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.
Executive summaries of each program
will be published on the Online Northwest Web page prior to the
conference. Speakers should submit their executive summaries via
email to Ken Watson .
Presenters are not reimbursed for
photocopies. If you do decide to provide handouts, please contact Ken
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 laptop PC, LCD video projector, Internet access, 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 Jon
Jablonski , with the details no later than January 7, 2006.
If you use Powerpoint, test
your 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
you have questions.
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.
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:
DATES FOR PRESENTERS
- December 12 -
presenter biographies and executive summaries due: Ken
- January 5 - additional
audiovisual needs due: Jon
- February 16 -
conference day; speakers’ briefing at 8:15 a.m.; room TBA.
If you have any other questions about the conference, please