GENERAL INFO FOR PRESENTERS
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION
This may already describe your presentation, but it’s worth reiterating that presentations should focus on practical solutions for sustainability.
Looking for presentation ideas? Here’s content to consider: a brief overview, practical ideas, an outline of programs, goals, case studies, best practices, results, interesting facts, an interesting story, photos, graphics, current trends, strategies, local resources, etc.
In addition to presenting, the LEAD presenter will
1) provide a brief introduction (workshop title, speaker names and titles ONLY),
2) ensure each person’s presentation starts and stops on time
3) invite Q&A before the end of the hour, after you all have presented, if here is time.
Our conference audiences include professionals and learners from government, grassroots, business, and education. People at all levels – from mayors to students – attend our conferences. Our 2016 conference attracted people from 9 states, 30 campuses, 35 nonprofits, 35 businesses, 60 Massachusetts communities, and more.
EQUIPMENT & LOGISTICS
Most presenters use PowerPoint presentations. They are not required but they are recommended because they offer a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning.
Bring your PPT on a travel drive. No last minute changes on the laptop before the session.
A projector, laptop, and screen are provided. Use PowerPoint only (pptx); no Keynote (Apple/Mac version) as we cannot assure compatibility on all our laptops. Please bring your presentation on a travel drive, NOT in pdf format, and not on your laptop. Please arrive early to find your room and set up. You can upload your presentation between 8-8:30am or 10 minutes before your session begins. We will have someone available to help. If needed, come to the registration table and ask for technical help.
If your room has a podium and microphone, remember to speak into the microphone so everyone can hear you.
Rooms will have a time card (5 MIN, 1 MIN, 0 MIN). The session leader can use this to help you. If we have a designated room manager for your room, that person will assist you.
Each room is equipped with a projector and screen. Just bring your travel drive.
VIDEOS & INTERNET
Live links and video links should work but please plan to present without them if they do not. Contact me in advance, if you need assistance so we can plan ahead. It’s important that presenters focus on the presentation and the audience, and not on technical issues.
MEDIA & RELEASE
By agreeing to participate in this conference you agree to photos & videos for news and promotions.
In keeping with our environmental mission and reduced materials goal, do not bring printed handouts. Please email me your PowerPoint presentation in pdf after the conference and I will post it on SlideShare and put a link to it at our website, www.MaSustainableCommunities.com. Our participants often ask for PPTs after the conference and they are appreciated.
Exchanging business cards while networking is fine.
The purpose of your session is to educate. Soliciting is not allowed. If you would like to promote yourself or your work please ask us about exhibiting.
Please bring your own reusable water bottle or coffee mug.
Ginger Judge Science Center, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA.
Signs on campus will direct you to the conference.
Come early to beat the crowd. See the keynote. Plan to spend the whole day. You’ll be glad you did! We have excellent sessions, exhibits, and walks.
REGISTRATION & ADMISSION
You do not need to register for the conference if you are a presenter. Just pick up your name badge at the registration table when you arrive.
If your name is listed on the conference program as a presenter you will have FREE conference admission 8am-4:00pm. This includes the sessions, exhibits, breakfast snack (whole fruit, breakfast oatmeal cookie) and buffet lunch at Endicott College’s dining hall.
Anyone who accompanies you (the presenter) must register in advance here. No guests or drop-ins. No exceptions. We get lots of requests. Early registration is recommended. Previous conferences were sold out in advance. Any questions let me know.
Would you like a telephone conference with co-presenters in your session? Would you like me to review your presentation? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like your session title and description revised, please email suggestions to me.
Updates are posted at www.MaSustainableCommunities.com for quick reference.
Thank you very much for presenting at the 2017 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference.
Let me know anytime if you have any questions about anything.