The 2021 Clearwater Clean Energy Conference

All sessions will be offered virtually.  Your role is to introduce the speakers in your session and then to keep the session on time.  There is a Questions & Answer at the end of each session.  If a speaker isn’t available at his allotted time to make his presentation, do not go to the next speaker.  You may entertain questions or offer your own insights on the session; but do not move the next paper up. We must follow the agenda and not deviate.

One of our staff will be monitoring each session should any technical difficulties arise.  Some of our speakers because they are in such distant time zones have submitted their papers and we will play them in their time slot.  We’ve also requested presentations in advance just in case technical difficulties arise.

We will start practice sessions on July 22nd and we will send exact dates and times before that.  You will also get the codes and materials for your session at that time.

2021 Program Announcement

DAY OF YOUR SESSION

Use the Panelist link; which we will supply to you at a later date.

Close all other applications and do not use virtual backgrounds (these interfere with the visual and audio of the presentation);

Arrive early to test your audio and presentation;

Problems or questions:  contact Barbara Sakkestad at barbarasak@aol.com or call 240-751-0900; or Mike Antkowski mjantkowski@gmail.com or 412-606-2604

MANUSCRIPTS

As soon as all of the manuscripts for your sessions are in, I will forward them on to you.

Following are the instructions being sent to all speakers in the Technical Sessions at the 45th International Technical Conference on Clean Energy:

When recording or speaking live, be in a room that is quiet without any distracting noises.  Be certain that your equipment is functioning.

Instructions for Speakers

You should do the entire presentation live from your computer.  This gives you maximum control.  We will be using the Cisco Webex platform for this year’s conference.  We want a recording “just in case.”  That is why we are collecting backup files of presentations, which should be submitted in the PDF format.  Many of you may have already given talks on this platform, but here are a few notes and guidelines:

  • Be prepared to do your presentation from your own computer.
  • You will be sent a Panelist link to connect to your webex session.  Once in the Panelist section, you will have the ability to unmute and mute your audio.  The Host (a member of the conference staff) will also have this ability.
  • When it is time for your presentation, the Host will make you the presenter – give you the Webex ball that designates you as the speaker.  This will be done as you are being introduced.
  • Once you have presentation rights, you can share from your computer.  If there is a problem, we can share the PDF file that you provided to us.  You will have the ability to advance the slides.
  • There will be opportunities to test for your presentation – A dry run for your session, in the week before the conference, and before your session begins.

Another alternative:  We will offer your submission in your session at the time of your presentation.  Please use your in-house facilities to make the recording, and submit to us in the MP4 format.  Many of our speakers are in Australia, China, Sweden, UK, etc. and the time difference isn’t workable.  To accommodate these speakers we are offering this option.

VERY IMPORTANT

Submit your presentation in PDF format by July 22nd.  Send these to Mike Antkowski mjantkowski@gmail.comand include the session in which you are speaking.

(The PDF will be a backup file that we can use for your presentation if needed.)

DAY OF YOUR PRESENTATION

Use the Panelist link; which we will supply to you at a later date.

Close all other applications and do not use virtual backgrounds (these interfere with the visual and audio of the presentation);

Arrive early to test your audio and presentation;

Problems or questions:  contact Barbara Sakkestad at barbarasak@aol.com or call 240-751-0900; or Mike Antkowski mjantkowski@gmail.com or 412-606-2604

Virtual Presentation Guidelines – July 2021