What you (have not yet missed) at the 2023 Presentation Summit

What you (have not yet) missed at the 2023 Presentation Summit

Here are a few of the many highlights from the Presentation Summit in Monterey that you can still experience, Nov 5-8…

The genius of Temple Grandin

Mesmerizing her audience with simple but sometimes uncomfortable truths, Dr. Temple Grandin spoke with gravity and urgency about what a civilized society needs in order to communicate better and prosper. Her keynote will be replayed Wednesday morning, Nov 8, with her joining for live Q&A.

Just how did Nolan Haims become so talented? It's magic!

It all stemmed, he says, from his childhood passion with magic. He even ran away to join the circus…sort of…for a summer. Nolan masterfully weaved these threads into a narrative about what it takes to succeed as a presentation designer. He is already hard at work recreating his keynote in the virtual space, which he will do on Tuesday, Nov 8.

The incredible analytical powers of Carmen Simon

You want to talk brain science? Then you talk to Dr. Carmen Simon, one of the most popular presenters ever to grace the Summit ballrooms. In the most disarming way, she shares the power of research into how our brains function and what that says about the best ways to tell stories. Her keynotes are not to be missed, and guess what — you haven’t missed it! She recreates her keynote, live, on Monday, Nov 6.

Will artificial intelligence create artificial presentations?

Conference host Rick Altman tackles difficult and important questions about the influence of AI on our profession. He goes hands-on to show you exactly what presentation building can look like with these new tools. Don’t miss the command performance on Monday, Nov 6.

The brilliance of Julie Terberg

As is always the case, our makeover mentor created some of the most memorable highlights with her before-and-after imagery. She had her audiences begging for more, you should have seen it. Oh wait, you still can see it — Monday, Nov 6.

All about accessibility, new respect for the neurodiverse

Stephy Hogan commanded her audiences with command over her topics, offering fresh and innovative thoughts on how best to prepare content for all audience types. If you missed it…you are not out of luck as she will do it up all over again next week.

Think fast, talk smart

Stanford University professor Matt Abrahams inspired the room with invaluable tips on how to handle pressure, conquer nerves, and remain poised before audiences, both in person and virtual. He reprises his talk on Tuesday, Nov 7.

A terrific talk on type

Mike Parkinson goes deep into typography and design with practical advice on fonts and styles. His encore will be on Tuesday, Nov 7.

Choose between over 30 seminars and keynotes
and get access to recordings for a full year.

What would you say about this slide?

Patron Robin Davis takes a turn with PowerPoint Karaoke, a fun and educational exercise. You could try your hand on Tuesday, Nov 7.

The wacky and wild PowerPoint Trivia Contest

If you think theatrics like these are just for in-person events, think again! The famous Trivia Contest shines on virtual and everyone gets to participate. 

The glory of Northern California in the fall

Okay, so not everything can be recreated in virtual. This wonderful scene was captured by Steve Rindsberg, as were all of the other photos on this page.

We will create our own unique atmosphere for our Zoomies, and we want you to be one of them.

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