General Presentation Information
- Use the Source Document as an example for organizing citations.
- Use the Universal Design and PowerPoint Recommendation resources to help ensure your presentation is inclusive to all participants.
- To be more inclusive and accessible to everyone, we encourage presenters to self-describe at the beginning of their sessions. Giving a description of yourself for the benefit of visually impaired or blind people is a good practice. For more information about self-descriptions and how to give one, go to https://vocaleyes.co.uk/services/resources/self-description-for-inclusive-meetings/.
- A guide to citing your presentation will be provided after conference.
We request that presenters review their presentations for examples of stereotyping, labeling, or generalizing negative comments and delete such references. We also request that during your presentation you assist the participants in your session to avoid using the session as a stage for making negative comments about any group.
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Locate and preview your presentation room PRIOR to your session. Most concurrent sessions will be set theatre style (rows of chairs, no tables) or classroom style (rows of tables and chairs). There will be a head table, chairs, and either a tabletop or floor podium in the front of the room. Rooms seating more than 90 people typically have a microphone on the podium.
Begin and end your presentation on time. All sessions are 60 minutes. It is important to end your session on time to provide the next presenter(s) with the opportunity to start their session on time.
Your material and comments should match the abstract you have provided. It is important that your presentation covers the information and topics you have outlined in your abstract; it can be frustrating when participants have chosen your session based on your abstract and you do not clearly cover the topics they are expecting. This is the number one complaint on evaluation forms.
Do not read your presentation or even portions of it. Word-for-word reading should only be used in rare instances for the purpose of emphasizing a point or fact. Limit your notes for the session to key ideas or phrases that automatically bring to mind your ideas for delivery.
Questions and answer time should be incorporated into the presentation. Not having enough time has been a frequent complaint from past participants at our conferences. Presenters are encouraged to leave at least 10-15 minutes at the end of the session for questions and/or discussion of your topic or you should plan accordingly so that participants may ask questions as you present your information.
Presenter Contact Information
It may be beneficial to post your contact information at the end of your session PowerPoint or within your handouts. Participants appreciate being able to contact you after the conference for more information concerning your presentation, to ask questions they may think of later, or to ask for your assistance when they return to their campuses. This is not a requirement.
Evaluations will be available for all preconference workshops and concurrent sessions. Evaluation links will be posted within each session and daily reminders will be sent through the app as well as email. In addition, NACADA will provide all presenters with a PowerPoint slide with instructions on how participants can submit online evaluations. It is recommended that all presenters use this slide at the end of their presentation and allow adequate time for participants to complete their session evaluation. Please encourage conference participants to complete an evaluation for your session. The evaluations are very important for our conference. In addition to providing you valuable feedback on your session, the evaluations are extremely valuable to next year’s conference planning committee. Your evaluations will be available on your presenter's webpage within a few weeks following conference.
The Evaluations Counter will be staffed with conference committee members and volunteers that will be available throughout conference to help answer any questions on submitting evaluations.