Monday, November 10, 2008

Calling all Presenters

Just over a week to go....

We are looking forward to the ATN Assessment conference and to your presentations in particular.

As far as the technical side, you will need to be aware of the following arrangements:

  1. All the presentation machines in the presentation rooms will be PCs running Windows XP and Office 2007.
  2. In each room it will be possible to connect a speaker's own laptop. You may prefer this option, especially if your presentation involves complex multimedia effects, such as attached video or either attached or embedded audio.
  3. There is wireless and cable internet access using the conference's log on
  4. There will be a way of connecting the sound output of the computer to the audio system in the room.
  5. We will have a speakers preparation room to accommodate last minute changes to presentations.
  6. We will have support assistance so that speakers can provide their presentations to an assistant in the speaker preparation room in the morning of each day, ready for transfer to the presentation machine (different machine) during the break prior to the session.

In your presentations please attend to all the basics of good use of PowerPoint such as ensuring the font size is large to enable readability, and avoid excessively busy slides, and ensure the contrast of foreground and background colour makes the slides readable to all people, including those with common vision impediments such as colour blindness.

Thank you

Tim Ferris
on behalf of the ATN Assessment Conference Organising Committee

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