[ OCT/03/2022 ]
The Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2023 (JpGU Meeting 2023) -Meeting Format-

Koji Wada, Chair of the Meeting Organization Committee
The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Meeting 2023 will follow the format of the 2022 Meeting and continue the hybrid format, mixing on-site (at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City) and online.

The Meeting will be held for six days from May 21 (Sun.) to May 26 (Fri.), 2023.

The major difference from the 2022 Meeting is the schedule of online poster sessions. In principle, the online poster sessions will be held on a different day from their corresponding oral sessions, in parallel with other oral sessions and online poster sessions. In this way, the Meeting length will be kept to six days. In addition, flash talks for poster presentations are to be given during the oral sessions.

Oral presentations at the 2023 Meeting are to be given live either in person at the venue or online via Zoom. Presenters are free to choose whether to present on-site or online. We are planning to allow the chairpersons and conveners to be able to run the sessions without necessarily present on site.

All poster presentation materials must be posted online (in each presenter's web space on the "Confit" website) and can be presented either during the on-site poster core time (no online webcast) or during the online poster session, or both, at your discretion. For the online poster session, we plan to allow participants to present and discuss their posters using a videoconferencing system (e.g., Zoom breakout room). As mentioned earlier, as a principle, all poster presenters are expected to give a flash talk of their poster presentations in the designated slot of each oral session.

While the situation surrounding COVID-19 is showing signs of stabilizing, we will continue to do our utmost to prevent the spread of infection at the 2023 Meeting as well. Please be aware that the meeting format may be moved to a completely online format depending on the infection situation.

At this point, we can only give you a general view of how the meeting will be held, but we will provide more details via the meeting website and e-mail news as soon as they are finalized. We will continue to make every effort to ensure a safe, stable, and fulfilling meeting, and we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.