IEEE ECCE 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is the 2020 event in Detroit, MI still happening?
The ECCE staff and board have been closely monitoring the developing news regarding COVID-19. We want to assure you that we place a high priority on your health and safety, and want to keep you informed on ECCE’s plans in regards to the live event in Detroit, MI. Based on the information currently available, the 2020 ECCE event is moving forward as planned at this time. ECCE will continue to closely monitor the situation related to COVID-19, and assess new information and guidelines from the local Detroit health authorities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as it is release.
2. Continue your support with the Live & Virtual ECCE event
ECCE is still planning to have an in-person event while monitoring and following procedures given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for large group gatherings. ECCE will feature virtual components onsite to accommodate attendees and exhibitors that have travel restrictions in place during the live event. Once more details have been flushed out regarding the virtual components, we will have a menu of options to share with you.
1. What will the format of IEEE ECCE 2020 be?
To accommodate attendees both onsite and remotely, we are planning for a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual options for IEEE ECCE 2020.
2. Which registration option should authors select prior to uploading the final paper?
This year, there will be two registration options for ECCE 2020 – an in-person option and a virtual option. The virtual registration rate will be a lower rate than the in-person rate. Authors who cannot confirm if they are able to attend in-person should register for the virtual option and upload their final paper before July 15 . Authors who are able to confirm travel later may pay the fee difference and convert their virtual registration to the in-person option. Click here for registration information.
3. How should authors prepare materials for the virtual/online option?
All authors will be required to upload a pre-recorded video of their presentation (e.g. audio over slides) to the virtual conference platform regardless if they will attend in-person. This will ensure that virtual attendees have access to the presentations. Audio over slides can be done with relative ease, using free software. Instructions on how to do audio over slides will be made available to authors in the coming weeks.
4. Will the technical program remain the same for both onsite and virtual options?
All paper presentations will be available on the virtual platform. An onsite technical program featuring in-person interactions will be designed for in-person attendees. The virtual option materials will also be available for those with in-person registrations. Virtual option materials will be available for all attendees for up to four weeks after the conference.
5. How will you make the in-person event safe to attend?
The safety and well-being of our participants and staff is of utmost concern to us and remains a priority as we move forward with planning the event. Our logistics team will work closely with our venue partner to ensure that protocols are in place to adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines. More details on these measures will be made available as we get closer to the event.