Why are you hosting the Winter Institute virtually rather than in-person?
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and for the safety of all attendees and students, we determined it was best to host a virtual Winter Institute via Zoom rather than canceling.
Who can attend the Winter Institute?
The conference is geared towards graduate students and faculty both local and international. Undergraduates and ASU staff are more than welcome to attend as well. The goal of the Winter Institute is to provide a forum for scholars to receive feedback on their work in progress papers.
Do I have to register to attend?
Yes, registration is required in order to receive your personal link via email to join the webinar. This also allows us to have an accurate headcount for an improved attendee experience at this and future events.
Do I need to download Zoom?
The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here.
For more information about Zoom and system requirements, you can visit the Zoom Help Center.
Do I need an account to use Zoom?
You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or webinar. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided via email after registering to attend the Winter Institute. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.
Will the sessions be recorded?
No. To keep the registration process as smooth and unencumbered as possible, we are not asking anyone to sign an ASU Photo/Recording Release form prior to attending
Will the papers being presented at the sessions be available before the conference starts?
Yes, papers by the presenters will be distributed prior to the conference start so attendees have an opportunity to read and get familiar with the topic prior to the sessions. This way our presenters get adequate feedback on their work in progress. Only those registered for the conference will receive a link to all the papers prior.
How long are sessions?
Each session will be 45 minutes long. It is at the discretion of the presenter as to how they want to split their time between presenting and Q/A. We recommend each presenter use roughly 20–25 minutes to present with the remaining time for Q/A from the audience.
What time zone is Arizona?
Phoenix, Arizona is MST (UTC-7). You can use this simple time zone converter to convert your time zone with the local conference time.
Time Zone Converter
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Yes, please email CSELConference@asu.edu.
I have more questions!
For any additional questions, email CSELConference@asu.edu.