Speaking at BeOnline
For our 2023 speakers: thank you for being part of BeOnline.
We’re delighted to have you and looking forward to hearing about your research!
We’ve put this page together to tell you what you can expect on the day, and give some guidance for your presentation.
On the day
BeOnline 2023 is a one-day conference made up of approximately 1 hour sessions. Each session will include 3–5 speakers. Unless you’re in a Buffet of Research session, the other speakers in your session are likely to be other researchers who work in a similar field to you.
Each presentation will be 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of audience questions.
Please arrive 10–15 minutes before your scheduled session so that we can check in with you and answer any last minute questions. The conference will be held as a Zoom webinar, and we’ll send you a Zoom panellist link ahead of the conference. You’ll just need to click the Zoom link to join, then share your screen when you’re ready to present (if you want to share sound, make sure you tick the Share Sound box in the bottom-left corner of the share selection window). The webinar will be recorded and we’ll send the recordings out to the conference mailing list for anyone who couldn’t make it on the day.
If you can stay for the full hour of your session to keep answering questions in the chat (and possibly if we have time, for a short panel Q&A with the other presenters), that would be fantastic, but we understand if you need to leave early.
Final timings TBC (we’ll reach out to you by email once we have a schedule). We’re based in the UK, so we’ll make sure to schedule US/Canadian speakers for the afternoon our time, so that it’s not too early in the US!
BeOnline is a conference about online research with a focus on online research methods, so the audience will want to know:
- What you did online. Perhaps they can do the same?
- What your results show. Can they use your research to inform their ideas?
- What measures you put in place to ensure good quality data.
- Data quality: What did you learn from any pilot studies? Did you put any measures in place to improve participant engagement, or to exclude any participants?
Our aim with BeOnline is to provide interesting and helpful examples and guidance for researchers wanting to move online, or to improve their online studies.
Obviously, we’d like you to talk about how online research has worked well for you, but don’t be afraid of talking about challenges and disadvantages as well.
If you have any questions, just drop me an email at [email protected]