As an Online Northwest 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, 2003.
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 (latest released
version). If you have further audiovisual needs, please contact
Jon Jablonski, (541) 346-2871 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, with the details no later than
January 16, 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.
Presenters (1 per presentation)
receive free registration to the conference. Additional presenters
are required to register using the online registration form or print
out the registration form and mail it in. Contact Jamie LeGore email@example.com
if you have questions. 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
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