Virtual Conference Webcasts
SESSION LENGTH: 60 minutes
AUDIENCE SIZE: 100-200 people
REQUIREMENTS: Attend presenter orientation; provide electronic handouts
A vital part of the Virtual Conference, Webcasts are synchronous online presentations allowing presenters to interact with virtual attendees in real-time via audio, video, and screen share. This option is perfect for those searching for opportunities to participate in ACRL 2013 online, alleviating concerns about time and travel. Sessions will be selected for presentation based on relevance, timeliness of topic, and clear, intriguing proposals. Webcasts are 60 minutes (including Q&A) and should be specifically designed for virtual presentation. In their proposal, submitters should explain how they will use the Webcast environment to create interactivity among the attendees. In order to present a successful Webcast, advance preparation and practice are critical; speaker orientations will show how to use the software and provide tips on creating a virtual presentation. Webcast presenters will be required to submit materials in a timely manner. Webcast presenters can offer their session either from the face-to-face conference or remotely. Required technology includes a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and microphone.