Date(s) - 04/08/2020
In the few days since the announcement, we have been hard at work building the Canvas site that we will use for the upload of the videos and for communications between the presenters and the judges. We are also working with the library to ensure that these videos remain accessible as part of their collection, and the conference book will, as always, be created and maintained there as well.
We would like to share some important updates:
1. All presentations will be done via video, which will be uploaded to the appropriate section in our Canvas site. This asynchronous portion of the event will allow judges to review the presentations at times that are convenient to them during this shift to online courses.
2. Live feedback and the ability to ask questions of presenters, and to participate actively in this event has always been an important part of the GSA Research Symposium. To that end, we will be creating a schedule for the different groups of presenters and judges to allow for that interaction. However, we will be limiting those sessions to Q&As, which will provide the judges with further details about the presentations.
3. The date of the event must be shifted to allow for these changes, for the shift to creating video presentations (a new skill set for some of our presenters), and for the added workload that many of us are encountering.
To that end, here are the new dates:
Wednesday, April 8 Video presentations uploaded to Canvas
Wednesday, April 15 Zoom Q&A Sessions (Schedules will be posted by April 8)
Friday, April 17 Judge Scoring Completed
Monday, April 20 Winners announced