Final Symposium Logistics

Greetings SMTE Symposium Participants,

This message is to provide information about the logistical considerations for the 2021 Symposium. Since this will be a fully online Symposium, it is important that you are aware of how each of the events on the schedule will operate.

Those who have registered for the Symposium should now be able to access all of the materials online at the following link: Please note that you must be logged into in order to access this page. If you are not logged in, you will receive a 404 error. I recommend you test your login credentials a couple days prior to the Symposium to make sure they work. If you are having trouble accessing the site, please email me at

If you have registered for the Symposium only in the last couple days, please allow some time as I work through manually granting you access to the site. If you still need to register, you can do so at Please note that all attendees must register whether presenting or not.

Links to all presentations, poster sessions, and plenary sessions are listed on the attendee schedule. Poster sessions are housed on a separate Google Site, and links to that Google Site are also available on the attendee schedule.

Presentation sessions will be held using Zoom rooms through the University of North Carolina Greensboro. A link to each presentation room will appear on the Symposium schedule. Note that there are only five minutes scheduled between sessions, so please avoid logging in to your room too early. Once you do log in to the designated Zoom room, a Symposium representative will be online to serve as host (their name in the list of participants will say “SMTE” or something similar), and will be able to grant Zoom co-host privileges to you and any co-presenters. Please end presentations promptly at the listed time. If you wish to continue conversations beyond the time allotted, you may want to provide a personal meeting link for attendees to join you.

We have reserved Friday, September 24th at 8:00PM to continue the tradition of university programs hosting gatherings of their students, faculty, and alumni. If you wish to share a link to an online meeting, please forward me the link ( to be included in the program. These will be accepted only until Tuesday, September 21st at 5:00PM Eastern time.

If, at any time throughout the Symposium, you experience difficulties accessing a meeting room or other technical problems, please feel free to send an email to me ( or to Symposium Chair Brett Nolker ( Please include a telephone number where we can reach you if necessary. We will do our best to resolve any issues that arise. We appreciate your help in testing links early, and your patience as we navigate the Symposium together.

Jay Dorfman
SMTE Communications Chair