8:45am PT ⬥ 11:45am ET | Conference Central
Start the day off with a bang
Led by John Chen
Jumpstart your day with John, our virtual MC. By Wed morning, it might be like a food fight, but you won't actually get slimed.
9:00am PT ⬥ 12:00pm ET | Conference Central
The power of thinking in pictures
Led by Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin did not speak until she was three-and-a-half years old. Displaying all the signs of autism, she went through countless hours of therapy to learn to speak. Mentored by her high school science teacher and her aunt, she pursued a career as a scientist, becoming a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Today, half of the cattle in the U.S. are handled in humane facilities she designed. The author of books such as The Way I See It and The Autistic Brain, she demonstrates the power of “thinking in pictures” and the importance of embracing all kinds of minds.SEE FULL OUTLINE
10:00am PT ⬥ 1:00pm ET | The Studio
Coolest thing since Morph?
Led by Rick Altman
Now available to all Office 365 users, Cameo just might be the answer to your dreams if you have wanted to better integrate your virtual self with your slides. Cheaper than using a mixer and easier than Open Broadcast Software, Cameo takes your camera output and drops it right onto your slide.This introduction will get you started with this exciting feature.
This session is for virtual presenters who want to up their game.SEE FULL OUTLINE
10:00am PT ⬥ 1:00pm ET | The Lab
Getting the best return when creating your own presentations
Led by Jody Wissing
Presentations are part of who you are, not a file on your computer. When you are tasked with creating a presentation to communicate your ideas and concepts, how do you effectively do it yourself, and how do you know when to bring in a presentation professional? This session explores the value of your ideas and vision and how slides can communicate them by exploring the real role they play and how to interact with them for maximum impact. We'll dig into the power of presentation strategy and how to build systems for slide success that you can draw upon at a moment's notice. We’ll discuss the return on investment of utilizing presentations as your communication vehicle. After all, without ideas, there would be no innovation, and without presentations, there would be no progress.
This session is for professionals who seek a deeper relationship with their ideas and want to inspire action through presentations.SEE FULL OUTLINE
11:00am PT ⬥ 2:00pm ET | The Studio
Creating great virtual art starts with the real world
Led by John Chen
Are you tired of the same old boring virtual backgrounds? Do you want someone to say WOW when they see your background? Learn the secrets to creating effective and inspiring virtual backgrounds for your use in Zoom calls, webinars, and other virtual communication, and all you need is your phone. (This session follows a field trip for the roomies, in which they will head out across the resort in search of good backdrops. Participation in that outing is not required to attend this seminar.)
This session is for anyone who wants to up their virtual game.SEE FULL OUTLINE
11:00am PT ⬥ 2:00pm ET | The Lab
Tips and tricks that every PowerPoint user should know
Led by Echo Swinford
PowerPoint is one of those programs in which you probably use just 20% of its capability because it can do stuff you never even thought of. This session walks you through 10 (or more) of Echo’s favorite tricks and features—maybe a couple in your 20%, most probably not.
This is for PowerPoint users who can just tell they are missing out on features they have not yet discovered.SEE FULL OUTLINE
11:45am PT ⬥ 2:45pm ET | Conference Central
Once around the virtual conference
Led by Rick Altman and John Chen
Normal people might actually take a break when given a precious 30 minutes off. Not your host and virtual MC -- they will eat lunch together on set, and you're invited to join them for whatever meal it might be in your time zone (or happy hour--that works, too). Entirely unscripted so we can't really tell you what to watch for.
The Daily Dish is for all Zoomies.
12:15pm PT ⬥ 3:15pm ET | Conference Central
Embracing two easy rules creates amazing presentations
Led by Ric Bretschneider
Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation where presenters prepare 20 slides (no more, no less) with which to tell their stories. Each slide automatically advances in 20 seconds. What this means is that presenters prepare presentations that are focused, entertaining, and motivating, and they’re done in six minutes and forty seconds.SEE FULL OUTLINE
1:00pm PT ⬥ 4:00pm ET | Conference Central
Tips to match your attention span
The type and volume of tips, tricks, and advice that our team of experts could dole out is never ending. But by the end of the day on Wednesday, our respective attention spans promise to be trashed. We’re probably not capable of paying attention for more than about five minutes, so that is precisely how we’ll end the conference: with five-minute tips on a broad range of subjects. These tiplets are brought to you by more than just our presenting team—we’ll solicit the participation of any patron who feels he or she has something to contribute to our conference story. Please see the Five Minutes form in the conference app/platform, in the Everything Else tab.SEE FULL OUTLINE