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Information for Program Participants

Information for CEA Program Participants

The preliminary program will be available for viewing in early April. After checking your session(s) for accuracy, please contact Paula Emery if there are any concerns. If you need to change the presenter for a presentation email the above email with the new participants full name, affiliation, and email address. All changes must be sent to Paula Emery by or before May 1st of the program year. All participants and attendees in a session are expected to register for the conference. 

CEA 2021 Programme Link

List of Programme Participants

Online presenter Tip Sheet for Hopin [click to view a copy]

Online Tip Sheet for Session Chairs [click to view a copy]

Programme Presenters: Training Sessions/Technical Checks

Simon Fraser University's Meeting, Events and Conference Services (MECS) will be forwarding you your personal link to sign-up and view the CEA2021 Test Hopin platform. This link will be used for a technical session and, importantly, to check that your settings are compatible on your local computer for the sound and display of your presentation. MECS staff will be at these sessions to provide onboarding and technical assistance. Your link will be forwarded shortly.  Please make sure you have the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox installed on your computer. 

Important: it is imperative that you perform a technical check prior to your first session. Although similar to other online platforms, Hopin has it's unique features. See: Tip Sheet for Hopin [click to view a copy]

Training sessions and Tech checks are also open outside of the times below. The times listed below will have live technical support available. however if you login outside of the times below, there is a tips page and how to video. 

Training Sessions/Technical Checks Dates/Times: All Times are Pacific Time

  • May 26: 12pm - 2pm, 3pm - 5pm PT
  • May 27: 11am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm PT
  • May 28 - 11am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm PT
  • May 31 - 9am - 11am, 2pm - 4pm PT
  • June 1 -  9am - 11am, 2pm - 4pm PT
  • June 2 - 9am - 5pm PT


  • Other Times: SFU MECS staff will also be available during the conference days. The testing rooms will remain open to presenters and SFU tech support will be available 7:30am-5:00pm Pacific Time June 3 and 4, and 7:30am-2:00pm Pacific Time June 5.  *However, if you are presenting on day one, please make sure to attend a check prior to the first day.


Presentation Formats and General Information for Participants

A paper can be accepted as a regular session (Oral) presentation (approximately 18 minutes) or a short paper (Oral) presentation (approximately 8-10 minutes). Other types of presentations include panel sessions and poster sessions. Information for specific types of sessions and online format can be found here 


Information for Chairs

Session chairs typically have three responsibilities: finding discussants for the papers in the session (or deciding that no discussants are necessary), communicating with authors to make sure that papers are circulated to discussants and other session participants in a timely fashion, and keeping the session running on time. More details for a session chair can be found here


Information for Discussants

The role of the discussant is to critique the paper under consideration. Papers should be discussed courteously and tactfully. The idea is to provide constructive criticism that will help the audience understand the paper and allow the author of the paper to rethink important points, and possibly improve the paper. Discussions should neither be glorifications nor vilifications. Furthermore, discussions should not simply summarize the paper and rehash the author's presentation, but offer an alternative perspective. Discussants should also refrain from turning the allotted time into a presentation of the discussant's own research; discussions should stay close to the paper under consideration. More details for a paper discussant can be found here

List of Programme Participants
The list of the Programme Participants can be found here.