Thank you for coming to share your expertise at uLearn17 and/or uLearn Changing Spaces. We are excited to have you on board and look forward to working together to create an amazing event.
Please read the information below to prepare for your presentation(s) at uLearn.
NOTE: Please ensure you register for uLearn17 as soon as possible, using the unique link sent to your email address. You will not be able to access the Registered Members' Area until you do so.
In acknowledgement of your contribution to the success of uLearn, we offer presenters:
If you have missed any communications previously sent to presenters, you can view these below:
With 1,500+ delegates participating in this conference, it is extremely important that workshops and presentations run smoothly, keep to time, and live up to the expectations of the attendees.
Please make sure that your content is applicable across all levels (early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary) if possible, and that your language is inclusive. We recommend you ask delegates in your session what sector they are from and pitch accordingly.
An outline of each session type can be downloaded here. This should be of assistance for new presenters and also serve as a reminder for those experienced in presenting at uLearn.
Depending on your requirements, please download and make a copy of the Google Slide, PowerPoint or KeyNote templates for your presentation. These slides must be used at both the beginning and end of your presentation.
If you have presentation or support material to share with delegates, please share the URL online. To do this, follow the below steps:
While we prefer that information to be shared with delegates is done so electronically as above, we ask that if you are sharing paper-based resources, any photocopying required is completed at your school/centre/organisation prior to uLearn. However, if you urgently need to photocopy something, please ask at the registration desk.
There are 40 rooms across 5 venues used for breakout sessions. Buses will be organised to transport delegates and presenters to the various venues.
Some rooms are BYO laptop suites with tables, and others are not set up with tables. All rooms will have access to the internet and presenters are asked to use the hardwire available at the presenter table rather than rely on the wireless.
Session rooms are equipped with the following:
NOTE: Please bring your own computer/devices to use present your breakout session.
If you requested extra equipment as part of your abstract submission, please check with the room support personnel (see below) that it will be in your room, in the first instance. A tech phone number will be available for you to contact should you have any concerns.
Room support personnel
Room support staff (by and large local students) are allocated to rooms to provide you with any help you may need. If you strike a problem they cannot handle, they will call the technician (0800 ETOOLS) or their supervisor.
Please take note of your presentation times. Rooms will open approximately 30 minutes before the breakout session is due to start. We ask that you check your room is set up with the equipment and software requested during this time. If you find a problem, please liaise with the room support staff member. Please remember there are 40 other breakouts happening during each sessions so be sure to complete your room check before your breakout begins.
If you would like access to the rooms outside of this time, please contact Becky Hare on 021 930 367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the conference venues, there will be wireless internet provided for computer connection. Instructions will be available in all rooms.
To ensure your laptop is able to connect to an 'open wireless network' (DHCP with no passwords), try connecting it to a Spark Hotspot, CafeNet or other wireless access point before the conference. If you can do this, you should be able to use the conference network.
It is important that you have administration rights (user name and password) for your computer to allow the uLearn17 technical support team to assist you, should you need it. Technical support will be available at the conference and priority will be given to presenters. Please keep in mind that your systems operations manager at your school/centre/university/kura may have locked your computer down significantly and that it will not always be easy for our team of volunteers to get around this. Our suggestion is that you discuss your laptop settings with the appropriate person at your workplace before the end of the term. You should record your current proxy and proxy port numbers as you will need these to reconnect to your workplace network after uLearn.
Technical support is available at the IT Support desk. This will be located next to the Registration desk in the foyer during registration hours on Tuesday 10 October and Wednesday 11 October, before shifting to the exhibition hall.
Note: Wired (RJ45 ethernet cable) or dial up internet connections are not available for general delegates at uLearn17. A wired internet connection will be available for presenters in all rooms and we expect all presenters to connect using the wired access rather than wireless.
We would like to know if you are planning to ask delegates to embed movies, etc during your breakout. Activities similar to this tend to put strain on the wireless network and we would like to ensure everyone has a good experience. Please contact Becky on 021 930 367 or email@example.com with this information so we factor in appropriate room allocation.
A live update of delegates registered for your breakout will be available from the Registered Members' Area once breakout bookings open. You will also be able to download the email address of those registered and contact them prior to or after your session, should you wish to do so. To access this, simply log in to the Registered Members' Area, select the uLearn17 / Changing Spaces event, and click 'My Presentations' in the menu.
Delegates will be asked to fill in an evaluation form after each breakout via the Registered Members' Area. You will be able to access the results of these via the 'My Presentations' page in the Registered Members' Area after the conference.
Below are some final tips to help you prepare for uLearn17:
You have a great story to tell, and your audience have chosen your session because they are interested. Relax and ENJOY telling them your story!
If you have any questions regarding your presentation at uLearn, please contact Becky Hare on 021 930 367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.