If you haven't already registered your interest in attending the live discussion sessions, please do so here. This helps us gauge interest in and anticipated attendance of the workshop, and will ensure that you are sent a link to participate in the live discussions.
The PhanTASTIC workshop features one keynote from the PhanTASTIC core team and six invited talks. All talks are prerecorded and available to watch on this website. During the discussion sessions, we will dedicate twenty minutes to discuss each of the six longer talks and forty-five minutes to lightning talks (more details below). Each time slot will begin with a brief summary of the talk, but our expectation is that participants view the presentations prior to the live sessions and come prepared to discuss the material.
Next to each of the prerecorded videos on this website, you will find a "Questions and Points of Discussion" form. As you're watching the presentations, feel free to jot down your thoughts and submit them. Prior to the workshop, the PhanTASTIC core team will collate the responses, which will be used to guide the live discussion sessions. Alternatively, you're welcome to hang onto your questions or comments and bring them up yourself during the live session.
The live discussion sessions will take place on Monday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 15, both from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST. This is intended to serve as a launch point to focus discussion, but we understand that there is overlap between different presentations and hope that the discussion will evolve naturally.
In addition to the prerecorded talks on this website, the workshop will also feature lightning presentations, open to anyone who would like to participate. So many of you have been instrumental in compiling and quality control checking the proxy compilation and we want to give you a platform to share what you’re working on, get feedback, and/or discuss potential collaborative efforts. For efficiency, the lightning talks will be also be prerecorded. However, they will be viewed only during the live sessions to ensure that any unpublished data remain confidential. Presentations need not be polished findings – feel free to present on any relevant scientific topic, such as updating the community about a new collaborative project
If you'd like to submit a lightning presentation, please send your recording to Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, September 10. Presentations should contain 1-2 slides and be no longer than 3 minutes.
The PhanTASTIC workshop differs from traditional meetings in the sense that it is both virtual and discussion based. Since all presentations will be prerecorded and because we are cognizant that not everyone may feel comfortable participating in a discussion that will be widely distributed, we have opted not to record the live sessions. However, we are committed to fostering a professional, respectful, and inclusive environment where all attendees feel comfortable participating in an atmosphere that is free of harassment and discrimination related to any identity-based factors. Any behavior that violates this principle will not be tolerated.
Please review the Code of Conduct and Zoom Etiquette guides below, and feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to a collaborative, respectful, and insightful discussion.