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SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum,  8-11 October, 2020

Updated 26 September 2020

Because of COVID-19, we are unable to meet as planned in person in New Orleans in 2020. Instead of our physical conference SHOT and HSS are now organizing a virtual conference that will take place 8-11 October.

We are excited to share the preliminary program (version 26 September) of our first virtual conference, the SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum.

SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum: Preliminary Program

Please note: This program will be updated. The conference schedule is set up in Eastern Daylight Time. The SHOT Virtual Forum is co-hosted with HSS. Registration includes access to both the SHOT and the HSS conference program. Find our preliminary program here. The preliminary program of HSS can be found here.

Prerecorded Sessions

Prerecorded material for the SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum can be found here.


You can now register for the SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum!


Registration will be processed via the OpenWater conference platform. The registration process should be straight forward.  After registration you will receive an e-mail with instructions how to log in to the virtual meeting website. Please note that when logging in you have to use the same e-mail address you provided during registration.

In case you experience any problems during registration or afterwards,  please contact the SHOT Secretariat at [email protected].

Registration fees

Please note that registration includes access to all SHOT and HSS programs and provides closed captioning service and other features to enhance accessibility.

For the SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum the Terms and Conditions SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum apply. You can find these here.

Participation grants

To offset the cost of registration for the SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum, NSF and SHOT Participation Grants are available for graduate students, recent PhDs (received within the previous five years), and independent scholars. Please note that funding is limited. Grants will be paid as reimbursements after the event. More information and links to the application forms can be found here.

Online platform

The HSS/SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum will be held on the OpenWater video conferencing system, which uses Zoom. We will provide closed captioning service and other features to enhance accessibility. Further information will be provided on the SHOT website and on the registration page in the OpenWater system.

We can offer you a basic Zoom training, in this 30 minute on demand training you will find information about how to become a room moderator, to train speakers, as well as successfully pre-record and replay presentations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find a list with frequently asked questions here.


The SHOT 2020 Virtual Forum is supported by: