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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a conference PowerPoint template I should use?

Yes.  For consistency we would like you to use the conference PowerPoint template, available for download here:

Download Template

For best viewing, we need to ensure all PowerPoint presentations are 16:9 ratio (wide screen).

Not using PowerPoint?  Please advise us if you wish to use Prezi or similar for your presentation so that we can check suitability with the technical/AV staff at the venue to avoid problems onsite.

I need an internet connection for my presentation.  How do I ensure I have this connection?

Complimentary wireless internet is available in all conference, accommodation rooms and public areas.

Do I need to submit my presentation in advance?

No. We will have a speaker support area available during the conference. You must bring your presentation to the Conference on USB for it to be loaded on the Conference system by an event audio visual technician in the speakers’ preparation area. Please have your presentation saved under your surname.

To ensure the program runs smoothly from a logistical perspective, presenters are requested to report to the registration desk on arrival.  You will be directed to the speaker preparation area where your presentation will be downloaded and verified. The preferred method of presentation is PowerPoint through a laptop. If you have a Mac or special presentation requirements please see the technical operators in the speaker preparation area for assistance.

Session rooms will be equipped with a laptop (Windows 7), lectern, microphone, data projector and internet access. It is recommended that presenters use the venue laptops and play back devices. If you must use your own laptop, please note that the venue will not provide any technical support for equipment it does not own and maintain.

What AV support do you provide?

Blackboard will provide a standard AV support package for all sessions.  Session rooms will be supplied with the equipment outlined below:

  • LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • PC with Office 2016 and Windows 7
  • PC speakers
  • Internet connection via both wifi and cable

**Please note: If using your own Mac laptop – please bring your own cable/adapters!

To ensure an optimal presentation environment please advise any special requirements such as .g. iPad, flipchart, whiteboard etc.

Is there speaker support available onsite?

Speaker Support with a dedicated Technician will be located near the registration desk on level 1. The operating times are as follows:

Tuesday 20 August, 2019
8:00am – 4:30pm

Wednesday 21 August 2019
8:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday 22 August 2019
8:00am – 1:00pm

Please ensure you check into Speaker Support and load up your presentation well in advance of your scheduled presentation.

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