Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. As a copyeditor, I’m starting to see papers where the authors cite presentations from virtual conferences and meetings. According to CMOS 14.217, the location of the meeting is to be included in the citation. What would you suggest as far as wording and style? (I was thinking maybe “[Virtual]” would work in place of the location.) Thank you in advance!

A. We like your suggestion, which we would style as in the following note:

1. Jaime Smith, “Title of Presentation” (ABCD Annual Conference, April 6, 2021, virtual).

Note that there’s no need to indicate the platform (Zoom etc.); if that’s somehow relevant to the discussion, authors can mention it in the text.