Important information

Checklist for speakers

  • You’ll probably be using your own laptop, so bring any necessary power and video adapters
  • We provide standard data projectors (VGA connector) and audio playback (3.5mm jack).
  • Contact with any special requirements, well in advance.
  • Feel free to send Simon your slides (PDF, Powerpoint or Keynote) in advance, as a backup.
  • The larger room has a radio microphone for the speaker (which you must use) and two radio microphones for audience questions.
  • We might record some talks, with your permission, so you might want to consider whether any material in your slides is problematic (e.g., copyrighted images). For recording, we may use a single computer for all presentations (to be decided)

Checklist for ESRs

  • Your own laptop
    • If you have eduroam at your home institution, set it up there, so that you can automatically connect to the WiFi in Edinburgh (we’ll provide temporary access for anyone who doesn’t have eduroam)
    • Setup your laptop for the hands-on session (details below)
  • Firbush – check this page carefully to find out what you need to bring.

Checklist for ENRICH seniors

  • Make sure your ESRs are aware of what they need to do!

Checklist for the auditory system practical session

Instructions from the session organiser, Martin Cooke:

You will need to set up your laptop to have Python + various modules available. You also need to make sure your laptop is charged before the session: power sockets will not be available.

While most operating systems these days are bundled with a Python implementation, I strongly recommend downloading the Anaconda distribution which is designed specifically for data science:

Once downloaded, to test, launch Anaconda-Navigator (see:

This is a big distribution and contains a lot of packages that we won’t need, but it does make life simple and is a great starting point if you intend to make more serious use of Python in the future. And storage is cheap.

If anyone wants to learn a bit of Python in advance, this is a nice intro

I’ll run the session using Jupyter notebooks (which you can launch via Anaconda). I fully recommend the Jupyter approach for experimenting with Python, but for a more traditional editor/command-line experience, consider using the Spyder environment (also launched via Anaconda).

Checklist for event organisers

(no need to distribute this to everyone)

  • Spare batteries for radio mics
  • Backup laptop; video adapters; plug convertors
  • Sound check G.07
  • Recording equipment
  • Reconfirm coach booking and pickup times
  • Make badges
  • Guest WiFi accounts
  • Amend room bookings to add required layouts
  • Inform local students re. laptop setup for Auditory system practical session
  • Restaurant bookings for Wednesday