2020 CSE Virtual Annual Meeting
May 4-5, 2020
Know Before You "Go" - Virtual Edition
We at CSE are excited and proud to be offering you our first Virtual Annual Meeting! While we would have preferred to see you in Portland, providing you with timely content and the ability to network with your peers is the ultimate goal of any meeting, be it in-person or virtual. We know we will accomplish both.

This "Know Before You 'Go'" email is to provide you with some important information surrounding the Virtual event, hopefully address any additional questions, and to let you know what to expect next. As always, email CSE@CouncilScienceEditors.org if you have any questions or needs.

Virtual Meeting FAQs
With converting this year's Annual Meeting to a virtual event, we know you probably have questions. Please check our FAQs page for answers to a few general questions. Still have a question? Contact CSE at cse@councilscienceeditors.org and we'll do our best to address your needs.
Schedule of Events
Please see below for the educational schedule of events. Additional networking and breaks are built into the schedule, as well. Click here to learn more about each session and review more detail. As a reminder, you'll be able to attend one of the two concurrent sessions in each timeslot, but will receive access to recordings for all concurrent sessions occurring on the day(s) for which you are registered. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, May 4
11:30-12:00 PM CSE Business Meeting
12:15-1:30 PM 2020 Keynote Presentation: Dr. Brian Nosek

2:00-3:00 PM Concurrent Session 1
1.1 No Data, No Problem: Improving Research Quality Through Registered Reports
1.2 Knowledge Exchange: Checking the Data and Interactive Figures

3:30-4:30 PM Concurrent Session 2
2.1 Publishing Chinese Research: A Look at the Evolving Requirements and Experiences of Editors and Scientists
2.2 Open Access and Plan S: An International Comparison

Tuesday, May 5
11:30-12:00 PM CSE Awards Presentation
12:15-1:30 PM 2020 Plenary Presentation: Dr. Maryam Zaringhalam

2:00-3:00 PM Concurrent Session 3
3.1 Project Management Fundamentals for the Editorial Office
3.2 Working with Multi-Language Authors - Sponsored by Technica Editorial Services

3:30-4:30 PM Concurrent Session 4
4.1 The Expanded Use of DOI and Content Citation Granularity
4.2 Improving Peer Review One Case Study at a Time
Attending an in-person meeting is more than just education, it's catching up with old friends and meeting new faces. While a virtual meeting changes the way we network, it's not impossible.

Virtual Coffee Breaks have been scheduled between each breakout session and will last for 30 minutes. While this does allow for you to catch up on work or at-home responsibilities, it's also a chance to recap the previous session, ask a burning question, or just say "hello!" Be sure to spend some time at the breaks. And special thanks to Dragonfly Editorial Services for sponsoring two breaks!

Virtual Happy Hours will also be hosted at the end of each day. Bring your libation of choice and plan to add to the conversation!
How Do I Join a Session?
Due to security concerns, all registrants will receive a detailed daily agenda with individual links to register for each session with our virtual meeting platform, Zoom. Once registered, you will receive your unique access hyperlink to join.

We do realize that this adds another layer for you, but we want to limit the possibility of "Zoombombing" or granting access to those who are not paid registrants. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Depending on your registration type (Full Meeting, One Day, Keynote & Plenary Access Only), you'll receive the daily schedule that best fits with your paid access.
Zoom Participant Etiquette

Now that most of us are working remotely, Zoom or other video conferencing platforms have become a daily tool. However, we do want to provide a few reminders for you as a participant. You may also click here to review our PDF document.

Before the Meeting
  • Be sure to have your Zoom login information available. This will be sent to you after you register for sessions with Zoom. If you misplace this leading up to the event, contact CSE at CSE@councilscienceeditors.org to request your access link again.
  • All participants will have the ability to share your camera. We encourage you to use it to help further the "in-person" feel of the meeting!
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Adjust your work setup so that you are exposed to plenty of light; but avoid blinding backlighting. Make sure your background is appropriate. 
  • Check your microphone and camera beforehand and troubleshoot any issues before the start of the meeting.

During the Meeting
  • All session participants will be unmuted upon arriving to the session, but will then be automatically muted when the session gets started. During Q&A, all attendees will once again be unmuted. Use the mute feature at this time if not contributing.
  • Use the "Chat" section to ask questions. Send your chat to the person labeled "Host" or the session moderator. The moderator will be monitoring this feature and will address questions as time permits.
  • State your name before asking a question or speaking so everyone knows who is talking.
  • You will be able to send one-on-one chats to anyone in the session. Please keep in mind that all chats will be logged in the system and can be downloaded after the meeting.
Virtual Meeting Sponsors
With converting sessions to a Virtual Meeting format, our Annual Meeting partners also had to pivot with us. We are so grateful to have support from our confirmed Virtual Meeting Partners!

Silver Virtual Package Sponsor
Bronze Virtual Package Sponsor
Virtual Supporter