Thank you for graciously agreeing to share your knowledge and expertise with our network at the NASCSP 2021 Annual Training Conference. We are delighted to have you join us virtually for this event.
To make your experience as a conference presenter as seamless as possible, we want to ensure you communicate with the most appropriate NASCSP staff to address any concerns that may arise between now and the conference. Any questions/concerns you have regarding the content of your actual presentation should be addressed directly to Hugh Poole (CSBG) or Andrea Schroer (WAP). Any questions around conference technology or logistics, should be directly addressed to Raymond Thomas. Staff will get you the answers you need in a timely fashion.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
In order to provide our attendees with an enjoyable virtual experience, we want to ensure that you are aware of deadlines as it relates to your presentation. Past conference evaluations indicate that attendees experience information overload during the conference and would benefit more by having presentations to review in advance.
- POWERPOINTS – If your session is being done live, it is essential that your presentation is submitted no later than Friday September 3, 2021, to ensure a smooth virtual operation and allow attendees time to download and review presentations in advance of the session.
- RECORDINGS – If your session is pre-recorded, you will need to provide us with a link to your mp4 recording no later than Wednesday September 8, 2021. If you need assistance with recording your presentation, contact Raymond Thomas for assistance by Tuesday August 31, 2021.
- PRESENTER INFO – In addition to your presentation, we need to have your bio, headshot, and updated contact information for our conference platform. Please help us by completing the presenter intake form by Tuesday August 31, 2021.
TIPS FOR VIRTUAL PRESENTING
Due to COVID-19, virtual meetings and presentations are now the new norm. As a presenter, many of the in-person presentation skills and best practices that you are used to still apply to virtual presentations. However, there are a few additional tips we’d like to share with you, as a virtual presenter, that will help you adjust your approach to match the medium and ensure a more engaging conference experience for our attendees. With in-person presentations, you have a captive audience — you still need to be engaging, but your audience is kind of stuck with you for the duration. But with virtual presentations, your audience has a greater opportunity to stray. You now must compete for their eyes, ears, hearts, and minds against diminished attention spans, increased home and work life distractions, and conflicting priorities. To assist with your presentation, view our tips for virtual presenting.