When should I register for the conference? Do I need to in order to present, or to participate in the Q&A for my paper?

Register now! It really helps us to plan. Find details here;, or just visit here to register. And yes, you do need to register in order to present or participate in Q&A. You will also need to be registered in order to access your ‘booth’ on the Hopin platform.

What will the virtual platform be like, and how will it work for presenting my paper live online?

We’re using Hopin (hopin.com) for our platform. You can find lots of explainer videos on the site; we’re also curating some which we will release in our how-to guide soon. But the long and short of it is, for online presentations you’ll be given a simple ‘backstage link’, which you’ll be able to click and then join your proceedings session. This will take you into a video call, where you can present, share screen, view chat, and so on. See more details here.

What’s this ‘booth’ thing?

To maximise engagement with your work, especially by those unable to attend your live presentation, you will have a ‘booth’ on Hopin. This is a page on the platform where all your content will live, where people can leave comments and questions, and you can also hang out to chat with people who drop in. We’ll give you edit control over your booth when you have registered and the platform is open. We’ll set up your booth and add your video links; if you do a poster, you can add that yourself when you have edit rights over the booth.

Do I have to do a poster?

Posters are encouraged—in digital format only, stored in your booth—as a good way to help people engage with your work. But they aren’t required. Authors will be able to add posters to their own booths (basically you just post a link to the pdf in the information page of your booth).

When will we do a tech runthrough to make sure everything works?

We’ll be opening the conference platform one week before the conference (i.e. 14 June: remember that all dates and times are in Korean Standard Time unless we state otherwise). During that week, we’ll have a number of dedicated time slots for people to practice using the backstage, sharing screen, and otherwise familiarise themselves with the platform.

Our paper is being presented in-person in Seoul, but I can’t travel. Can I participate in the Q&A?

We expect to be able to facilitate this, but to ensure a good experience for the in-person audience we stress that, if a paper is part of the in-person program, it must be presented by someone who is in Seoul. Co-Authors should be able to participate in the Q&A remotely, but if you want to present remotely you must be part of the Online Program.

Will in-person sessions be streamed?

We have arranged for professional streaming of keynotes and one conference track (the one with the video camera icon on the draft schedule). Other conference tracks will be streamed using more basic equipment (OWLPro etc).

Do you have any more information about COVID preparation for in-person attendees?

You can find our latest advice at this link: https://facctconference.org/2022/visas.html.

We’d like to draw your attention to official testing requirements. You will need to have a negative (professionally-administered) PCR test no more than 48 hours before your flight to Korea, then again when you arrive. Currently the latter has to be done within 24 hours of arrival. You may also need to get tested before your return flight. We recommend getting these tests at the airport; you can (and must) book them in advance at this link: https://www.airport.kr/ap_cnt/en/svc/covid19/medical/medical.do. We also hope to offer a chaperoned service to a local testing centre where this is helpful. Note that all official covid testing will be at individuals’ own expense. We will provide a self-testing kit (as well as masks), but this cannot be used to meet official requirements. Remember to always rely primarily on official sources for your information on these matters. We link to them at the FAccT website. We try to ensure that our information is up to date, but things are changing fast, and you can only be sure of getting accurate information by going directly to the source.