2023 Conference Schedule

APEC is a monthly conference featuring 1 structured webinar and 1 open mic discussion session each month.

APEC Webinars:

• June 10th
• July 8th
• August 12th
• September 9th
• October 14th
• November 11th
• December 16th

Open Mic Sessions:

• June 24th
• July 22nd
• August 26th
• September 23rd
• October 28th
• November 25th
• December 30th

Conference Format

APEC Webinars: These are conducted via StreamYard. Typical schedule begins with two or three 1-hour presentations, followed by 1-hour of lab updates & up to 1 hour of media partner news presentations. Q&A will be conducted if time allows via chat.

APEC Open Mic: These are conducted as moderated Zoom meetings, typically 2 to 4 hours in length. These are an open-topic format, attendees are invited to discuss recent conference sessions, APEC & community-related news items, and to deliver ad hoc presentations on research & experiments with approval from the moderator and other guests.

Zoom Etiquette

Turn Your Camera On: By keeping your camera on during zoom, it shows that you’re interested, engaged, and listening to others on the call. Non-verbal cues are an essential part of communication that gets left out without the ability to see someone you are having a conversation with. Turning on your camera during a conference allows you to maximise the communication channel adding more sentiment and expressions that spice up the discussion.

Raise Your Hand To Ask A Question: In Microsoft Windows, you can also use the Alt+Y keyboard shortcut to raise or lower your hand. On a Mac, you can also use the Option+Y keyboard shortcut to raise or lower your hand. If you’re using the iPhone or Android mobile app, click on the three horizontal dots, labeled “More”. Located in the toolbar in the bottom right corner of the screen. 2. In the pop-up at the bottom of your screen, tap “Raise Hand.”

Mute your microphone when you aren’t speaking: Be sure to mute your mic as soon as you sign on and whenever you are not speaking. This is an important and for avoiding background noise and distractions for others. Be mindful of background noise and distractions around you, as much as possible. Adjust your camera and lighting so we can see your face well.

Be Respectful: Be considerate in not talking over people, and give everyone a chance to speak. Please don’t interrupt the others while they are speaking. All comments and discussions should be respectful of the moderator, presenters, and fellow attendees. Disagreements and constructive criticism are fine, but personal attacks are not. Stay on topic, no religion or politics. Please review our code of conduct.