We are excited to welcome you as a speaker at the ELISA Workshop Spring 2022, happening virtually April 5-7, 2022. Sessions will take place in Central Eastern Summer Time, (CEST).
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The schedule will be posted on our website using Sched.com. Please confirm your session length and time on the schedule once announced on Wednesday, March 16.
Platform & Specifications
We are using the virtual event platform, Zoom, which will allow speakers to deliver content live and interact with attendees. The platform is web-based and HTML 5, but downloading the desktop application is recommended.
All sessions will be live. Please plan content accordingly to ensure you’ve accounted for the Q&A time at the end of your session. If you are not available during your session, please email us immediately.
Videos in Presentations
If you have a video that will need to play as a part of your presentation, when screen sharing with the presentation deck, you will need to check the boxes to “Share computer sound” and “Optimize for full-screen video clip”.
Q&A and Networking
This is an interactive event via Zoom meeting. Attendees and speakers are encouraged to turn on webcams and engage throughout the event and during session Q&A. A chat window will be available for attendees throughout the session. Please plan your content accordingly to leave time at the end of your session for live Q&A. When answering questions live from the chat window, be sure to read the question aloud prior to answering it, so all attendees understand the question.
Tips & Tricks
Technical Tips for Virtual Presentations
Lighting, Webcam and Microphone Best Practices
Best Practices for Lighting
Best Practices for Webcams
Best Practices for Microphones
Tips to Keep your Virtual Audience Engaged
Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course
The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias. We highly recommend all of our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.
Code of Conduct
Please read and abide by our code of conduct, which can be found here. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.
Best Gear for Online Meetings Webcams, lights, mics, tripods and more
19 Video Presentation Tips to help you give a great presentation (even if you hate the way you look on camera)
9 Tips for Giving Engaging Virtual Presentations This article gives 9 tips and within each tip has folks from the tech world giving their advice in a fun/relatable way.
Checklist for Speakers – this article provides checklists applicable for speakers that are live streaming.
If you have any other platform, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.