Speaker Support

A link to a Google Drive folder will be sent to each speaker. This folder is where you will need to upload all assets required for the virtual Summit platform.

Please email Phylise Banner if you have any questions.


SimuLive Session Presenters

If you are recording using a Webinar application (Zoom or other), you can use the standard recording settings associated with the application.

If you are recording using other software:

Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

File Uploads

You will need to upload the following to your Google Drive folder by 1 May:

  • Video of your session (mp4)
  • PDF of presentation
  • Image file of first slide in presentation to be used for session thumbnail (png/jpg/gif)
  • Any additional resources you would like attendees to download (pdf) (optional)

File Naming Conventions

Please use the following naming conventions:

Presentation: Lastname_Session Title
PDF of Presentation: Lastname_Session Title
Thumbnail: Lastname_Session Title
Resources: Lastname_Session Title_Downloads

Feel free to abbreviate your session title and please be consistent across all files!

Example:

Banner_Design Thinking.mp4
Banner_Design Thinking.pdf
Banner_Design Thinking.png
Banner_Design Thinking_Downloads.pdf

If you have more than one presenter, please use multiple last names.

Example:

Banner_Ames_Design Thinking.mp4

Tips for Recording SimuLive Session in Zoom

From STC Session Speaker Bill Franz:

Do NOT use Zoom’s option to optimize for video. This can improve the quality of the video playback, but by default it also hides your own personal video. And I found if you try to optimize for video but then turn on your personal video manually, it causes some strange display behavior in the recording.

Do NOT use the Zoom recording option Place video next to the shared screen in the recording option. Well to soften this, you could use this option but then it juts out your video separately, reducing the size of your presentation and causing a lot of blank space. I did not like this layout.

Be aware that Zoom will put the video in the very top right corner of your recording, regardless of where you have it when you are doing the recording. This is actually a good thing that it sort of tucks it away for you, but I’d recommend you still keep your video in mostly the same place as you record so you know about where it is going to be.

Test it! I did I’m not sure how many short tests to make sure the video would look ok. So hit record, put your video where you want it, and just speed through your slides for a couple of seconds on each slide. Then see what the recording looks like to ensure your video isn’t covering up any material. You might find you can increase your video size from the default.

 


Live Session Presenters

You are required to attend a tech check and run-through session the week of May 4. You will be contacted via email about these sessions.

Recommended aspect ratio for presenting in Zoom webinar: 16:9

File Uploads

You will need to upload the following to your Google Drive folder by 1 May:

  • Presentation in original format
  • PDF of presentation
  • Image file of first slide in presentation to be used for session thumbnail
  • Any additional resources you would like attendees to download (optional)

File Naming Conventions

Please use the following naming conventions:

Presentation: Lastname_Session Title
PDF of Presentation: Lastname_Session Title
Thumbnail: Lastname_Session Title
Resources: Lastname_Session Title_Downloads

Feel free to abbreviate your session title and please be consistent across all files!

Example:

Banner_Design Thinking.pptx
Banner_Design Thinking.pdf
Banner_Design Thinking.png
Banner_Design Thinking_Downloads.pdf

If you have more than one presenter, please use multiple last names.

Example:

Banner_Ames_Design Thinking.mp4

Tips for Presenting Live from Matt Reiner


Preconference Workshop Presenters

I will work with you individually to collect all assets. You are not required to upload anything at this time.