Got questions? Here’s (hopefully) everything you need to know about speaking at edUi. Still got questions? Contact our Speaker Liaison Joe Sokohl ([email protected]).
The speaker lounge is a place for you to relax, work on your final touches, get your game face on, and also meet other speakers. Our speaker lounge will have some refreshments, necessities, and odds and ends you might need. Do let us know any ideas you’d like to see available in the lounge—we’ll do our best to accommodate!
Accessing the Lounge: The lounge is directly under the Old Metropolitan Hall. You can access it through the Old Met during session breaks, or you can come and go via our super secret “Speak-Easy” entrance. Three doors down from the Old Met you’ll find the local restaurant Brasserie Saison. There’s a side-door to the right of Brasserie that will lead you to the speaker lounge (there will be some subtle signage to guide you). Be aware, there are stairs and no elevator.
Here’s a map of all edUi venues including the Old Metropolitan Hall.
Keep in mind:
- You’ll be presenting from your own laptop, so ensure you have all the appropriate connectors and pointers and HDMI adapters and dongles and USB thingies you might need.
- Preferred screen aspect ratio: 16:9 — Please craft your slideshow accordingly.
- Preferred projector connector: HDMI — If your laptop doesn’t have an HDMI connector please let us know right away.
- Contrast: While some of the rooms will be dark enough for dark-themed slides, most will be light enough for folks to take notes…which means you need to ensure sufficient contrast from the back of the room.
Please send your presentation slides to [email protected] by October 3. Preferred format is a PDF or a link to a service like Slideshare. We’ll post these to your session page so attendees can download and follow along.
Have you made your hotel reservations yet? Unless special arrangements have been made with edUi planners, you are responsible for booking your own hotel room.
There are two conference blocks at two local hotels. The cutoff dates are Sept. 14 & Sept. 19, 2018! We have a special conference rate of $179 at Residence Inn and $189 at the Omni. Details are available here: https://www.eduiconf.org/venues/#hotels
Getting the Word Out
We are so stoked that you’re coming to present at edUi! To that end, please share the love in your social channels. Please use the hashtag #edUiConf or tag us @edUiConf when you do. Also, please link https://www.eduiconf.org/ in your posts. Let’s pack the house!
Tips for Speakers
Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran of the conference circuit, or maybe you’re new to public speaking, or at least new to speaking at edUi — in any case you’ll find a wealth of helpful tips in this blog post.
Speaker Liaison Joe Sokohl is here to help.