Notes for Speakers

If we have agreed that you are to have a speaking slot at one of our events, this page covers what you need to know. 

These notes relate to our online symposia only.

For any queries please contact us.

Tickets

Please note that we operate as a not-for profit and desperately need to boost our revenues. It is important that speakers understand that they are not eligible for a free place because they are speaking; unless specific arrangements have been made. 

Timings

Unless special arrangements have been agreed, your speaking slot would be for 10 minutes of presentation + 5 minutes of Q&A and facilitated discussion. 10 minutes ought to be long enough for your to get your key message across; it is important that we run to time so please be sure to not exceed 10 minutes. 

We suggest you please approach your presentation as if you were delivering a TED Talk, i.e. strip out anything superfluous, focus on your key message and make your main points as impact fully as you can. What do you want your audience to do, think or feel differently after your presentation?

The Q&A and facilitated discussion is important to help ensure the event is as engaging and participative as possible, for all attendees. 

Please let us know straight away if there are any times you will not be able to present so we can create the programme and the running order of the speakers accordingly.

The items we will need from you ASAP

It is important that we have the following items from you ASAP. 

  1. If you do not have a LinkedIn profile with your photo, please provide a high resolution head and shoulders image
  2. Your Twitter handle if you have one, so that we can raise awareness of your involvement with the event through social medoa
  3. The title of your talk
  4. Slides – please provide them ASAP and at least 2 hours before the event starts. They need t be provided in PowerPoint format (not PDF) in the Aspect Ratio of 4:3. Let us know if that is going to be a problem for you ASAP. You are very welcome to incorporate animation into your slides if you wish. However, please do not incorporate audio or video unless that has been arranged and agreed with us (in case the venue we are using for the event is unable to reproduce audio or video). Also, please do not assume there will be a strong internet connection at the venue. Let us know if you need one as part of your presentation. 
If you have any questions

Of course we will be delighted to deal with any queries that you may have, so ask away – please contact us.

Thanks again for wanting to participate at one of our events.