Keynote Speakers — Final 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.

Final 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. The Advance Conference Program is published.

If you have any questions regarding Keynotes, please contact QCE20 General Chair Hausi Muller 

Registration: Keynote Authors must be duly registered for QCE20 by August 15, 2020 (more instructions have been sent). The Advance Registration deadline for QCE20 attendees is September 30, 2020.

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 theHubb Virtualization or Digital Conference Platformto deliver over 270 hours of QCE20 programming. Each QCE20 Workshop will have one Digital Room (a Zoom room) for streaming pre-recorded presentations, hosting interactive sessions (e.g., Q/A sessions, hands-on exercises, or discussions). The default capacity for each keynote presentation will be 800 people with at most 50 personal attendee videos simultaneously being displayed.

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 by following the Final Digital Recording and Uploading Guidelines.

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.

Copyright and Consent Release forms: QCE20 will collect the regular IEEE Paper Copyright form from all the paper authors as well as abstract authors for Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, and Posters. For presenters, QCE 2020 will collect the  QCE20 Presentation Consent and Release form to be uploaded with the video as outlined in the Final Digital Recording and Uploading Guidelines.

Onboarding: By Oct 5, 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. Thanks for all your patience, help, and support in making Digital QCE20 a great success.