In order to have a microbiome conference that can be followed by any one, in any part of the world, the MVIF meetings are replicated in two times:
During daylight in eastern America, Europe, Africa, and western Asia
During daylight hours in eastern Asia, Australia, and western America
Each meeting will be either “Atlantic-first” or “Pacific-first”, where “first” refers to the time zones with live talks during particular MVIF meeting. Talks during the first session will be recorded for re-play followed by new Q&A and discussion during the second session. One minute Research Highlights are always pre-recorded. Individuals should submit only to meetings where they can be present at first session for presentation and Q&A. When practical, we recommend the presenter attends or designates a representative for the second session to participate in the discussion and Q&A.
In summary: only submit to present at meetings where you can be present during the first session. Attendance at the first session is required, at the second session is optional.
Each event is organised as follows:
PART 1: KEYNOTE TALK
(30 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)
The keynote speaker presents her/his work
PART 2: SELECTED TALKS
(3 x 10 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A panel)
The authors of the three selected abstracts present their work to the audience in 10 minutes presentations, followed by a 10 minutes Q&A panel discussion with all the three speakers
PART 3: HIGHLIGHTS
(60 minutes total)
This part will start in a single track with award presentations, a listing of open access paper highlights, and pre-recorded 1-minute presentations of each Research Highlights. It will then break out into parallel virtual rooms, with one virtual room per each Research Highlight and open access paper highlight.