Presenter Resources

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AIR Forum Virtual is the first-ever all-digital conference for champions of data-informed decision making in higher education. The three-day conference (June 29 – July 1, 2020) will take place from the comfort of your home or office. 

 

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AIR Forum Virtual FAQ

Important Dates

May 18, 2020 – June 14, 2020

  • Early Registration

June 12, 2020

  • All presentations and supplementary resources uploaded; presenter profile completed.

June 14, 2020- June 29, 2020

  • Regular Registration

June 29 – July 1, 2020

  • AIR Forum Virtual

Resources

Presenting at AIR Forum Virtual

Simulated Live Sessions (40 minutes)  

Simulated live sessions consist of pre-recorded video presentations set for a specific playback time during the virtual conference, followed by a Q&A chat between the presenter and the audience. After the session airs, it will be part of the on-demand content and attendees will have access to it for 30 days from the start of the event 

 

Simulated live session presenters are required to be present during their session time to participate in the live Q&A chat.  

Simulated Live Session Basics

You can create your presentation video recording (with a Mac or a PC) using Microsoft Teams, Zoom (the free version has a recording feature), GoToMeetings, or any other appropriate program that can be used to create a video file. This video recording must include your PowerPoint Presentation with a picture-in-picture view of the presenter(s) web camera(s). Presentations should be 40 minutes long and the deadline to upload your presentation files to the presenter portal is Friday, June 12. The maximum video file size is 1.8 GB.

On-Demand Sessions (30 minutes) 

On-demand sessions may be submitted as a pre-recorded video or PowerPoint with audio that attendees can access at any time during the virtual event and for 30 days from the start of the event. This type of session does not air at a specific time or include a live Q&A chat component.  

On-Demand Session Basics

You can create your presentation using either PowerPoint with Narration or a video recording (with a Mac or a PC) using Microsoft Teams, Zoom (the free version has a recording feature), GoToMeetings, or any other appropriate program that can be used to create a video file. This video recording must include your PowerPoint Presentation with a picture-in-picture view of the presenter(s) web camera(s). Presentations should be 30 minutes long and the deadline to upload your presentation files to the presenter portal is Friday, June 12. The maximum video file size is 1.8 GB.

For each virtual session presenters are required to: 

  • Be comfortable speaking on camera and recording their presentation. 
  • Have access to a high-quality microphone, headset, webcam, and high-speed internet. 
  • If recording a video, have a dedicated space where they can record their presentation that is free of distractions and outside noises, has adequate lighting, and has an uncluttered/clear background. 
  • Agree to allow AIR the rights to rebroadcast their recording. 
  • Agree to adapt this presentation to fit within the updated virtual presentation time slot. 
  • Agree to submit their presentation recording and a copy of their PowerPoint with notes/transcript by June 12. 
  • Agree to be present during their assigned session time to participate with a live Q&A chat (simulated live sessions only). 

Poster Presentations

Poster presenters should upload a PDF copy of their poster with an accompanying transcript of the presentation. Select Poster Presentations will be included in the on-demand content.

Poster Basics

You can create your poster (with a Mac or a PC) using PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Canvas, or any other appropriate program. The poster must be one page and in English. Poster dimensions are as follows: The maximum width is 48 inches (130 cm); the maximum height is 36 inches (100 cm). The file size may not exceed 100MB, and you must save your file as a PDF.

Poster Design
  • Focus of attention: The focus of attention must be on the subject content. If the design overshadows the subject matter, the message is likely to be lost.
  • Size and selection of visuals: Larger visuals attract more attention. Visuals not relevant to the content will distract the viewer.
  • Density of visuals and text: Too many visuals and text in a small space decreases readers’ attention, because each object is in competition with the others. Generally, a maximum length of 50-75 words per figure label results in a higher probability of people reading it.
  • Ability to read text: Letters should be large so that they can easily be read. Letters should be easily read (avoid extravagant fonts).
Poster Layout
  • Use a consistent layout with heading and subheading font and size standardized
  • Use bulleted lists to facilitate reading
  • Relate the content of the text to the picture it describes
  • Reduce competing stimuli—Avoid placing a large number of labels and visuals next to one another
  • Provide good contrast between the text and background (avoid white on white, blue on navy, etc.)

Session Evaluations 

Evaluations provide attendees with the opportunity to rate a variety of session elements, including effective time allocation, whether content matched the session description, presentation content in general, promoting of specific products or providers, and more. When preparing your materials, please be aware of these rating categories as evaluation scores may be considered when making future programming selections. All session evaluations will be handed through the virtual event platform. Your evaluation results will be shared with you after the conference.

Promote Your Session

Presenting at AIR Forum Virtual is a big deal. We encourage you to promote your session(s) via your social media networks.

Social Media Tips

  • Include the hashtag #AIRForum Virtual (with space) in all conference posts. This will allow the largest number of people to see your messages.
  • Include #AIRForum Virtual on presentation slides so attendees can participate in the online discussion.

Sample Tweets

  • Excited to present at the first-ever #AIRForum Virtual! Don’t miss my session on (topic) at (time).
  • Happening today! Don’t miss my session on (topic) at (time). #AIRForum Virtual 
  • Be sure to access my on-demand session on (topic) available for 30 days from the start of the event. #AIRForum Virtual 

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