Instructions for AIB-LAC 2021 online conference participants

Acknowledgement: We based these directions on AIB-SE 2020 instructions for authors available online at 2020-instructions-for-conference-participants

AIB-LAC 2021 Competitive papers

Please check the details of your session on the AIB-LAC website as they become available. Before the conference, your session chair will request your paper, and she/he will e-mail all papers in the session to you. To create the best session possible, please read all the papers ahead of time. This way, each presenter can attempt in their presentation to link their papers to the other presentations for a more cohesive and stimulating session. We also ask that you remain in the session in which you will present for the entire session, as a courtesy to the other speakers, and again to ensure a more coherent session.

Manage your presentation time

All sessions are one hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes) long. A good session will break down like this:

  • 2 minutes to introduce the papers and the session theme
  • 4 12-minute presentations = 48 minutes
  • 4 3-minute Q&A following each presentation = 12 minutes
  • 4 one-minute transitions between papers
  • 10 minutes for general audience discussion following the four papers.
  • 75 minutes total.

Thus, from this allocation, each presenter must close at about the 12-minute mark. Many session chairs will offer integrative comments at the end of all presentations, and you must give the audience sufficient time to comment as well.

We ask that you keep to these time limits as closely as possible. It is highly unfair if one speaker uses more than their allotted time and reduces everyone else’s. AIB-LAC organisers will also ask the session chair to control all the presenters’ time and ask you to stop if you run over the limit. We suggest you use a stopwatch to monitor your use of time.

Make a quality presentation.

Be prepared to share your presentation on Zoom.

When preparing your slides, use a minimum of 18–20-point font (preferably in Arial as it is easier to read from

the screen).

Respect time

AIB-LAC 2021 organisers strongly recommended that session participants join the Zoom meeting 10 minutes in advance so everyone can be introduced and can practice sharing their screen and PowerPoint slides.

2021 AIB-LAC. Interactive Sessions

Interactive Paper Sessions are held in a roundtable format and designed to be genuinely interactive (among all participants). Presenters will not be asked (or allowed) to make a formal presentation with PowerPoint or overhead slides. Instead, each presenter will have 5-7 minutes (depending on the number of papers in the session) to briefly outline their paper’s main ideas and critical contributions. After that, a conversation and discussion among all presenters, the session chair, and other attendees will occur. Please consider the following suggestions.

Read the papers in your session.

Please check the details of your session on the AIB-LAC website as they become available. The session chair will circulate all papers to you before the session. Please read the papers ahead of time. This way, each presenter can attempt in their presentation to link their papers to the other presentations for a more cohesive and stimulating session. We also ask that you remain in the session in which you present for the entire session, as a courtesy to the other speakers, and again to ensure a more coherent session.

Manage your presentation time

All sessions are one hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes) long, and many interactive sessions have 5-7 presenters. Unfortunately, given these very tight constraints, we can only afford to allow presenters 5-7 minutes to briefly outline the main ideas and key contribution of their papers. To maintain the session’s interactive nature and ensure enough time for feedback to all authors, the time limit will be strictly enforced. It is highly unfair to the other speakers if one speaker takes up more than their allotted time and thus reduces everyone else’s. The earlier speakers in a session carry the most significant responsibility because they control the time for all the other presenters. Bring a stopwatch or small clock and use it. We have asked session chairs to try to discuss each paper immediately after each presentation.

It would be best to focus on the paper’s main research questions and findings and not include a discussion of sample, methods, etc. The session presentations should be structured as a conversation (i.e., short talks and highly interactive), not as a sequence of monologues. Interactive sessions should stimulate discussion among participants on common themes that cut across the individual presentations. So, read all papers in your session in advance and be prepared for an engaging conversation with colleagues. Given the time constraints, we strongly suggest that you resist engaging in prolonged discussion during the session itself concerning your work’s remarks as it reduces the time available for further feedback to you. Instead, you could continue the discussion informally later after the session’s close and during the breaks.

Purpose of presentation:

DO NOT: Present summaries of all sections of the paper.

DO: Present enough to tell the audience that the paper is worth a read – tell a good story. Focus on the contribution. Minimise discussion of sections that don’t stress what is new and different.

Presentation format and timing:

DO NOT: Save the punch line as a sort of surprise ending. Plan for 10 minutes in case there is extra time. Use small fonts or too many overheads.

DO: Consider starting with the conclusion and then explain why you reached it (e.g. methods/results). Provide a 1-page handout describing your contribution and key points. Plan for 10 minutes – it is easier to elaborate than to cut things out. Use fonts larger than 28 pt.

Audience interaction:

DO NOT: Give a monologue describing your research.

DO: Create expectations that you expect active audience participation. Survey/work with the audience before the session starts. Look people in the eye and talk to them (not at them). Identify issues or problems on which you would most appreciate audience input.

Introduction:

DO NOT: Focus on why you decided to do the study.

DO: Do focus on what is exciting and new about what you have learned. Do try to start with a real-world analogy/story.

Theory:

DO NOT: Present a broad literature review (cites, etc.). Explain every arrow in a complex figure.

DO: State the problem, why it is interesting, and what you will add. Explain what is new in this model over past contributions.

Methods:

DO NOT: Describe the sample measures and validation of instruments.

DO: Provide a summary of why the measures are linked to the theoretical construct. Establish face validity and assure that you applied more rigorous methods.

Results and conclusions:

DO NOT: Present any tables with numbers.

DO: Present what was significant (+ and – signs). Explain what the data tell you – not tests. Say broadly what we have learned and what are the next steps. Invite the audience to read the paper for details.

AIB-LAC 2021. Poster’s session

A poster enables authors to present a visual summary of their research and its contribution to sharing with other conference participants. At AIB-LAC 2021, we a poster session with a moderator. This developmental session aims for other poster’s authors to be familiar with the other AIB-LAC program posters and interact with each other, offering constructive feedback. Posters’ authors should be prepared to discuss precise points raised by attendees to the session.

The poster should have the following information:

  • Poster accepted to AIB-LAC 2021.
  • Authors full name, affiliation and emails.
  • The title should be as concise as possible but long enough to provide an idea of the study.
  • For bibliography, use the JIBS reference style.
  • Provide an abstract including details of the study’s purpose, methodology, findings, conclusions and contribution to international business, and relevance to a Latin American and Caribbean Conference. This abstract should be a maximum of 250 words.
  • It has to fit in a single screenshot.
  • The authors should provide a sharable link specifically to the poster: google drive, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
  • Complementary to the poster, authors have the choice of preparing a maximum of 2 minutes of complementary video summarising the poster’s presented content.

The authors should forward a link to the poster to the program chair by the 14th of May 2021, so AIB_LAC 2021 organisers can include the poster’s link in the program.