Lively Discussions

These 60 minute talks are intended to include a brief presentation or statement of the speakers’ point of view followed by vigorous and lively discussion and Q&A from the audience. We encourage presenters to limit the use of PowerPoint slides and focus on audience involvement. Plan for the majority of the session time to be used for Q&A/discussion.

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In-Person Presenter Checklist:

  • Please register for the conference if you haven’t done so already! The early bird registration deadline is September 16. In-person registration includes the virtual conference week: two for one!
  • Block out time on your calendar for your virtual conference presentation Q&A, which will be scheduled on the same day/time 2 weeks after your in-person presentation. Example, if you present on Wednesday, November 2, at 4:00 pm Eastern, then your virtual session will be scheduled on Wednesday, November 16, at 4:00 pm Eastern. (Details on how to connect for the virtual Q&A in Zoom will be sent in mid-October.)
  • Review these Accessibility Guidelines when creating your slides or other presentation materials.
  • Create your speaker profile on the Cadmore Media platform with a photo and bio by October 21. (An invitation will be sent to you by email on October 17.)
  • Arrive to the meeting room location at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled presentation time. Bring your slides on a thumb drive or log into cloud storage to load slides onto the laptop provided at the podium. 
  • Each meeting room will be equipped with a laptop with internet connection, a projector/screen for slides, a remote for advancing slides, a podium microphone, and a floor microphone for audience Q&A.
  • If you have co-presenters that are participating remotely, their pre-recorded video presentations will be played last after all in-person speakers have presented, and they can participate in the live Q&A session via Zoom. Please keep this in mind when coordinating with your panelists on speaking order. 
  • Each meeting room will be assigned a camera operator/technician who can help connect with any virtual/remote co-presenters. Please check in with them when you arrive in the meeting room to touch base.
  • See details on the Virtual Conference Week below.

Remote Presenter Checklist:

  • Please register for the conference if you haven’t done so already! The early bird registration deadline is September 16.
  • Record your presentation (Link: Helpful Tips for Creating a Video Presentation). You may also choose not to include a video presentation and only participate in the Q&A/discussion, depending on the content or topic of your session.
  • Upload your video presentation (if applicable) to the Cadmore platform by October 3 to our shared One Drive folder. Files should be named as follows: “Session ID_Session Title_Your Last Name.”
  • Review the transcript from your presentation (if applicable) and send any edits to Cadmore by October 21. (Transcript files will be sent for review by email.)
  • Create your presenter profile on the Cadmore Media platform with a photo and bio by October 21. (An invitation will be sent to you by email on October 17.)
  • Log into the Zoom meeting room location at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled presentation time. (Link will be sent by email.)
  • During the presentation, all in-person speakers will go first followed by the pre-recorded video presentation(s). Please keep your camera turned off and your microphone muted during the presentation time.
  • When the session moderator announces that it’s time for Q&A/discussion, please turn on your camera and microphone so that attendees can see and hear you. Audience members will be asked to use a handheld microphone so you can hear their questions, but the moderator can summarize/repeat as necessary. 
  • After the session ends, be sure to leave the Zoom room/log out as we will use the same link for the next presentation in that meeting room.
  • See details on the Virtual Conference Week below.

Virtual Conference Week: November 14 – 18

  • All presentations will be recorded during the in-person conference week in Charleston, November 1 – 4. 
  • Your virtual presentation will be scheduled on the same day/time 2 weeks after your in-person presentation. Example, if you present on Wednesday, November 2, at 4:00 pm Eastern, then your virtual session will be scheduled on Wednesday, November 16, at 4:00 pm Eastern.
  • The video recording will be started automatically at the scheduled start time. Answer any attendee questions or respond to comments in the text chat during the video broadcast.
  • After the video recording ends, all attendees and presenters will be placed in a Zoom meeting room for Q&A/discussion. Attendees can turn on their cameras and mics to ask questions, or use the text chat function. 
  • A volunteer moderator will be present in each session to help as needed, and Help Desk/Technical Support will be available by contacting support@cadmore.media.
  • All presenters, whether you initially presented in-person or virtually, are invited and encouraged to participate in the virtual Q&A/discussion period. At least one presenter from each session is required to attend.
  • Presentations will be available to watch on demand for one year following the virtual conference.

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