1.     Find your eDNC programme features

Find all eDNC2020 programm features including the essential live events:

  • Q&A: keynote speakers answer your questions (Zoom*)
  • Conference sessions discussing 13 topics (Zoom*)
  • Side events such as Gaming session, the Outlook session, and the live PRISMA Prize ceremony (Zoom*)

Various conference offers are permanently accessible:

  • Keynote presentations (Youtube videos á 30 minutes)
  • Experts statements (Youtube videos á 5 minutes)
  • Poster gallery

2.     Register

Please follow the register button to get access to the eDNC2020 programme features (Zoom* links).

Access is free of charge, registration is open to all.
Your selection of programme features there (not mandatory) helps us to prepare the event properly.

Reimbursement: Persons who had registered to DNC2020 before May 2020 will get their delegate fees fully reimbursed during the coming weeks (no need to become active!).

3.     Participate

3.a. Prepare before the conference

Prepare your equipment for attending an online event:
Arrange appropriate internet access (in case of wireless connections locate near your router),
audio output and if necessary camera and microphone input (choose a quiet location with minimal ambient noise).
Since eDNC2020 live events will be hosted in Zoom virtual meeting rooms:
Download the Zoom desktop or mobile app in your device and familiarize yourself with the various tools and functionalities of the app (mute/unmute; screensharing, etc)

Presenters' responsibility :
Connection test: clarify session access modes with your session convener
Presentation slides have to be ready to use for screen sharing at your computer
Presentation recording: Keynote speakers and selected NEXUS experts will offer their contribution prerecorded  (Tutorials How to record via MS PowerPoint and How to record via Zoom).

Use the days before the conference to watch the eDNC2020 keynotes on Youtube and add your questions via comments. They will be answered during the Q&A conference sections throughout 3-5 June

The time zone for eDNC2020 is UTC plus 2 hours (Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC +2)

3.b During the conference

Use the specific Zoom* links to attend the eDNC2020 programme feature.

When joining the sessions:

  • Use your full name to join the conference session.
  • Mute your microphone during the sessions.
  • Use the Share screen option to share your slides during your presentation
  • Please don’t interrupt speakers when they are presenting.
    Use the Raise hand and Chat option instead in case of questions or comments.
    (Raise hand function in Zoom is located under the Participants (Alt+U) tab). Wait for the moderator to acknowledge your input.
    Please state your name and affiliation before you speak up so this can be noted by the moderators)

Publicize and share the conference on your social media and professional networks. Join the conversation on Twitter @DresdenNexus.

3.c After the conference

Continue the engagement with the conference attendees via the various social networking (e.g., LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Twitter) channels.

Special issues will be published – we will keep you informed.

4.     Zoom

Please use Zoom client 5.0

We apply video conferencing app Zoom because of it’s easy-to-use functionality and resilient performance.
Regarding to security concerns we point out that zoom meetings and chats are now end-to-end encrypted (1 June 2020).
A specific contract on data processing can ensure the basic requirements of European data protection laws.


If you want to test zoom in advance, please follow the link: https://zoom.us/test



The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) series is dedicated to advancing a Nexus Approach to natural resource management. DNC is organised by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER).

The DNC2020 will now take place in a virtual format and will provide:

Important Dates 
3 - 5 Jun 2020 Virtual DNC2020
15 Oct 2019  Closing of Call for abstracts 
15 May 2020 Opening of Registration for virtual DNC2020
22 May 2020 (extended) Closing of poster files submitting
TBD Submitting questions for Q&A


United Nations University UNU-FLORES


Technische Universität Dresden
Leibnitz Institut für Ökologische Raumentwicklung