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Friday, March 1, 2002
Eugene Hilton
Eugene, Oregon

Notes for Presenters

As an Online Northwest 2002 presenter, there are several things you should keep in mind:

  1. Most of the attendees are librarians from the academic community, but we are seeing increasing attendance from public, special, and school libraries, as well as others from the information industry. Your program should be directed at the moderate to experienced user. Emphasize the practical.

  2. Programs are one hour in length. This should be plenty of time for you to present your topic, but we do ask you to structure your program so that there are at least 10 minutes at the end for questions. Past conference attendees have commented that this is often the richest part of the program for them. Members of the conference committee will be on hand to provide time cues.

  3. Attendees may spend the first few minutes of the session "shopping around" for a program; expect to see several people arriving up to five minutes into your program, but don't feel that you have to back up in your program and bring them up to speed — they'll catch up.

  4. At the conference, each attendee will receive a booklet containing executive summaries of each program. Conference attendees find these very valuable, especially since they often can't attend every program they want to because of conflicts. Executive summaries should be submitted by email to by December 1, 2001.

  5. Presenters are not reimbursed for photocopies. If you do decide to provide handouts, contact for the number of registrants who have indicated plans to attend your program on the registration form. Please note that this is only an estimate, since some people register the day of the conference, and attendees may change their mind on the day of the conference. Plan to bring extra handouts.

  6. You are strongly encouraged to make any handouts, Powerpoint presentations, and supplementary materials (webliographies, etc.) available via a web site, and to include the URL in your executive summary. The conference committee will also provide a link from the conference web site to your program web site following the conference.

  7. Each conference room will be equipped with a Pentium PC, LCD video projector, Internet access (56K dialup), Netscape Navigator (latest released version), Internet Explorer (latest released version), and Powerpoint viewer (latest released version). If you have further audiovisual needs, please contact Barbara Butler, (541) 888-2581 or, with the details no later than January 14, 2002.

  8. If you use Powerpoint, please note that the latest version of the Powerpoint viewer supports Office 2000, but it does not support many of the animation features. Our advice is to keep it simple, and to test your Powerpoint presentation on more than one computer, as well as with the Powerpoint viewer, before you leave for the conference.

  9. Complimentary registration is provided for up to two (2) presenters per program. Additional presenters are required to register using the online registration form or the printed form provided in the brochure. Presenters invited by the conference committee will always receive complementary registration.

  10. The Conference Committee makes every effort to accommodate conference participants and presenters with special needs. If, as a presenter, you receive a request from someone with special needs, we encourage you to accommodate them as much as possible. If you have questions about this, please contact a member of the conference committee.

  11. Online Northwest strives to provide an excellent experience for both attendees and presenters. We want you to do your best, and have gathered a few resources from the web that can help you put together a dynamic, well-organized program:


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