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CALIcon18 Presenters Notes

This page contains information for presenters at CALIcon18 held at American University Washington College, Washington DC on June 7-8, 2018. All presenters should review the information on this page and contact Elmer if you have any questions.

  • If you haven't already, please register for the conference. Even though your conference fees are reduced, you still need to register so that we have materials, badges and correct counts for food.
  • We anticipate 250-300 attendees at this year's conference. We will have 4 concurrent sessions, so that translates to about 60 - 75 people per session. If your topic is highly technical or addresses a very narrow area, expect less than 60. If your topic is broad or of current interest you can expect more than 75.
  • All of the sessions are 1 hour long. No one from CALI or American will introduce you. We will have tech folks available in the rooms 15 minutes before your session starts to make sure your laptops and mics are setup correctly. When the time for your session comes - go ahead and get started. We regularly 'flush" people out of the hallways into sessions.
  • All sessions are held in classrooms and will make use of the technology available in the rooms.
  • Please plan on bringing your laptop or tablet for your presentation. Each room will have connections to link your device to the room's projection system. The display connections are standard VGA/HDMI, so if you are bringing your Mac, please remember the VGA/HDMI adapter.
  • We strongly recommend bringing a copy of your presentation on a USB key to use on the podium PC as a backup in event of a laptop failure.
  • There are wireless lapel microphones in the room for the presenters. Please use them (make sure they are ON). These are for amplification and recording fidelity. We are recording all of the sessions for later posting as part of the CALIcon archive and it is important that your voice is recorded.
  • All of the conference sessions will be recorded and archived for later listening and viewing on a website. Your session may also be webcast live. Your agreement to speak at the conference includes your agreement to this recording and subsequent access after the conference, including CALI’s right to reproduce, publish, perform, display and distribute your session. Many, many people have told us how valuable they find this service. If you have any issues with this, let Elmer know before the conference.
  • Since we like to encourage as much participation as possible, please plan on no more than 50 minutes of speaking to allow for at least 10 minutes of questions and discussion.
  • There are 30 minute breaks between each session and lunch is 90 minutes so if your session is going a little long, that should not be a problem. Do keep in mind that the long breaks and lunches are intended to encourage out of session discussion, so please try to keep to your allotted time.
  • You should review your Session description and your CALIcon profile to make sure that the information is correct for your session and your profile. You should be able to edit your session info and profile yourself by logging in to the conference website. Please be sure to add a photo of yourself so folks can put a face to the name.
  • There will be a brief presenters' meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 6 in the law school to go over some of the details with the rooms and answer any questions you might have. Attendance is optional and the meeting will be pretty informal.
  • Be sure to join CALIcon on Slack. To join the #presenters channel, visit and get a link to the community then join the #presenters channel.

As always, any questions, problems, suggestions, ideas, comments, complaints - don't hesitate to contact Elmer or John.