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Instructions for the Digital Congress

The XVII National Congress of Ethology is organised by the CCMAR and the 2020 edition will be held in a virtual way from the Zoom platform. Participants who have registered to attend will receive via email, in the days preceding the congress, a link to attend all sessions. Participants with oral communications will have, as usual, 10 minutes to make their virtual communication from their computers and 5 minutes of attendance questions. The sessions will have a moderator, just like in a face-to-face congress. All instructions will also be sent by email in a timely manner.

There will also be a virtual poster gallery and a session dedicated to these communications, the way they work is explained in the 'posters' section.

We are available to clarify any doubts via email:



1. Use the Zoom application instead of the web version

The Zoom platform will be used at the Conference, both for the plenary sessions and for the remaining sessions and meeting rooms/breakout rooms to discuss the posters. Each poster will have its own room where participants can interact directly with the poster author. In order to get access to this feature during the event, we recommend using the Zoom application, instead of the online version that opens directly in the browser. 


2. You must have a Zoom 5.3 or higher version

Please check if you have the most up-to-date version for the Conference (Zoom 5.3) in order to be able to view the meeting room / breakout room option. This way you can freely choose and even change rooms and return to the main session. If you use a previous version of Zoom, these features are not available and you will have to ask the host / host to enter the rooms manually. This process, if manual, can take much longer.

3. Quick and easy update

The good news is that this update is free, fast and easy and you can do it right away! Enter the Zoom application on your computer or mobile device and update it.

Step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial here