The Call for Participation for 35C3 is out now. For all of you just checking in to see the diff to 34C3 CfP.
Congress lectures usually cover a lot of bleeding edge topics, sometimes leaving the broader scope out of sight. This year we want to enable both newcomers to Congress and folks unfamiliar with recent developments to refresh their memories or get an introduction to the basics of the field – presented by experts in the fields. And yes, this might mean you!
In order to accommodate for the larger venue and to correct for the overly compressed half hour lectures, we changed our Fahrplan raster to sport 20 minutes intervals, making room for a default lecture of 40 minutes and extended lectures of 60 minutes with 20 minute breaks.
We will return to a scheme with two major breaks of ~45 minutes for you to relax, eat, and meet.
Double Features are gone
Double features just did not work out and introduced a lot of stress, so we skipped them.
Focus on Q&A
We will use the extra time and more relaxed breaks to allow for more Q&A. So the standard lectures are meant to be 30 minutes plus 10 minutes Q&A, the extended lectures 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A.
To make room for the more relaxed Fahrplan and our Foundation talks, we will open a fifth Saal in 35C3.
Helping hands with titles and abstracts
From this year on, our content curators will actively work with submitters to improve titles, subtitles and abstracts if we feel they will confuse our audience.
You can now invite other presenters to your lecture in frab, using the “Join event” button. You can see the required token (or a direct link) when clicking on “edit” for a submitted event on the bottom of the page.