LaunchPad Presenter Information
All oral presentations (poster presenters will still need to print out their presentation materials and bring them to the meeting) will be handled by our on-site presentation management system, LaunchPad. Personal laptops may not be used for presentations. The following guide will give you an overview of how to upload your files to our system, and what to expect when you get to the meeting.
Preparing Your Files
LaunchPad supports just about any kind of presentation file, whether you made it on a Mac, PC or Linux computer.
LaunchPad supports any media file type, and once again there are no size limits. An important note- please bring all media files with you when you upload your talk, even if you've embedded them in your talk. While we can help with many aspects of your talk on-site, we can't "fix" a missing media file.
Web Links and Online Presentation Formats
If your presentation is web based (e.g. Google Presentations), instead of using the upload portal below you may email us the publicly accessible link to your presentation. We will send you a confirmation email letting you know that your presentation is successfully uploaded and accessible. Note: If you are using Prezi, your presentation should be downloaded for offline viewing and the zip file should be uploaded using this portal.
Online Upload Portal
You will upload your presentation files using the Online Upload Portal. If you have a single presentation file, just fill out the form and click "upload." If you have multiple files, please zip them into a single file before uploading. After upload, our staff will take a look at it and make sure that there are no obvious errors. If we see something that looks amiss, we will contact you via email prior to the start of the conference. This method is recommended for almost everyone, the exceptions being people with very large files or presentations that require special handling or add-ons. The online upload size limit is 100MB- if your file is larger than this, please bring it to the Speaker Ready Room at the Meeting.
Speaker Ready Room
There will be a Speaker Ready Room at the meeting, where technicians will be available to help you with uploading your talk to one of our upload kiosks, after which you will be able to test it out on a simulated podium setup. You can bring your files on a USB flash drive, CD, DVD or you can just bring your laptop and borrow one of our flash drives. You can changes in the speaker ready room, and you can update your files as many times as you'd like. Please upload your files no later than 4 hours before your scheduled presentation. Most presenters are in and out of the Speaker Ready Room in under 10 minutes, however it's good to allow some time in case your files need special attention.
When it's time to present, simply walk to the podium and click on your name. If the person before you left his or her talk on the screen, press the big glowing "RESET" button on the podium, and that will clear out the screen and bring up the list of speakers for your session.