Online Concurrent Presenter Guidelines

The following instructions are only for online speakers who will be providing a recording. If you are presenting a talk in person, please visit the In-person Platform Presenter Guidelines. Your recording will be shown during your scheduled presentation time. A complete recording of the session will be available within 24 hours after the session ends on the Conference App. Recordings will be available in the Conference App until April 8, 2022.

Presentation Length

Your recorded presentation should be 15 minutes long. Because your presentation will be recorded, there will not be a Q&A. However, attendees will be able to contact you with questions and comments through the Conference App.

The deadline to upload your recording was March 11, 2022. If you are an online presenter and still need to upload, please jason@warpspeedtech.com

Presentation and Upload Instructions

Please reference the following steps to prepare a .MP4 video file including your slides within the recording. You can create your recording on your computer or using a conference platform like Zoom.

  1. Create your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.
  2. Open your slides in presenter mode.
  3. For better sound quality, you may want to use a headset instead of your computer microphone.
  4. Practice your presentation.
  5. Before recording, consider your lighting and background noise.
  6. Begin recording.
  7. Once you complete your recording, save your file in the following format: Last name, first name, # of presentation.
  8. Contact jason@warpspeedtech.com with any questions.

Upload your file by March 11 to: https://warpspeedtech.com/gsafungal2022.

Additional instructions: 

Presentation Time

You can look up your presentation time on the Author Abstract Assignments page. All presentation times are shown in Pacific Daylight Time.

Preparing Effective Oral Presentations

We encourage presenters to use color blind-friendly palettes and accessible fonts. An online tool such as Coblis will help you prepare posters that are more accessible to all.

  1. Keep visuals clear and easy to read. Abbreviate your message. SIMPLE graphs, charts, and diagrams are much more meaningful to an audience than complex cluttered ones.
  2. Avoid using too many patterns and graphics in one frame.
  3. Use a minimum of words for text and title frames. Five to eight lines per frame and five to seven words per line are the maximum-fewer is better.
  4. Use upper and lower case lettering, which is more legible than all capital letters.
  5. Vary the size of lettering to emphasize headings and subheadings, but avoid using more than three sizes per frame.
    Select sans serif type (example: Arial) which projects better and is easier to read than serif type.
  6. Maintain the same or similar type sized from frame to frame, even if some frames have less copy than others.
  7. Keep all type horizontal, even in charts.
  8. Consider color with care. A dark background with highly contrasting text and graphics is most readable. Cool colors (example: deep blue, turquoise, purple) appear to recede and make white, or light-colored text more readable. In one study, blue was found to be the most effective background color for projection. Do not use red for text; it is extremely difficult to read.
  9. Highlight your main point or heading with a dominant color (example: yellow for the heading, white for body text). Avoid the use of intensely bright or saturated colors that compete with the text.
  10. Maintain a consistent color scheme. Use no more than six colors throughout your presentation.
  11. Select backgrounds to enhance your text or graphics. A background that transitions smoothly from lighter to darker shades of the same hue can be effective. Some software packages permit the gradation from one color to another. A textured background can be effective, but it should not detract from or compete with text or images.
  12. Remember the basics of good design: Plan a template. Use colors consistently with light fonts on a dark background. Keep text clear and easy to read.

Privacy and Recordings

All oral presentations will be available for registered attendees to view online until April 8, 2022. Although sharing of results without permission is a violation of the Code of Conduct, you should be aware that we cannot monitor whether attendees take photographs, screenshots, audio recordings, or video recordings during your presentation.

Code of Conduct

All registrants agree to abide by the GSA Conferences Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct was established to communicate a transparent set of standards and guidelines for acceptable behavior at GSA Conferences and to provide a positive, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees. Note that all sessions will be moderated and actively monitored for disruptive behavior. Any attendees disrupting the session will be removed from the webinar by technical support staff.

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