promoting innovation and technology
CH2M Hill Alumni Center
As an Online Northwest 2003 presenter, there are several
things you should keep in mind:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by December 1, 2002.
Presenters are not reimbursed for photocopies.
If you do decide to provide handouts, contact
email@example.com 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
with the details no later than January 17, 2003.
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.
Complimentary registration is provided for one
presenter 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.
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
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:
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PRESENTERS
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Last updated 1/23/03