Instructions for presenters of competitive papers

2020 EMAC Regional Conference will be held completely online via Zoom. Although access to the conference Zoom sessions will be possible via browsers (Chrome, Mozilla, or similar), conference participants and presenters are highly encouraged to download free Zoom application using the website.

Links for accessing conference sessions will be sent to registered conference participants a few days prior to the conference.

In order to participate in the conference sessions, and get the most of the experience you will require the following:

  • A designated quiet space, desk, and chair,
  • A computer (desktop or laptop) connected to a power source, 
  • A microphone (built-in or external),
  • Loudspeakers (or preferably a headset),
  • Stable Internet connection (WIFI or cable). Test your connection here.



Sessions will be very similar to the "traditional" (offline) conference sessions and will be held in real-time. 

Presenters and the registered conference participants are invited to join the sessions as outlined in the conference program. Each session will have a designated session chair that will announce the presenters, mind the timing, and act as a moderator for the discussion that will follow. Each session will also have a session host that will manage the technical aspects of the session and act as technical/IT support.


Session duration: Time for the presentation is up to 15 minutes, followed by a short Q&A (up to 5 minutes). 
Presentation preparation: Presenters should prepare PowerPoint slides, which they will share with the audience via Zoom, during their presentation. There is no need to send slides to the conference organizers prior to the conference. 
Q&A: Members of the audience will be able to write questions via Zoom Q&A during the presentation, and presenters will answer them live, immediately after their presentation.
  1. All registered participants will receive an e-mail on Monday, 14th September 2020 with instructions and links to register for conference Zoom rooms. If you haven’t received an email, please check your Spam folder.
  2. We kindly ask participants to register for our conference Zoom rooms prior to the conference. Please note that all keynote sessions, opening and closing ceremony and social event sessions are in Zoom Room 0.
  3. Once you register, the Organizing Committee will manually approve you, so the confirmation will not come immediately, but after some minutes or hours.
  4. You will then receive a confirmation email for every Zoom room you registered for, with unique links to access the rooms. If you haven’t received an email, please check your Spam folder. You will also be able to save these sessions to your calendar.
  5. When you want to attend a parallel session that is scheduled in a specific Zoom room, please click the unique link in the Zoom room registration confirmation email.
  6. In the beginning there will be a waiting room. Kindly wait that we let you in.
  7. If you are a presenter or session chair, the session host will change your status to “Panelist” for that particular session only. Please join your session approximately 10 minutes before it starts, to make sure everything is working properly.
  8. As a panelist, you will be able to turn on your microphone and camera, as well as share your screen (i.e., your conference presentation).
  9. If you are a regular participant, your status in the Zoom room will be set to “Attendee”. You will not be able to turn on your camera or microphone, but you will be able to raise your hand and use the Q&A feature to ask questions.
  10. If you want to use the conference presentation template, it is available here.
  11. If you want to use a Zoom virtual background with Croatian sights or the conference background, download this folder. 
We highly recommend downloading and using the free Zoom application for joining the sessions (via

Here you can find detailed instructions how to use the Zoom application to join webinars.

Instructions for joining Early Research Symposium (ERS) are available here.