Digital Presentation Guidelines

Digital presentations will be posted online beginning October 15 through the day before the live webcast and in-person symposium takes place on October 20. Symposium participants may visit and post comments or questions to the presentation authors, who will be asked to visit their page and respond to questions at least once daily for that week; we will also schedule times for live discussion of some presentations. At the symposium on October 20, invited discussants will summarize the digital presentations for the live audience.

Presentations must be shared with the symposium organizers by Monday, October 1 (see below about how to get them to us).

The preferred format for the online posters is a video file with audio annotation, no more than 15 minutes long. If there is no audio, it should take a reader no more than 20 minutes to go through the presentation, however we strongly encourage audio. We invite participants to be creative in their presentations; please do not submit a presentation consisting solely of video of yourself speaking. You may want to consider viewing the digital presentation playlist from the 2016 symposium, to see examples of this kind of format.

Getting your work to CERCLL

The proposal acceptance email that authors received requested that presentations be submitted to CERCLL in MP4 format with audio (recorded PowerPoint presentations can be saved as MP4 files). If there is no audio in your presentation, please be sure to tell us that in the email in which you deliver your presentation. Files should be no more than 40 MB in size.

You can share your work in three ways:

1.  Presenters may place their files in a google drive folder that has been emailed to authors. If you do share your presentation via the google folder, please also email us at and send us the link to your presentation.

2. You may also email your file to us (at

3. Presenters may have their presentation hosted elsewhere and email us with a URL to which we will link. Some applications like Prezi and Google Presentation, which also allow audio voiceover, store presentations in the cloud, and provide users with a URL or other means to share their work.

Each application, version, and platform has different means of creating audio-enhanced video or presentation files. Because of this diversity, we ask presenters to search Google, Youtube, or the application websites for tutorials.

We ask authors to make sure that they have rights to use any material in their presentations; please be aware that if you are linking to Youtube videos, for example, you may be infringing copyrights.

In the spirit of the theme of the symposium, we may consider alternate configuration for remote, asynchronous presentation besides the above. Please contact us with your specifics before October 1, and we will try to accommodate you.