Tips for Speakers
  1. Location - We recommend a well-lit, quiet space with no interruptions.
  2. Audio/Video - Presenters are encouraged to join session rooms 10 minutes early to test their own audio and connectivity. Where possible, headsets should be used to ensure audio clarity. Presenters will be in charge of their own presentations and screen sharing. If multiple presenters are participating, we encourage coordinating the order of presentations prior to the session.
  3. Attire - Dress as you would for the in-person meeting.

All speakers must be registered before Tuesday, December 1.


Plenary, Concurrent & Interest/Working Group Sessions

Presenters are asked to join the meeting 10 minutes prior to the start of your session so they can be assigned as a co-host.  If applicable, presenters are responsible for sharing their screen with PowerPoint or other presentation materials.

Concurrent sessions are 75 minutes long, which should be split equally between presentation and discussion (~35/40 minutes).

Important Dates:

November 18 - Volunteer conveners to be assigned to concurrent sessions.  Conveners will be listed on the online program.

December 1 - Deadline to send program edits to [email protected]


Conversation with an Author

Presenters are asked to join the meeting 10 minutes prior to the start of your session so they can be assigned as a co-host.  If applicable, presenters are responsible for sharing their screen with PowerPoint or other presentation materials. Conversation with an Author will be broken up into two sessions being hosted on Monday, January 11th from 1:00-2:15 PM and Tuesday, January 12th from 7:30-8:45 PM.  Registration is required for all participants.  Those that have signed up for your book will be assigned to your breakout room.

The discussion segment ordinarily is divided as follows:

  • 5 minutes for general welcome and individual introductions.
  • 5-10 minutes for the facilitator to summarize the book and introduce the author.
  • 5 minutes for the author to respond to the summary.
  • 55 minutes for general discussion.

The Conversation with an Author sessions will not be recorded.

Important Dates:

November 18 - Volunteer facilitators to be assigned to authors.  Facilitators will be listed on the online program.

December 1 - Deadline for author to provide facilitator with a copy of the book

December 1 - Deadline to send program edits to [email protected]


Posters

All posters will be uploaded to the virtual meeting site with the presenter contact information (name, institution, email address).  We will not be hosting a poster discussion session in 2021. 

Requirements:  Each presenter should submit a digital poster in the form of a 1-page PDF file.

  • The poster must be a PDF file at the highest resolution possible.

  • Aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) should be ideally set to ‘16:9’.

  • Minimum font size of 12.

  • Make sure that there is enough contrast between the color of the text and the poster’s background.

  • The poster should not rely upon your verbal explanation

  • Add your name, institution, and email address to your poster so attendees can contact you directly.

  • Click here to see poster examples.

Important Dates:

December 1 - Deadline to send final poster to [email protected]

December 1 - Deadline to send program edits to [email protected]


Questions

Have a question not answered above?  Reach out to [email protected] or 320-253-5407.