Presenters! Get Ready for #DF18KU

Here are some tips and action items to make things go more smoothly for everyone:
  1. Register. All Presenters must register to participate. Registration closes September 23. Register here.
  2. Schedule. Check out the Conference Schedule to see when you’re on. Plan ahead, be prepared.
  3. Your Info. Check the website to confirm that your name and abstract are correct. Email if you need to update your information.
  4. Travel. Make your travel arrangements now! There are several hotels offering conference rates and other local info on the Travel and Accomodations page. There are advance deadlines for hotel rates, so reserve now!
  5. No Dongles. The conference facility runs on Windows. To respect the time of the other presenters and the attendees, we will not be swapping out hardware for any presenter this year. Presenters are encouraged to either upload your presentation in advance to the folder your Moderator will send you, or to bring a Windows compatible presentation on a jump drive.
  6. Inclusion. Digital Frontiers is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group status. Review our Statement of Inclusion.
  7. Accessibility. Presenters needing accommodations should notify as soon as possible. The stage will be ramp accessible, and we are committed to making whatever accommodations are necessary for our participants. Help us help you by letting us know what you need.
    Presenters should review the slides from the DLF webinar on Creating Accessible Presentations and endeavor to make their slides accessible. For digital handouts, review these posts on Accessible non-HTML Content.
    Always use the mic. No, really. Just use the mic.
  8. Time. Your Moderator will be contacting you with details on time for your sessions. We endeavor to allow for 10-15 minutes of Q&A at the end of the session. To respect the time of other presenters and attendees, timekeepers will cut off speakers who go over time.
  9. Repository. We encourage all presenters to contribute their presentations to the Digital Frontiers Collection of the Texas State University Digital Library. To facilitate this process, presenters can upload their slides to the shared doc folder for their session.
  10. Handouts. If presenters would like to share digital handouts, they can upload them to the shared doc folder for their session. The documents will be linked to their sessions on the conference website.
  11. Community. Join the Facebook Group. Make connections for ride/room shares, and share news with the DF community.
  12. Be Social. Follow us on Twitter and start talking about the conference.  Find the description of your session or a session you’re excited about and Tweet it out! Consider these Principles of Conference Tweeting when live-tweeting the conference.
  13. Email if you have questions.
If you’re the Corresponding Author on your proposal, please share this with your co-authors and presenters. We’ll be following up with additional information for Poster presenters shortly.

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