Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do I have to use the CS Week Powerpoint template or can I just use my own? Which
slide size; 4:3 or 16:9?
Response: The required slide template (available by download) includes three slides:
Slide 1 - with 2018 graphic- Title of Presentation (no logos)
Slide2 - Basic CS Week Template, Insert your deck here.
Slide 3 - Final slide with 2018 graphic should be your contact info slide.
Vendor logos are only permitted on your intro and contact info slides.
Utility logos may be placed on each slide if required by your utility.
Please use the larger 16:9 size.
Question: Once I submit my PowerPoint to the office, can I make changes to it? I may want to update it at the last minute.
Response: Last minute changes to your presentation ARE allowed but are NOT encouraged. Although you can make last minute changes, it is best if you can get us a final copy of your presentation by the Mar 2, 2018 deadline. It is your responsibility to make sure the AV team knows that you have revised the deck on-site.
Question: I am waiting for updated information to be made available for use in my presentation. Why do you need the presentations so far in advance?
Response: Many logistics are involved in preparing for a successful conference. Loading PowerPoints, and reviewing materials to ensure accurate and uniform content is only part of what occurs in the final months as the conference nears. Your compliance to the schedule ensures that we have all the necessary resources to make your presentation as successful as possible. Additionally, CS Week plans to offer a pdf copy of your presentation to all attendees before arriving at conference, the receipt of approved presentations allows for this to be made possible.
Question: My file is almost 2GB, how can i send it to you?
Response: Email me (email@example.com) and I will send a file request from Dropbox that will allow you to upload the PPT. Be sure to include video clips if used. We will try to flag files that have video's so they can be checked by our AV team before you present.
Question: Will I be able to review my deck on-site before my presentation?
Response: Yes, we have a Speaker Ready room on-site (room tbd). The Speaker Ready room will allow you to view your deck, practice with the clicker or use the laptop to move slides.
Your Workshop Room will have the following equipment for you to make your presentation:
LCD (datashow) projector with large screen (example),
Elevated stage that has podium and a speaker table with 3 chairs (for panel presentations),
Laptop computer with PowerPoint software and your deck loaded and ready,
Sound equipment for a room up to 200 persons,
Microphones - Podium, lavaliere and table mics.
Please swing by Tuesday - Thursday (8 am - 4pm)