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 Session Outline Form Download
 Presentation Template
         16:9 PowerPoint
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Outline (or 1st Draft) Due: Jan 3

1st Draft PowerPoint Due: Mar 2

Final PowerPoint Due: Mar 23
(If not received, subject to cancellation)

College and Synergy
May 18 - 19, 2020

Conference 44
May 19 - 22, 2020

Conference 44 Workshops
May 20-22, 2020

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 , on the  left column) . 
    Utility logos
may be placed on each slide if required by your utility.
Vendor logos are only permitted on your intro and contact info slides
Please use 16:9.
CS Week logo: 

Question: My file is almost 2GB, how can i send it to you? is free and easy to load and send.  Email to and your PC.

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.  Reviewing and loading PowerPoint's, Signage, room layouts, speaker introductions, etc to ensure accurate and uniform content is only part of what occurs in the final month 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.  YOUR SESSION MAY BE CANCELLED IF DECK IS NOT RECEIVED BY  FINAL DEADLINE ( Mar 23).   Additionally, CS Week plans to offer a pdf copy of your presentation to all attendees.

Question:  Once I submit my PowerPoint to CS Week, can I make changes to it?  I may want to update it at the last minute.
Response:On-Site changes to your presentation 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 23rd deadline.  It is your responsibility to make sure the current deck is loaded in the Speaker Ready Room on-site  and AV is notified of changes if made. 

Question:  Will I be able to review my deck on-site before my presentation?
Response: Yes, we have a Speaker Ready room (tbd)  on-site .  
The Speaker Ready room will allow you to  find and view your deck, practice with the clicker or use the laptop to move slides.  
OPEN HOURS:  Tuesday  - Thursday (8 am - 4pm) 
Your Workshop Room will have the following equipment for you to make your presentation:    
LCD projector with large screen, 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 wireless.

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