CALIcon2022 Presenter Notes

THANK YOU for volunteering to be a speaker. The time and effort you put into your presentations is very much appreciated by cali and your colleagues.

  • Please review the conference schedule and double check your time slot and your mode of presenting, in-person (IP), via Zoom (Z), or pre-recorded video (V). If there are any issues please contact Elmer immediately.  
  • This year's structure is the same as last year's. The main part of the conference consists of 7 one hour clusters of presentations. Each cluster has 3 15-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes for Q&A and discussion. You've been assigned to one of those 15 minute slots. You will present live in Chicago or via Zoom. We will ask attendees to hold questions for the Q&A segment of the hour to give you the full time to present.
  • We will use an online Google form to gather questions for the Q&A segment. All attendees will use the form so that we can balance question between in-person and virtual attendees.
  • Conference chat is at
  • Conference forum is at
  • Chat and Forum require a CALI login account ( We recommend you check or create your CALI account before conference time
For Remote presenters using Zoom
  • We are using Zoom Webinar as the platform for this year's online conference. Zoom Webinar is different than the Zoom Meeting you may be used to. You will be invited as panelists for your session so that you can share your screen when it is your turn. The CALI staff will handle playing pre-recorded videos if you opt to do that. You will not be able to see the attendees beyond a count of how many are watching. John Mayer will be the MC for the conference, making sure things run on time and introducing sessions. Members of the CALI staff will be online acting as producer, to monitor Q&A, and tech support. As presenter you only need to show up and present.
  • Please make sure you have the latest version of the Zoom desktop client installed on your laptop. 
  • There will be a Zoom "green room" available 15 minutes prior to the start of your session group so you can enter and make sure everything is working as expected.
  • If you have any questions about Zoom Webinar please contact Elmer.
For In-person presenters
  • Everyone presenting live in the room in Chicago will use the Windows PC at the podium so you won't need to have your laptop.
  • We will need to load your presentation onto the podium PC prior to your session so please attach your slides to your session page or bring it on a usb key. The PC hard drive is wiped every day so we'll verify that your slides are loaded just prior to your session.
  • Slides will need to be in Powerpoint so if your using Keynote on a Mac you'll need to convert your presentation to Powerpoint.
  • The podium PC will be logged in to Zoom as a presenter for recording and remote viewing purposes. There will be a webcam attached and you will be mic'd.
  • You will be introduced for your 15 minute segment and you may be sharing the session with a Zoom presenter.
  • See for more info about the tech in room C-50.
  • If you have any questions please contract Elmer.
  • All of the conference sessions will be recorded and archived for later listening and viewing on the CALI website, CALI’s YouTube channel, and elsewhere at CALI’s discretion. Many, many people have told us how valuable they find this service. If you have any issues with this, let Elmer know before the conference. Your agreement to speak at the conference includes your agreement to this recording and subsequent access after the conference, including CALI’s right to reproduce, publish, perform, display and distribute the recording of your session. Further, you grant to CALI the right to modify or create derivative works, including compilations and any edits to improve the quality of the recording. Your granting these rights to CALI will continue until it is terminated by mutual written agreement between you and CALI. Because CALI intends to post these conference sessions online, you affirm that your presentation is original and does not contain any audio or visual components owned by a third party. You further affirm that the presentation represents your original work, your co-presenters’ original work, or other attributed individuals. Your appearance as a presenter during CALI’s conference constitutes your acceptance and agreement to all terms in this paragraph.