All conference abstracts are available through the online platform at altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/programme. To help you organise which session you would like to attend the the conference platform has a number of features to help you create your personal schedule. With over 180 sessions finding sessions that interest you can be tricky. To help our site search lets you filter results to return just session information.
The conference programme is publically available for anyone to see. For the functionality to follow sessions, build your personal calendar and comment you need to be logged in. To log in visit the site (altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/) and select ‘Log In’ from the top black bar. Below is a summary of the programme features:
Following sessions to build your personal calendar (D1 & D2)
D1 and D2, highlighted, are buttons to follow/unfollow sessions. These are only visible when logged in. Following a session will add it to your personal schedule and enable updates about the session.
Filtering the programme (A1)
A1 highlights the options to filter the programme using tracks and types. You can additionally filter the programme for only the sessions you are following with ‘My Sessions’.
Using your calendar in other software (C1, B1, E1, A2 & C2)
To see part of the session abstract click C1. Clicking on a session title (E1) opens a detailed session page. Clicking on A2 will reveal the full session abstract. Session pages also include buttons (C2) for adding the event to your personal calendar software via the .ics file format. Instead of downloading calendar information for individual sessions clicking on the buttons in B1 allows you to download a single .ics calendar file of your current sessions. If you preferred calendar tool, like Google Calendar, permits calendar feeds and personalised url is provided.
Session updates (E2)
When you follow a session you can post and read session updates. As the session author you may wish to share linked resources or start a discussion with other people following the session.