Tips for Presenters

This page provides guidelines for people presenting for our group.

Timing

  • We start the meeting with announcements (10-20min).
  • We have a 10-15 min break a little before 8pm. If you have a full presentation slot, please schedule this break into your presentation.

Visuals

  • Please make sure your presentation works at a resolution of 1024x768.
  • If you are showing interactive terminal sessions, make sure the terminal font is large enough -- we recommend at least 14 point (and bigger if you can).

Audio

  • Unfortunately, the 97 Victoria presentation space has a LOT of background noise. People need the speaker system in order to hear.
  • We have speaker stands, but no clip-on microphones.
  • If you want your laptop to transmit sound through the speaker system please let us know in advance.

Equipment

We provide the following by default:

  • A screen.
  • A projector. This projector has VGA input. It handles a resolution of 1024x768. If your computer runs at a much higher resolution you may have problems.
  • A speaker system and wired microphones.
  • Wired or wireless internet (wired is much more reliable). Not all ports or protocols may work -- if you have doubts, please contact us and we can schedule a dry run.

We may be able to provide other equipment on request. Please make your request at least a week before the presentation if possible.

  • A DVI to VGA converter.
  • A (full-size) HDMI to VGA converter.
  • A presentation laptop that can display PDF slides.

Recording

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