The purpose of the seminar rules is to
- minimize the chance that the attendees feel that they have wasted
- maximize the chance that the attendees feel they have learned
- ensure that the seminar attendees will have lunch on time.
The rules are stated with respect to the usual seminar time slot which
is Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:30. They are to be adapted to other time
slots in what the seminar organizer thinks is the obvious manner.
The seminar speaker should plan for a 50 minute presentation, aiming to finish before 11:30. The speaker's presentation will end no later than 11:45,
regardless of the amount of time
lost due to a late start, malfunctioning hardware, interruptions
through discussions and questions, etc.
Questions may be asked and answered until 11:55.
The audience may ask questions at any time. A latecomer should refrain
from asking questions in the first ten minutes of his or her attendance.
Audience members may be asked by audience members
to reduce the length and number of their
comments, explanations, and questions. They may also be asked to remain silent.
The speaker is not a member of the audience.
The seminar organizer implements the rules.
The seminar organizer may bend the rules.
The seminar organizer has the last word.
For questions and comments contact Barbara