Welcome, Innovations presenters! The 26th annual Innovations Conference incorporates ideas and initiatives from four conference tracks into the broader goal of encouraging and facilitating student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. Your participation at Innovations 2023 represents your dedication to the future of education.
All presenters must respond to the Presenter Agreement email from Robin Piccirilli, Conference Director, by the stated deadline to affirm their commitment to (a) attending the conference; (b) presenting their session(s); (c) registering for the conference; and (d) paying for registration according to the payment, refund, and cancellation policy.
All presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee. Those from League Board and Alliance institutions receive a registration discount. If you have registration questions, please contact email@example.com.
Neither honoraria nor expenses are provided to presenters.
REGISTRATION PAYMENT, REFUND, AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Member colleges qualify for an additional 20% registration discount when at least five (5) participants from the same member institution are registered in a single transaction.
Cancellation notices must be received by Event Producers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration cancellations received by Friday, February 10, 2023, are eligible for a refund less a $100 administrative fee. Registrants cancelling after Friday, February 10, 2023, and conference no shows are liable for the full amount due. Check refunds will be processed after the conference; credit card refunds will be processed within three (3) business days of receipt. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Friday, February 10, 2023.
Innovations Conference payment options are as follows: credit card or check. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Check payments are due within 15 days of registration but no later than February 10, 2023. Participants with an outstanding balance will NOT receive conference materials or be able to attend conference sessions until the balance is paid in full.
Substitutions are accepted through Saturday, March 11, 2023. Please email email@example.com if you wish to substitute a participant. You will need to provide the registration confirmation number of the person you are substituting for as well as written approval from the original registrant. If your substitution request is not approved by the original registrant, you will have the option to pay or cancel your request. Event Producers will confirm all substitution requests.
Questions about your participation as a presenter at Innovations 2023?
PLEASE NOTE: PRESENTERS WHO NEED A LAPTOP/TABLET, AS WELL AS ASSOCIATED ADAPTERS, ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN.
Special Sessions and Forums
Special Sessions and Forums are supported with wired high-speed Internet access, a video projector (with HDMI and VGA connectors) compatible with Windows and Mac platforms, a microphone, speakers, and a screen. Presenters who need a laptop/tablet or an adapter other than those mentioned above for their session(s) are required to bring their own. The League does not provide this equipment.
Presenters are responsible for ensuring that presenter-provided equipment connects and functions with the equipment provided by conference organizers. Presenters assume full responsibility for the technical requirements of custom setups, as well as the security and operation of their own equipment.
Before arriving, presenters should ensure that their laptops have updated virus detection software and the latest software patches installed. Onsite, presenters who need technical assistance may contact League staff or the Technical/AV Support Team. The Technical/AV Support Team cannot provide laptops, tablets, adapters, specialized cabling, drivers, software, connectors, or other out of the ordinary items.
Poster Sessions and Roundtable Discussions
Please note that neither electricity nor an Internet connection is available for Poster Sessions or Roundtable Discussions. Poster Sessions and Roundtable Discussions cannot accommodate equipment other than a presenter-provided, battery-operated laptop.
Here are some helpful tips to assist you in preparing and delivering an effective presentation.
Use whatever PowerPoint template you prefer, but keep the size of your audience in mind. Visuals that are not clearly legible to all participants are distracting and annoying. Remember that some participants will be in the back of the room.
Use fonts that are simple and easy-to-read. Generally, one font should be used throughout your presentation, with perhaps another used sparingly for special emphasis.
Keep your displayed message simple. Your presentation graphics should highlight the points you are making, not repeat them word for word.
Four to six colors are usually plenty to communicate your message. Of these, only one or two should be intense colors.
Black text on a white background is always the best visually, but is also a boring choice. Use colors that are easy on the eyes and always keep good contrast in mind so that conference participants do not have to strain to guess what is typed on a slide.
Plan your presentation well in advance. A good presentation requires careful planning and review.
You will lose your audience if your presentation does not address the issues described in your session description. One of the most common complaints heard from conference participants is that the session description provided in the conference app did not describe the actual presentation.
Rehearse your presentation in advance. A dry run of your presentation to knowledgeable individuals is the most successful method of preparation.
Be sensitive to your audience. Avoid distractions and potential offense by insensitivity to gender, sexual preference, race, and ethnicity.
Equipment failures are not uncommon, so be prepared to make your presentation without equipment support.
Your session will be 60 minutes long. Throughout the conference, there will only be 15 minutes in between sessions. Out of respect for those presenters who follow you, it is imperative that you begin and end your session on time.
Be prepared for questions and answer them directly. Try to anticipate the types of questions you may be asked. Repeat the question to make certain the entire audience has heard it before you begin to answer.
Be comfortable and poised. Good eye contact will help hold the audience's attention, as will a steady voice that emphasizes the variety and interest of your presentation. Your body movement should be conscious and deliberate. Avoid swaying and pacing. Remember, you do have something important to say and the audience wants to be supportive!