If you are unable to give your talk in person, Leeds 2016 offers the option to make a virtual presentation. Your paper will be scheduled for presentation. At your paper’s presentation time, we will “play” your presentation and, optionally, set up a question and answer session afterwards.
What is a Virtual Presentation? You create a virtual presentation by creating a self-running slide show that includes a voice narration. Most people find PowerPoint to be a convenient software tool they can use to create their presentation, but you are welcome to use other tools, such as a Shockwave embedded within an HTML file.
PowerPoint includes tools for recording your voice for each slide and then advancing to the next slide at the end of each narration. If you are more technically inclined, you can create more advanced presentations using other tools, such as Producer for PowerPoint, a free tool offered by Microsoft.
Good Quality Recording. The aspect that is not as obvious is that you need to record your voice using a good quality microphone in a quiet setting. Ideally, have someone from your Audio Visual department set you up with a high quality lavaliere microphone. If you use slide animation, the result can be very interesting.
Scheduling. Your total presentation time should be about 10-12 minutes since listening to a computer talk is more tiring than listening to a person. We can schedule a “live” question and answer session to follow your presentation if you are willing to be at your computer (using Skype) or telephone following the presentation. Following your presentation, we will call you via Skype, either to your computer (for best sound quality) or your local telephone number, if you choose to take part in such a question and answer session.
What to include (and what to leave out). We suggest that you start by showing a photo of yourself and narrate a welcome to the audience. This gives your talk a more personal touch.
Conclude your presentation with an invitation for delegates to contact you by email (and Skype). Leave your email address on the screen long enough to convey to the audience that you really do want them to contact you.
In 10-minutes, you cannot go over all the points of your paper, so just give enough detail to get the audience interested in following up with you after the conference. They all have access to your paper and many will have read your paper before the conference.
How to get your presentation to us. Your presentation will likely be quite large. Here are some options on how to get the presentation to us:
I recommend obtaining a free account with http://YouSendIt.com and after you upload the file to them, you can have them send me the link.
Virtual participants (non-attending authors)
Publication in the conference Proceedings of up to two accepted papers per registered person.
Inclusion of the accepted papers in The ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Inclusion of virtual presentation in the conference virtual section.
LEEDS 2016 Proceedings CD (with ISBN)
LEEDS 2016 Abstracts CD (with ISBN)
An invoice of the registration fee.
Delivery of the conference material by express courier after the conference.