Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing - Online Feedback

CSRS 2020 was an experiment in online conferencing for our Society and we had limited time to transition from the live in-person event planned for Yellowknife to a fully web-based platform. We would appreciate your feedback to the questions below to help us ensure future symposia can be mounted in a way that meets our community's needs. There are questions and it should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
Thank You!
Chris Hopkinson, General Conference Chair

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* 1. Please rate your overall impression of CSRS 2020 online

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* 2. Relative to typical 'in-person' events, do you think the online event was:

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* 3. Recognizing that online vs 'in-person' events are different (i.e. Live vs On-Demand content), which elements of the online event were better or worse?

  Much Better Better About the Same Worse Much Worse
Live Plenary Sessions
Live Special Panel Discussions (SBEO & SYP)
Blended Oral Presentation Sessions
Blended Poster Sessions
Exhibits
Social interaction

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* 4. New to CSRS 2020 was the requirement to submit and review Poster and Oral Presentations as 'On-Demand' web content at pre-released times. From any of the following perspectives that applies to you, please rate your experience and provide any follow up comments below.

  Good OK Bad N/A
Poster Presenter
Oral Presenter
Delegate / Viewer
Session Chair

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* 5. The committee needed to encourage participation in Q&A sessions, while keeping the day's events accessible to participants across many time zones across Canada. Given these constraints, please comment on the timing of each component.

  Too Short About Right Too Long
Each full day of the symposium
Plenary sessions
Special Discussion Sessions (SBEO & SYP)
Oral Q&A Sessions
Poster Q&A Sessions
Social Zoom Sessions

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* 6. The committee chose to host four parallel technical oral sessions as a compromise between making sessions accessible to all, while ensuring some time for meaningful discussion; i.e. to increase the length of Q&A sessions and the amount of time each presenter can speak, we would need either more parallel sessions (and fewer delegates per session), a longer overall day, or shorten other elements of the program. Please note your thoughts below.

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* 7. The platform used for the symposium had no dedicated social interaction or networking capability. We elected to use Zoom for ad hoc gatherings during breaks and each evening. Please check any that apply and provide any comments below.

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* 8. Were you aware of any Mainstream, Social or in-house Media Postings promoting CSRS 2020, either pre, during or post event?

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* 9. Now that we've experimented with online conference delivery, do you think we should incorporate elements of real-time online web-based content into our future in-person Symposia?

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* 10. If you agree with Q.9 above, do you prefer to see more 'On-Demand' (bundled) presentation content, or more of the Live WebEx style interactive presentations and Q&A?

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* 11. An online event requires that both the host and attendee have high quality web-based audio video capabilities. Please rate your experience.

  Very Good Good Sufficient Bad Very Bad
Audio quality
Video quality
Internet quality (i.e. free of data freezing)

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* 12. Please provide any other thoughts or feedback you feel might be useful in helping us improve the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing in the future, whether fully 'in-person' on online.

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