Important notice (May 31): If you are a PanSIG 2020 presenter who said Yes or Maybe on the Google Form to presenting (via prerecorded video) at PanSIG, please check your email for an important announcement.
When CoVID-19 struck, the PanSIG team was just finishing up the vetting of the presentation proposals for the conference. After we made the decision to cancel the conference, we were faced with the question of what to do with these abstracts. Knowing that these abstracts represented a wide range of research efforts of a lot of people, we decided to provide these presenters with an alternative opportunity to do their presentations. After much discussion, we decided that the most straightforward way would be to ask them to record their presentations and upload them to YouTube, and PanSIG would issue a handbook with abstracts and links on June 20th.
Why June 20th? This year, we moved the PanSIG registration site from ConfTool to the framework created by Gary Ross for the JALTCALL2020 conference. As it happens, the JALTCALL conference will also be moving online. We decided that June 20th would allow us enough time to learn from the JALTCALL SIG’s experience. We are also inviting SIGs to organize online forums on that weekend.
Fees: Due to the extraordinary circumstances this year, as well as the experimental nature of taking PanSIG online, we have decided on a unique fee structure for this year:
- Presenters who are JALT members: 1,000 yen
- Presenters who are not JALT members: 1,500 yen
- Attendees who are not presenters: free