Keynote Speakers — Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines

QCE20 VirtualThe Quantum Week 2020 program will feature outstanding proven keynote speakers addressing topics of the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering. The plenary keynotes are intended to fire up the conference attendees at the beginning of each conference day and provide food for thought to stimulate discussion for the networking receptions in the exhibits hall at the end day. The keynote speakers will promote the virtues and state of the art of the different themes of quantum computing and engineering.

Preliminary Digital Presentation Guidelines for Keynote Speakers

As a QCE20 Keynote Speaker, please visit this page regularly for updates on how to prepare your QCE20 Keynote presentation for the week of October 12-16, 2020. A preliminary detailed conference program will be published in early August.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, QCE20 is now a virtual-only or digital-only conference. A QCE20 Keynote session is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and is held in a dedicated digital room consisting of five parts:  (1) a 30-minutes set-up session,  (2) a 10-minute announcement and keynote-speaker introduction session, (3) a 50-minute pre-recorded keynote presentation, (4) a 30-minute moderated Q/A session with curated questions,  and (5) 45-minute meet-the-keynote-speaker networking.

Virtualization Platform:  QCE20 will use a Virtualization or Digital Conference Platform  (the actual platform will be announced in early August) to deliver over 270 hours of QCE20 programming. The default capacity for each keynote presentation will be 800 people with no personal videos of attendees displayed simultaneously. The capacity will be re-visited after the Advance Registration deadline of September 12.

Schedule: During the week of October 12-16, 2020, the QCE20 Program features two world-class Keynotes Speakers every day from 8:30-10:45 and 17:00-19:45 in the Mountain Time Zone.

Format:  QCE20 Keynote presentations are pre-recorded and streamed, but the discussions and Q/A sessions are live and moderated. Thus, we kindly ask Keynote Speakers to provide pre-recorded videos for their Keynote presentations of approximately 50 minutes for effective and uniform streaming (detailed instructions to follow the latest by mid-August). The pre-recorded videos will be due for uploading to the virtualization website in early September.

Recording: All QCE20 sessions will be recorded. Registered attendees can play recordings of missed sessions or replay exciting sessions until November 30, 2020. QCE20 volunteers and virtualization platform company staff will be responsible for recording the QCE20 sessions.

Media Release: QCE20 will collect media release forms like paper copyright forms from all authors when they upload pre-recorded content. QCE20 will also collect media release forms from attendees when they are onboarded to the virtualization platform.

Registration: Keynote Authors must be duly registered for QCE20 by August 15, 2020 (more instructions to follow). The Advance Registration deadline for QCE20 attendees is September 12, 2020.

Onboarding: By mid-September, QCE20 will provide instructions for attendee onboarding for the virtualization environment. Registered attendees will obtain an account and a digital presence. Attendees should complete this step a few days before the conference starts. By familiarizing themselves with the QCE20 program, virtual conference structure, and conference rooms, attendees will be able to enjoy the 270+ hours of QCE20 programming readily and effectively.

Again, please watch this space for more instructions as we transition to the digital platform. Thank you very much for all your help and support in making Digital QCE20 a great success.