Presenter Resources

This page contains information and resources to assist you as a presenter at the NERCOMP Annual Conference. If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us.

Deliver an Engaging Session

Please watch this webinar prior to presenting to gain valuable ideas for delivering an engaging session.

General Information for All Presenters

Q: Could you explain what my "Session Type" means?

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Interactive Presentations
These sessions are opportunities to share topics of interest through an innovative, thought-provoking format that encourages audience participation and interaction. Participant feedback and response to issues will be encouraged throughout the session.

Panel Discussions
These sessions feature two to four dynamic presenters offering case studies about how their institutions have approached a shared topic, or they may feature presenters taking different and sometimes controversial perspectives on a topic. Examples may include the evolving role of the CIO, security, privacy and cloud, advancing IT innovation within budgetary constraints, or other critical issues in higher education. For all panel presentations participant feedback and response will be encouraged.

Poster Sessions
A poster session demonstrates the use of an emerging technology or innovative practice for teaching and learning, typically in the early stages of development. Presenters may use a laptop, a poster, or both to demonstrate the unique features and functionality of the tool or program and to assist in providing a visual overview of the project. As attendees visit, presenters have the opportunity to discuss the poster topic with them; therefore, presenters should prepare a few introductory remarks (one to two minutes) to engage listeners in the subject.

Standard Presentations
These sessions are 45 minutes long; presenters and panels are asked to allocate at least 10 to 15 minutes for questions and answers from the audience. Standard presentations are opportunities to present in detail on a project. Proposals will be evaluated against the selection criteria listed below.


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Q: Do I need to register to present?

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As a presenter, you must register in order to present. Be sure to register by February 27 to get the early-bird rate.


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Q: Is there a PowerPoint template I should use for my presentation?

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Please use this optional PowerPoint template for your convenience.


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Q: Upload your Session Resources?

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We invite you share your presentation by emailing your files or URLs after the conference. To do this, please email your presentation materials to presenters@educause.edu.

We ask that you include the following.

  • Subject Line: NC17 Annual Conference Presentation Materials to upload
  • File Attachments: Please rename all files to include the session title (examples – First Timers Orientation_slides.ppt & First Timers Orientation_handout.pdf)
  • Email Body:
    Session Date/Time:
    Session Title: TITLE
    Author: NAME(S)

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Session Presenter Information

Q: How will my onsite room be set up?

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All session meeting rooms (with the exception of poster sessions) will have theater-style seating. There will be a head table and chairs for presenters at the front of the room.


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Q: Will I have access to audio/video equipment?

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All of the session rooms (with the exception of poster sessions) will have the following standard AV:

  • LCD Projector
  • Screen (sizes vary depending on room size but are typically 7.5x10)
  • Projector Stand
  • Microphones:
    • Wired microphone at podium
    • Wired lavaliere microphone with 25' cord
    • One additional table microphone for panels of three or more
    • Computer audio patch

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Q: Will I have Internet access?

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The following internet connections will be available:

  • Wireless access will be available for both presenters and attendees. The connection speed will be sufficient to access and navigate web pages and e-mail.

  • One Ethernet connection for presenter use (cable dropped between lectern and table and requested to be long enough for use at either location).

  • Substantial bandwidth will be provided and should be sufficient for basic applications you wish to present. However, if you know that your presentation will require a significant bandwidth and have concerns, please contact Sarah Reynolds.


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Poster Session Presenter Information

Q: What will my area look like?

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Standard supplies include a 6-foot skirted table, up to 2 floor easels, and up to 2 foam core poster boards (30" x 40"). Push pins, scissors and other supplies will be available at a supply table nearby.

You may opt to bring a laptop as an additional resource for your session times. However, there will be no equipment security or storage available when you are not present.


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Q: Will I have Internet access?

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All presenters will have wireless 802.11b access. The connection speed will be sufficient for accessing and navigating web and/or e-mail pages.


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Q: Do I have the option to ship or store my materials?

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If you need to ship materials, it would be best to send materials to your hotel (labeled to your attention). Please work directly with the hotel for shipping instructions.


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Preconference Seminar Presenter Information

Q: How should I submit my participant materials?

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Submit your materials via email to presenters@educause.edu. For specific instruction, please view the “Upload your Session Resources” question on the Presenter Information page.

We will not be printing materials before the conference, however, if this concerns you, please write to Sean Kennedy approximately a week before the conference and ask for a list of attendee e-mail addresses. You can then send a note to your group, and let them know that if they'd like a paper copy, they should access and print files on their own and bring them with them as needed. (Send all files for upload by March 24).

COPYRIGHT PERMISSION
It is the responsibility of the seminar speaker(s) to obtain copyright permission. Copyrighted material that has not been cleared for reproduction will not be printed. The seminar budget includes limited funds to pay for copyright permission, so it is important that the speaker clear any expenses for this with the Speaker Liaison. Who can provide information on obtaining copyright permission upon request.


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Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact:
Danielle Groover

Bios and Photos

Please add your biographical information and photo to the agenda by establishing or updating your EDUCAUSE profile. Make sure that your privacy setting is not too restrictive. We recommend the option of "Limit to Authenticated (Logged-in) Users."

Presenter Concierge

The EDUCAUSE Presenter Concierge is here to help you make the best presentation you have ever delivered and to ensure you use this professional development opportunity to the fullest extent possible.

How can the concierge help you? Learn more.