Recording Policy

Recording of Scientific Sessions

Audio and computer presentations (PowerPoints) will be recorded at World Sleep 2019. The purpose of recording is to allow conference attendees to view multiple concurrent sessions, and to provide access to the content after the congress is complete. The recordings will be used as a member benefit for both individual and society members. Speakers can opt out of having their presentations recorded, elect to exclude specific content or slides, or submit alternative content to replace the talk presented at World Sleep 2019. Our mission is to advance sleep health worldwide and providing access to scientific content will help to achieve our goal.

  • All accepted speakers must sign and return a Speaker Release Form
  • Speaker Release Form is still being finalized

You Are Advancing Sleep Health Worldwide

It is an exciting time in sleep medicine and research! As we at World Sleep Society poise ourselves at the forefront of sleep health, we are investigating ways to record, compile and share your cutting-edge research with our members and partners. Imagine your research being presented in front of a class of young investigators in a developing country. We will provide you and your research with a worldwide stage. In addition, we are researching ways to offer download/view statistics to speakers in order to give a portion of the proceeds back to the most popular session speakers! More details about this program will be available in early 2019.

Content of Speaker Release Form


I, _________________________________, authorize World Sleep Society and its agents (World Sleep 2019, World Sleep Day, World Sleep Foundation) to make audio and/or video recordings by any means and in any media (the “Recordings”) of my presentation, lecture or program described below (the “Presentation”) and to use my name, photograph and biographical information in connection with the reproduction, distribution and promotion of the Presentation and the Recordings. I understand that World Sleep Society will credit me as the author or source of the Presentation. I understand I have the right to alter or edit my presentation before it is distributed.

Presentation Type (symposium, abstract, etc.):_________________________________
Title of Presentation:______________________________________________________
Presentation Date: September 20-25, 2019
Location: Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada

I retain any copyrights I may have in the Presentation. Nothing in this document shall limit my rights to publish or use the Presentation as I see fit.

I agree that World Sleep Society will own the Recordings and all copyrights and other rights therein. I agree that World Sleep Society will have the irrevocable, worldwide right to make, copy, edit, publish, distribute, play, show, display and otherwise use and make available the Recordings and any works that may be derived from the Recordings, by any means and in any media now existing or hereafter invented, and to authorize others to do the same.

I understand and agree that I will not receive any royalties or other payment in connection with either the rights I have granted to World Sleep Society in this document or the use and dissemination of the Recordings.

Neither my Presentation nor the grant of rights I have made to World Sleep Society in this document infringes or violates any copyright or other right of, or breaches any obligation I have to, any other person or entity.