Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation

This is the standard presentation format. In an oral presentation the presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow. Oral presentations are generally organised by stream into parallel sessions comprising three or four presentations.

Poster Presentation

A poster presentation provides a relaxed presentation atmosphere in which the presenter uses a poster pinned to a poster board (1800mm high by 900mm wide) to illustrate their research. Presenters will often engage with interested participants on a one-to-one basis, providing excellent opportunities for networking, discussion and relationship building. A Virtual Poster Presentation option is also available as an alternative means for those delegates who may be unable to travel to the conference due to financial or political restrictions.

Live-Stream Presentation

Many people around the world are moving meetings, classrooms and events online, and SEMS is now offering the option to present online, via Zoom. This is an exciting new opportunity for scholars around the world to engage with an international audience without the need to travel. Live-stream presentations give speakers the opportunity to avoid expenses and time required to travel, reduce their carbon footprint, and share ideas online. Additionally, many of the same benefits enjoyed by presenters at traditional in-person conferences are also available to online presenters, including presenting one's work to an international audience and engaging in Q&A, publishing in the Conference Proceedings, and participating in discussions with other scholars around the world.

Virtual Presentation

Two presentation options are available:

  • Online Virtual Presentation - Present via a pre-recorded video.

  • Virtual Poster Presentation - Submit a poster and optionally present your poster with a 3-minute introductory video.

Virtual presentations afford authors the opportunity to present their research to SEMS's far-reaching and international online audience, without time restrictions, distractions or the need to travel. Presenters are invited to create a video of their presentation, which is then uploaded to the official SEMS YouTube channel and remains online indefinitely. This is a valuable and impactful way of presenting in its own right, but also an alternative means for those delegates who may be unable to travel to the conference due to financial or political restrictions. The same publishing opportunities-apply to virtual presenters, with final papers being included in the Conference Proceedings.

  • Following the conference, virtual presenters will be mailed a conference pack, including an official payment receipt, certificate of participation and a printed copy of the Conference Programme.

  • The YouTube channel will be referenced on all conference materials.

  • There is no limit to length or style but certain restrictions apply to file size and music selection. Guidelines and further information on creating the video will be sent following registration.

  • Please note that video presentations are to be created by the author.

Workshop Presentation

A workshop is a brief, Intensive course, which is led by an experienced researcher or practitioner, usually with a PhD-level qualification. It facilitates group interaction and the exchange of information between a smaller number of participants than is usual at a plenary session. Often a workshop involves problem-solving, skills training, or the dissemination of new content or disciplinary approaches. Conference workshops are typically more instructional and interactive in nature than oral presentations and involve participants working with the workshop leader on a particular topical issue.

Symposium Presentations

Symposium presentations are conceived and organised by individuals who recruit speakers to present papers on a specific topic. Presenters should submit their own abstracts separately before a Symposium Presentation can be proposed. Presenters may submit separate papers to the Conference Proceedings. The organiser will require a Submission Number from each accepted presenter in order to propose a Symposium Presentation. They are typically organised as follows:

  • Introduction

  • 3 or 4 oral presentations based on submitted abstracts

  • Discussion

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations are conceived and organised by individuals who recruit speakers to present in an interactive discussion on a specific topic. There are no titles associated with the panelists' presentations. Proposals for panel discussions should include clear descriptions of the topics to be discussed. Presenters may submit a joint paper to the Conference Proceedings. They are typically organised as follows:

  • Introduction

  • a short presentation by each panel member

  • Discussion

As the organiser of a proposed panel, submit your proposal through the online system. Presenters may submit a joint paper to the Conference Proceedings.

Conference Benefits


Paper in Absentia is an opportunity for those scholars who cannot come in person and present their paper. This conference provides this opportunity to the research scholars to present their paper in absentia as well. The registration fee and dates will remain the same for paper Presentation in absentia.


SEMS provides best paper award after the presentation of all in person participants during the conference. Certificate & Award will be also provided during the conference (Not applicable for in absentia presenters).


SEMS also conduct optional post conference activities like conference tour of city for the betterment of participants. These activities are optional and transportation availability for participants of the conference.