The 2021 Conference of the System Dynamics Society


Presenters are the heart of the conference; it is their work which we have all gathered to hear. In a nutshell the job of the presenter is to deliver their knowledge to the participants according to the format of the session they are presenting in.

Before the conference:

  1. Attend any of the scheduled training sessions to experience how the presentation format will work.
  2. Confirm your computer, microphone, webcam, headphones and internet connection are capable of working with Zoom. Click here and follow the instructions to test.
  3. Email any questions you have about how your presentation will work.
  4. Prepare a clean uncluttered background for your video. If that isn't possible consider using a Zoom background.
  5. Read the following article to learn how to make the best impression in a video conference.

Before the session starts:

  1. Arrive at the session 15 minutes before the session starts to participate in checks of audio, video and screensharing. You will be asked to test your computer during the pre-session time period by speaking and presenting a single slide of your presentation.
  2. Be sure the Technical Organizer has designated you as a co-host so that you can share your screen during your allotted presentation time.

During the session:

  1. Present your work according to the format of the session
  2. Monitor your time left as signaled by the Session Chair.
  3. Be prepared to answer any questions from the audience.