Participation GuidelinesOn March 20, there will be two timeslots for the Showcase: 11:00AM EST and 1:00PM EST
During both timeslots, the same produced video segment will be shown. This will include pre-recorded samples of all sites' project activity.
Each of the two timeslots may have some live participation. Live participation is voluntary. Sites that volunteer to participate live will have a maximum of five minutes each to show some aspect of their project. You may use the time to celebrate your site's accomplishments in any way you like.
For the pre-recorded, produced portion of the Showcase: All sites should submit digital video for use in the Showcase to Karen Elinich at The Franklin Institute by February 20, 2002. You can either mail your CD or, if you prefer, you can e-mail the digital video clips. Keep in mind that we will be selecting and including only about two minutes worth of your video in the program wide production. If you're not sure which clips to use, we'll make the selection for you. If, on the other hand, you know exactly which two minutes you want to use, please indicate the segment (or send just that segment) for us.
For CDs, send to:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For e-mail, send to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Note: if attaching large video files, please send on a weekday, between 9:00AM and 5:00PM EST.
For live participation in the Showcase: The Franklin Institute will run a CU-SeeMe reflector. You will need to have CU-SeeMe software configured on a computer at your location, with a camera and microphone, so that you can "send video and audio." The Franklin Institute's reflector will receive your video and audio and send it to the web. We will have "tech checks" on March 18 and 19 so that you can practice connecting to the reflector. More information on the Tech Checks will be distributed as the date draws closer.
The software that you need, CU-SeeMe Pro v4.0 or v5.0, is available at most computer software stores. PC Connection, for example, lists the software for sale. Alternatively, you can purchase online and download the software from CUSeeMeWorld.
There are several cameras, microphones, or camera/microphone combinations that will work. As one example, PC Connection lists the Logitech Quickcam Web camera.
Live participants are welcome to participate in both timeslots, but we expect that you will prefer to select one. Please notify Karen Elinich (email@example.com) by March 15 with your timeslot preference.
Live participation in the Showcase has no effect on the judging process for The Unisys Prize. For sites that have the capacity and technology to do live participation, the celebratory moment is a great deal of fun! We encourage everyone to try to participate live, but understand if your technical infrastructure is an obstacle.
International Public Science Day 2002 should be a day to celebrate science!