Session chairs run the oral sessions. Specifically, their tasks are to:
BRIEF THE SPEAKERS: Welcome speakers to the session, remind them about timing, and tell them about the color card system for tracking time (see below);
INTRODUCE EACH PRESENTATION: Make transitions smooth between talks by introducing the presenting author and title;
FACILITATE QUESTIONS: At the end of each talk, ask the audience for questions, call on individuals, and moderate as needed;
KEEP THE SESSION ON TIME: Keeping talks aligned with the published program is the most important role of the session chair. That way, audience members can attend talks at the scheduled times.