This page will be updated in the days leading up to the event. Questions can be directed to music-encoding2020 at conftool.net.
The 2020 Music Encoding Conference will be run as a virtual event.
We will use Zoom and Slack for conference attendance. All presenters and registered attendees will receive details about joining via Zoom and Slack in advance of the event, and are welcome to join the Zoom meeting to follow the Keynotes, Paper “Slam” Sessions, and Town Hall meetings. Both the discussions following the Paper “Slam” Sessions, and the Interest Group meetings will be held via Slack.
In order to foster discussion and questions, presenters’ papers will be made available for attendees to read a few days prior to the event in a temporarily shared Google Drive folder. We encourage presenters and attendees alike to join the Humanities Commons Music Encoding Initiative group, where presenters’ papers will be deposited and accessible even after the event.
In addition to these platforms, we encourage community backchannel conversation – before, during, and after the conference – on Slack and Twitter (#MEC2020).
For easy reference, you can view and download iCalendar files for daily conference events:Tuesday 26 May 2020 - Workshop Day
Concise schedule with links to Zoom and Slack channels.
All workshops are full at this time. A wait-list has been created and participants who identified interest in a workshop will be notified if seats open up.
If you registered for one or more workshops, you will receive an email with details on how to join the Zoom session. The workshops will not be recorded.
All registered attendees are welcome to join the Zoom meeting. You do not have to have a Zoom account or client installed on your computer. You can join the meeting in your browser. Details will be provided to all participants via email shortly before the event.
After the keynote presentation, there will be time for a few questions from the audience. A discussion period will be held in Slack following the Paper “Slam” sessions.
We are using the Music Encoding Initiative Slack for the conference. Please join by visiting this link. After joining you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not see it in your inbox, check your spam folder. You will need to confirm through this email before being able to join the group.
If you are new to Slack, please review this "Getting Started" tutorial.
Attendees will be able to meet in Slack to discuss presentations from the Paper “Slam” sessions (Wednesday 27 May and Thursday 28 May). Slack discussion groupings will be identified in the program.
Interest Group meetings (Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May) will occur in Slack at the following channels:
Attendees and presenters are required to join the Music Encoding Initiative Slack to view and participate in this space. All participants can use the #mec2020-townhall channel if they’d like to test out using Slack, ask technical questions, or have general inquiries about the event. This channel will also be used to post announcements during the event.
Discussion and sharing is encouraged via Twitter using #MEC2020.
For assistance with Zoom or Slack during the conference, there are several ways you can request support.