Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters

I’m presenting at the DEC Conference. What do I need to know? 

For conference session presenters AND post presenters, the first step is to review general guidelines at:   


Are there any specific technology restrictions? 

Presenters must use a desktop/laptop computer and Chrome web browser when presenting.  

Download Google Chrome here. 


What format does my presentation need to be in? 

Your presentation slides will need to be presented in Powerpoint OR Google Slides. Your presentation handout will need to be uploaded to Whova in PDF format only.  


What is required for the poster presentation (dimensions, format, etc.)? 

An example of a poster can be downloaded from:  


How do I get to my presenter bio? 

You should have received the direct link to your presenter bio in an email sent from Diana Stanfill <> that was sent through the Whova system. Your bio will list all of your presentation sessions. If a session is not listed, or a correction needs to be made, contact as soon as possible. 

Will there be opportunities to practice presenting before the conference? 

Yes. Rehearsal times will be as follows: 

  • Tuesday, January 12 10:00am-6:00pm Eastern Time 

  • Wednesday, January 13 10:00am-6:00pm Eastern Time 


Lead presenters will have the opportunity to: 

  1. View a mock session to demonstrate the platform (approximately 10 minutes); 

  2. Receive specific information about the platform, presentation, and DEC Session Hosts (approx. 15 min); and 

  3. Utilize the remaining time for individual group practice. 

Details for the rehearsal dates of January 12th and 13th will be emailed to you on January 11th, Please watch your Inbox closely. If you (the Lead presenter) cannot join, it is up to you to invite a co-presenter, send them the details, and give them your login information. Entry into the rehearsal system is email-specific; only the Lead’s email will work. 


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