Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the deadline for speaker application submissions?
A: December 1st, 2020 is the deadline.
Q: How are these presentations made in a virtual expo?
A: The presentations are pre-recorded and mounted on the virtual platform to start in a pre-defined time slot. Once the playback ends, the viewers are asked to click on a link to go to the live and moderated Q&A. As a speaker you will be in a Zoom room with a moderator to field your questions submitted by text chat by the audience.
Q: Can I reuse a presentation that I made someplace else?
A: While we would prefer original and new content, a streamlined and updated version on our template is acceptable. We will not re-use any presentations made in the last Expo.
Q: How long should I make my presentation?
A: The short answer is 20 to 25 minutes. However, unlike an "in-person expo", it is easy for the audience to move on if they are not satisfied with the presentation. So we suggest using the same lecture style as a TED Talk. Focus on a single, valuable, insight or lesson that you learned and support it with your presentation.
Q: Will I be given a branded template to use for my presentation?
A: Yes, we will require that you use our opening and closing slides for your presentation. If you are doing a PowerPoint slides, then we will supply a branded template for your presentation.
Q: Do I have to make a typical PowerPoint presentation?
A: No - this is a video platform. Some of our best presentations were scripted video demonstrations. Do them outside, on the tower, in the basement, in the field. Be creative.
Q: Will you take presentations from International Amateurs in languages other than English?
A: Yes, while the primary language is English, we will accept presentations in foreign languages.