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Suggestions for preparing the session:
On the day you are chairing the session:
Program Table Overview
A Google Docs document with an overview of all sessions, locations and sessions chairs is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tUDZ4b1iKefIsfraBhv3d0uimEsbdmmCy3pj-3Np5Js/edit?usp=sharing
Things to do early before the session:
Presentation spaces will be set so that presenters can walk up on the stage and present. No special permissions are needed.
For iLRN 2022, we would like our presenters to use the bookmark (star icon next to address bar)
One you bookmark your presentation materials, the bookmark attaches to your avatar’s account and goes with you everywhere on Campus.
There are different format types that suit one-to-many presentations:
You may use PowerPoint slides but the slides are each converted to HTML static pages. There are no slide transitions or animations.
How to use Google Slides
Now your presentation is ready for you!
Would you like to practice? Here is a practice google slide presentation.
This works well for demonstrations or if you absolutely want your audience to see the same content in sync.
Presenters may share links to videos from YouTube or other sources. However, each avatar in the room is sent their own unique instance of the video, which means that the video does not necessarily sync for everyone in the room. (For example, if an avatar arrives in the room when the video is playing for everyone else, it will play from the beginning for just that avatar.) This can be jarring and annoying for the audience.
Best practice is for presenters to put a link to the video in the address bar, press enter, and then play (from the source site then being displayed on the web board.)
Then, once the video has played once, immediately replace the address bar with another source –for example clicking back to the bookmarked presentation.
Interact with your audience!
Don’t forget about your audience! Include them in your presentation:
Tips and tricks
Bring a friend who can act as your photographer or do an audience warm up like asking folks to do some gestures or do sound checks in the back of the room.
iLRN2022 is a hybrid event this year but for Vienna presenters we expect them to present in the traditional way (slides presented to an audience, plus Q&A at the end). We aim to record/stream the presentations for people logged in on the iLRN virtual campus to watch.
We follow the flipped conference model, where attendees watch videos of the sessions they will attend before the conference. Then during face-to-face time we have more time for discussions. You can find the sessions and links to videos in our Conference Schedule (powered by Gatherboard).
What should I bring for my presentation in Vienna?
The rooms have audio visual equipment (projector, speakers, etc.) but we ask the presents to bring their slides ready in their own computer for a smooth presentation.
Please locate the room where you will be presenting and be there before the session starts. You can find those details in our Conference Schedule. If you have any queries please ask our volunteers on site.