Session Chair Responsibilities

Session chairs assist the session organizers by helping to keep the session running smoothly during the workshop. Session chairs are responsible for the following:

  1. Reviewing presentations for length and visibility and discussing concerns with the organizer(s)
  2. Checking the program and serving as the main contact for the session with ASA staff in case any changes need to be made (e.g., reordering of speakers within session, withdrawing a speaker, etc.)
  3. Requesting a copy of all presenters’ slides in case they run into technical difficulties the day of their presentation
  4. Logging in at least 10 minutes early, attending the entire session, and assisting with the online broadcast
  5. Ensuring speakers are on time for the session
  6. Introducing the speakers at the beginning of the session
  7. Making sure each speaker begins/ends at their allotted time
  8. Facilitating Q&A discussion after each presentation, including preparing questions in advance to spark discussion
  9. Encouraging attendees to fill out the online evaluation form

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