Information for Presenters

This page includes information for those presenting at OpenEd18 and will be updated from time to time. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please email David Wiley (david@lumenlearning.com).


Types of Presentation

To determine which Type of Presentation you are giving, check your Speaker Portal as indicated below. Accepted speakers received information about how to log into the portal via email.

Please plan your presentation according to the following guidelines:

  • Lightning Talk (12 minutes) – this is a very short version of a traditional conference presentation. Feel free to project slides or other information during this talk. If you do choose to project something as part of your talk, don’t forget to budget the 1 – 2 minutes necessary to switch laptops.
  • Traditional Presentation (25 minutes) – this is a traditional conference presentation. Feel free to project slides or other information during this presentation. If you do choose to project something as part of your presentation, don’t forget to budget the 1 – 2 minutes necessary to switch laptops.
  • Poster / Demo Session (50 minutes) – presenters stand near posters that describe their work and answer attendee questions as attendees stroll the gallery. Posters should be no larger than 4′ x 3′.
  • Roundtable (50 minutes) – these intimate conversations include 8 – 10 people seated around a table. The presenter leads the discussion with those who choose to attend the roundtable. Printed handouts are effective ways to structure these conversations, but laptops may also be used.
  • Symposium (50 minutes) – up to three people present related papers, followed by commentary from a separate discussant. Each individual presenter will speak for 10 minutes. The discussant (who also keeps time) then presents 10 minutes of commentary and synthesizing remarks, leaving time for Q&A with the audience. Feel free to use slides during these presentations. If you do choose to project something as part of your presentation, don’t forget to budget the 1 – 2 minutes necessary to switch laptops.
  • Panel Presentation (50 minutes) – up to three people make brief (5 minutes maximum) opening remarks and then answer audience questions, facilitated by a separate moderator (who keeps time). Feel free to use slides during these presentations. If you do choose to project something as part of your presentation, don’t forget to budget the 1 – 2 minutes necessary to switch laptops.