Tips and Action Items for DF19UT Presenters and Artists

  1. Register. All Presenters must register to participate. Registration closes September 20. 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 title are correct. Email if you need to update your information.
  4. Travel. Make your travel arrangements now! The Travel and Accomodations page has some helpful info about getting to and from Denton from DFW, and other local arrangements.
  5. Minimize Laptop Swaps. The conference facility runs on Windows. To respect the time of the other presenters and the attendees, Presenters are encouraged to either upload your presentation in advance to the shared presentations folder (to follow from your moderator), or to bring a Windows compatible presentation on a jump drive.
  6. Inclusion. Attendees and participants at Digital Frontiers must abide by the Digital Frontiers code of conduct. 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. 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. We’ll 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. Posters. Your poster should be 36″ h x 48″ w. We’ll have poster board and clips, so print on paper or fabric and pack light. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, so bring it when you check in Thursday morning.
  10. Repository. We encourage all presenters to contribute their presentations, handouts, and posters 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. If you prefer to place your presentation in your home repository, please share a link with us so we can connect to it from the site.
  11. Proceedings. We will be publishing a proceedings from DF19: Tear Down The Walls in Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship, the forthcoming journal from Digital Frontiers. This will be an opportunity to spin up your talks into longer articles. We’ll share details on manuscript preparation and submission shortly. Publication is by no means required, but we hope you’ll consider participating.  If you choose not to prepare an article, your abstract will be included in the Proceedings.
  12. Handouts. If presenters would like to share digital handouts, they can upload them to the shared doc folder. The documents will be linked to their sessions on the conference website.
  13. Community. Join the Facebook Group. Make connections for ride/room shares, and share news with the DF community.
  14. Dress Code. This is a casual/comfortable event. Dress in a manner that makes you happy. Nobody cares if you wear a tie or heels. We don’t control the climate in the conference space, and Texas weather can be unpredictable in September, so layering is encouraged.
  15. 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.
  16. 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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