authors).
  • The “full” mode is having the poster actually printed (we can assist with that, though the cost of poster printing would be up to the presenters). Next to the poster we would prepare a computer/tablet with the Zoom presence of the presenters. 

Setting up the individual Zoom (or other software) links would be up to the authors; they can be placed in the respective Slack channels.


Slack is the collaboration hub where you can get in touch with the participants, upload your materials, receive information about the conference, quickly contact the organizers and more. The hub is divided into channels, the digital rooms for each talk and poster. The link was provided to the registered participants via mail.


SuB 27 is participating in The LSA Committee on Gender Equity‘s effort to collect demographic information about conference participation in linguistics. To that end, we ask that you fill out the Conference Tracker survey linked here. Your participation in the survey is entirely voluntary, and in addition all of the survey questions are optional. No identifying information will be collected or used in any way. For additional information, please visit the Conference Tracker website.


We expect there to be around 60 people attending the conference in person. If you plan to use handouts, you should be on the safe side with some 40 or 50 copies, considering that the program is divided into two parallel sections.