Thank you so much for sharing your time and expertise at DigiCon18. Here is some information for you relating to presenting:
- When you arrive at DigiCon please check in and collect your nametag (and delegate & presenter gift) from the Presenter registration table. If you are attending Thursday but then also presenting Friday, please drop by the Registration & Information desk on Friday morning so we can tick off that you are there again- that way we can ensure we know all presenters are there.
- The workshop schedule is available at http://digicon.vic.edu.au/schedule-2018/ On there you will see the room you’ve been assigned. All rooms hold a minimum of 20 people, though some of you may be in slightly larger rooms such as Rooms 2.80, 2.80A, 2.46 & 2.50 (they hold approximately 40 each)
- Please be aware that there is no pre-registration for workshops at DigiCon. We won’t be able to provide any estimated numbers of attendees at workshops in the lead up to the day, so if you are thinking about sharing resources with your participants then it may be best (and most sustainable) to do it online. Again, a link to a Google Drive folder or Dropbox is a good way to go. We’d also recommend using a link shortener like https://goo.gl/ to make it easier to share links.
- All workshops will be conducted on Level 2 of the Mary Glowrey Building at Australian Catholic University, and these rooms are all located very close to each other. This means that there will be DLTV Staff or Volunteers on hand to help out with any technical issues. Look for the people in the Blue DigiCon shirts.
- Each room has a projector attached to a computer, so if you have a presentation you might bring it along on a USB stick, or perhaps keep it online in a service like Google Slides. (we’d recommend a couple of different methods of storage just in case) A 16:9 aspect ratio should be fine but it may be best to also have your presentation in 4:3 format to ensure it fits the screen.
- Each room also has external inputs for either HDMI or VGA (with a 3.5mm audio jack), so if you’d like to use your own laptop or device please make sure you can output to one of those formats.
- Remember to bring your chargers and adapters. DigiCon can be a draining experience for those computers, tablets and phones!
- If you’d like to check the equipment in the room beforehand there will be time to do this during Morning tea and Lunch.
- If you want to share news about your session on social media then you can use the #DigiCon18 hashtag or mention the @Digi_Con Twitter account.
- If you are looking for some great tips relating to presenting at DigiCon John Pearce did a session on that very topic which you can watch here (23 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEFGqduhHFY
- Directions to the campus are available at http://digicon.vic.edu.au/frequently-asked-questions/ We will add any other answers on there as questions come in.
There are three types of session at DigiCon18:
- Spark Talks- these are short, sharp talks delivered with a few slides (if you need them). They run for 15 minutes each and there are 3 per session. It is important to finish within 15 minutes so everyone can have equal time. We may also film each talk, and will seek approval from you after the conference if we would like to publish the talk. Please let us know if you don’t want it recorded at all.
- Case studies: These sessions run for 45 minutes. The case study sessions include a 15 minute changeover, but please try to finish in enough time so the next presenter can come in and get their presentation set up.
- Workshops: These sessions are scheduled into 105 minute slots, and will give you plenty of time to do some hands on, practical activities. We would expect that your workshop might run for around 90 minutes, so you may like to give attendees a break halfway through so they can stretch their legs and get a drink. If you finish early, don’t worry, there is plenty for attendees to do back in the Expo Space and drop in areas.