Information for Presenters

Georgia Water Resources Conference 2021 will be held virtually. The format of this year’s conference will include both pre-recorded talks and live Q&As and poster sessions. We have divided all of our conference participants into three categories, poster sessions, presenters, and panelists. Please scroll down for instructions about how to prepare materials for your submission.

Poster Sessions

JPG, PDF and .PPTX files of posters for poster sessions should be added to the share drive here by Monday, March 1st 2021.

Please name your file with your first and last name and the word poster (example: FirstLast_Poster.jpg). If your organization has restrictions around file retention, please make the file name FirstLast_Temporary_Poster.jpg). We will remove it from our site after the conference has concluded.

These will be organized by topic, and posted to our conference dashboard so that conference participants can review them ahead of the conference.

During the time period of the conference, we will have live poster sessions broken up by topic, where poster presenters and audience members can ask the poster presenters questions about their research.

Presenters (as part of both special sessions and general tracks)

Speakers will need to record their talks ahead of time, and then will upload them here by Tuesday February 23rd, 2021. We will then upload them to Youtube, and organize them by track.

Please name your file with your first and last name and the word recording (example: FirstLast_Recording.mp4). If your organization has restrictions around file retention, please make the file name FirstLast_Temporary_Recording.mp4). We will remove it from Youtube after the conference has concluded.

Talks should be no more than 20 minutes long and must be recorded in an MP4 format.

If you choose to record your video talking head style (similar to a TED talk), try to record during the daytime, and for the best lighting, push a table near a window and sit facing the light.

Another option is to record your voice over a Powerpoint presentation, or to use Zoom to record yourself talking with your presentation pulled up in the back. In any case, make sure you record a test segment before doing your whole talk to make sure that your audio is loud and clear. Try to choose a room where there is little background noise.

On the day of the conference, we will host a live hour-long Q&A session with all the speakers in each track.

Panelists

Panels will be hosted live on the day of the conference. Depending on the format, panelists may be asked to give a brief talk before the open question session.

If you have any questions about the conference format or your role before and during the conference, please email: sarah.buckleitner@uga.edu.