Exhibition day frequently asked questions
Is there parking space?
There is no parking space and drop-off location.
Please use public transport such as bus and MTR.
What should I do in the participant on-site preparation session?
A lot! Installing, testing and repairing your earthquake detector, decorating the exhibition area, trying out how the project can be presented, etc.
Is power supply available on site?
All teams will be provided with one standard 13A socket with maximum loading of 100W. To avoid overload, the organizer may request the participants to switch on the detectors and/or laptops one by one. All teams should fully charge their laptops and/or portable battery (if applicable) for demonstrations in the exhibition, and prepare backup power supplies.
Is exhibition board available on site?
NO exhibition boards / frames / stands will be provided. Participants can use any means to assist their presentation, including but not limited to, portable pull up banners, laptop, tablet and card boards.
Is wired/wireless network available on site?
There will be NO wired/wireless network in the exhibition areas.
Which language should we use to present the project to visitors?
There is no restriction. It's fine to choose the language both you and the visitor understand.
Is there a duration limit in presenting the project to visitors?
There is no duration limit.
Yet, since there are many exhibits in the hall,
visitors usually do not have time to listen to lengthy explanations and demonstrations.
A few minutes would be good enough.
We have prepared materials only for the judges. How can we identify them?
Judges are introduced in the opening ceremony and can be identified by the badges they wear.
There is no need to prepare materials only to the judges as they are just visitors with some professional knowledge on the topic your project is on.
Since the exhibition is open to the public, anyone from children to professionals may come and ask you questions judges may ask.
Facing the public is facing the judges.
When will the judges come?
All judges will come to the opening ceremony and start visiting the exhibits before the exhibition is open to public.
They may revisit the exhibits to ask further questions and see how the teams present the project to public and the media.
The time schedule makes lunch arrangements difficult.
We want to make sure that everybody stand by all the time when the judges come.
The idea of the exhibition is for knowledge exchange between teams, as well as the organizers and the public.
Judging is not based on the number of students in a team that are present when they visit.
To keep the exhibition area manned,
members of a team can go to have lunch in groups.
The award presentation ceremony is not open for public but my friends and family want to stay. Can they?
The ceremony is not open to public because all participants will be in the front of the hall and cannot attend to their projects.
Trusting that those who stay won't be vandalizing your project,
your friends and family can stay for the ceremony by standing at the back of the seating area.