PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND GUIDELINES CAREFULLY:
𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟑𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐬.
One hour for presentations, 15 for Q&A followed by 15 cleanup and reset for next speaker. 15 minutes is enough time to reset and prep - use it, don’t waste it.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
You may “kindly” interrupt the speaker to let them know you are there to set up.
𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧.
This includes a basic syllabus or outline of what is to be covered during the hour/session.
A “short” description for the panel listings and a “long’ description version for online/web is needed at time of submission. The short should be no more than 2 sentences. The longer version should explain in detail what will be covered, or give more details than the basic syllabus.
There are 2 types of presentation
1. 𝐀𝐕: 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝, 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝.
Each presentation will need to have a finished PDF for the panel, and this must be sent to the TeslaCon AV director no later than 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝐭𝐡, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐. If it arrives after the date and is not complete, said presentation can be dropped at the director’s discretion. Also, if changes need to be made the presenter will be contacted ASAP after final submission. 𝑾𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝑷𝑫𝑭 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒖𝒑𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔. This has been an ongoing policy since year six. We also ask that you 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐩/𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫. We will need to know make and model of the computer so we can match cords etc.
2. 𝐋𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞: 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐬 - 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝.
It is also more like a TED talk, where you engage the audience more and talk to them about the information you have. You will still need to submit a description for the panel listings, and submit the outline for the Convention to review.
ALL MAKERS panels/sessions should be done Lecture style, unless otherwise specified. We cannot guarantee AV will be in the room. For makers panels the rooms will be outfitted with more tables, etc. The convention will set up online signup prior to the event - though the presenter MUST collect the fees if any are needed for the class. TeslaCon will not be responsible for collecting fees for classes or for supplies for the classes. We will provide the space, tables, and chairs in the classroom. If needed, we will provide plastic tarps for the floor. Presenters must send us a link for the class fees - failure to do so by 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝐬𝐭, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 will mean that the class will be dropped from the schedule. This gives the attendees about 2 months to sign up.
If you plan on a series of panels for a “make and take” you must clearly describe the difference between them and the differences there will be between the sessions. This must also be made clear to people so they know it is an extended class.
For All Panelists
• Handouts are encouraged if the subject matter is detailed enough and people would benefit from further reading/information points they can go to after the class. Handouts can be printed in black and white. Unless you have links to said information that can be included on the web with your Class description.
• Take the time to ensure you are providing information that is also not just found by googling or going to Wikipepdia. Make the content exciting, and add small facts or tidbits that make it stand out. People want to learn, and the more information you can supply the better the presentation will be.
• 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞. You should practice the length of the presentation at least 3 times before doing it live. It will not only help you pace yourself, but can help you memorize what you are saying to the audience.
• We ask you to bring your OWN laptop and/or device to show your presentation if using AV equipment. If you have cords from the device to the projector, bring those as well. We do not have the resources to provide multiple device connections. HDMI to HDMI is all we have.
- Your Laptop
- Your own connection device
- Your outline to present from - printed in an easy-to-read format
- Presentation on a thumb drive as an emergency backup
- Handouts if you have any
- Visuals to display to the audience that enhance the presentation
** If you have questions or problems with AV equipment you may reach out to “Fixer,” our AV Tech person, before the convention. **
❗𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑: 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
❗Deadline for applications is 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟑𝟎𝐭𝐡, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 with a HARD deadline of 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟓𝐭𝐡, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐. Please ensure you have sent in all your applications no later than 11:59pm EST on that date.
❗You may fill out more than one application if you are submitting multiple panels for review. Submitting a form does not guarantee you a spot on our 2022 program, nor does it guarantee all your requests will be approved. After your applications have been submitted, please allow two weeks for our programming director to read and review your submissions. 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟓𝐭𝐡. If you submit after May 5th, you will hear back by May 20th.
❗All submitted panels will receive an automatic confirmation email/receipt. Please be sure to click all the way to the end and contact us if you do not see your automatic confirmation email from Google. (This receipt does not mean your panel has been accepted for the event.)
TeslaCon 12, "Hawthorne Manor" will be held November 10th-14th, 2022 at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton, WI 53562. Please ensure you are available at that time before applying.
If you have any additional questions, it's best to reach us through Facebook at 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐨𝐧 or 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐚𝐧𝐬.