Session times are listed in Pacific Time (PT), Eastern Time (ET), and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
All sessions will be recorded, so in order to participate in ISTELive 21, all presenters must agree to being recorded. Please note that recordings will be online for 6 months behind a password-protected login for conference attendees, and attendees will not have the ability to download sessions.
The submitter of student presentations is responsible for obtaining permission for each student to be recorded.
From your presenter menu, click on the title of the proposal you want to edit and scroll to the appropriate page. Click the link to the right that reads "View/edit this section.
All adult presenters must register to attend the conference.
By using the email address associated with your ISTELive 21 presenter record when you register, you'll receive the discounted presenter rate of $115 until March 1, $130 March 2 through May 1, and $150 after May 1.
ISTE deeply appreciates all that presenters do to shape and support the annual conference. Offering the most discounted registration rate to presenters is one way we hope to extend our gratitude.
Please add presenter(s) to your session proposal by logging in to your presenter menu. Click on the title of the proposal you want to edit and scroll to the bottom of the page to the "Presenter" section. Click the link to the right that reads "View/edit this section."
There is a limit of four presenters for all formats except panels. The limit for panels is eight presenters. There is a limit of five student presenters for all formats. ISTE values diversity in perspective, opinion and representation, and the most interesting sessions are ones that offer many different perspectives.
Co-presenters will be able to view your proposal on their presenter menu, but will not be able to make edits.
ISTE has created a digital tote that allows conference attendees to collect important materials from sessions or exhibits they may want to reference later. Please upload any materials or URLs that may be used or referenced in your session so participants and those unable to attend the conference can benefit from your resources or contact you. Please consider resources that are accessible on screen readers. If you provided a presentation website with your session submission, it's automatically added as one of your session resources. You may edit or remove items as needed at any time through the digital tote on your presenter menu.
Handouts/resources may be uploaded as URLs or files before, during and after the conference.
Guidelines for formatting and submitting your research paper are available below under "Format-specific session information, research papers."
Please consider accessibility! With ISTE20 going virtual we’re able to expand our audience to an even more diverse group of attendees and we want to ensure all can enjoy the experience. Please review these accessibility tips for presenters.
Details available soon.
ISTE is not providing equipment for presenters. Presenters must provide their own computer, internet connectivity, lighting, microphones, etc.
We suggest and encourage an ethernet connection to the device you are presenting from as it will provide a more robust and stable internet connection. A minimum of 5 Mbps upload and download connection is recommended for a consistent streaming experience. A speed test can be run here to verify your connection. It is also imperative when previewing and testing your presentation on the ISTE 21 Live platform that you do so on the network you plan to presentent from as school networks or computers may have firewalls blocking the streaming service.
Presenters and exhibitors have the opportunity to link their sessions with online exhibit listings, making sessions easier to find. Please help us create a holistic learning environment that enriches the attendee experience while supporting your goals and those of our corporate partners. Establish connections with exhibitors whose products and services are an integral part of your session content on your presenter menu. Click on the link to "Connect your session to exhibitors with related products and services" to search for exhibitors by company name and product category, or confirm requests from exhibitors to connect to your session. You can connect up to 10 exhibitors to your session.
Available in June.
Details available in June.
A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling requires that anyone who endorses a product through social media or presentations, should make the relationship with the brand (“material connection”) obvious. A “material connection” to the brand includes a personal, family, or employment relationship or a financial relationship, such as the brand directly paying fees, covering travel, or providing free or discounted products or services.Disclosure of these kinds of relationships at ISTELive 21 is important because it helps keep recommendations honest and truthful, and it allows people to weigh the value of presenter endorsements.
As an influencer, it’s your responsibility to make these disclosures, to be familiar with the Endorsement Guides and to comply with laws against deceptive ads.
All ISTELive 21 presenters will be asked to disclose relevant details by June 25, including the company/companies and relationship(s)/compensation or indicate that they do not have a material connection to disclose. Please be sure that any presenters on your session are aware of this reporting. The disclosure form is located on the sidebar of your presenter menu.
There is a limit of five student presenters per session.
The submitter is responsible for obtaining permission for each student to be recorded.
As the submitter/lead adult presenter for a student presentation, you're eligible to receive a nontransferable complimentary registration as long as you bring a K-12 student. Students must be with an adult at all times.
The student(s) must be listed on your session record prior to activating your complimentary registration. To activate it, register using the same email address as you've used for your session. You can click the registration link from your account to access the registration form.
Lectures are 45 minutes long presentations with one or more presenters addressing an audience.
Panels are 45 minutes long presentations with a designated moderator facilitating a discussion among two or more panelists on a particular topic.
Interactive sessions are 45 minutes long featuring audience participation and interaction with the presenter(s) during the session, such as collaborating on a document, creating a collaborative document or participating in a presenter-led backchannel, poll or other activity.
50- or 90-minute session focused on exploring new resources, developing new skills or creating through extensive hands-on activities using participant's own device.
90-minute immersive, multi-room experiences that touch on programs, platforms, and tools related to a central topic.
Poster content will be available to view throughout the conference in an interactive virtual format.
Submitters will be able to build a virtual poster with rich content with which attendees can engage at any time. Through your presenter menu, poster presenters are able to upload items such as pdfs, website links, images, and videos combined with text. The tool will also allow submitters to preview content before the poster is live on our conference platform. Additionally, a short 3-5 minute recorded demonstration video (preferably on YouTube or Vimeo) will be required. This tool will be available mid May.
In addition, presenters will have a scheduled 45-minute live session where attendees can drop-in to learn more about your poster and engage more deeply with the content.
Download a sample poster.
Lecture presentation: More formal lecture presentations. During these sessions, there will be two lecture research presentations of 15-20 min each depending on whether or not there's a 'discussant' who provides some commentary about the presentations/session. Please plan to attend the entire session and watch the other presentation(s) sharing your time slot.
Typically, lecture presentations use PowerPoints to convey the results of their studies but you can be creative in how you present your study. Please upload your files to the digital tote on your presenter menu.
Roundtable format - Presentations with similar research topics will be presented together in same 45 minute session. Roundtables are intended to be more collaborative discussions about research. Each presenter will have 20 minutes total for their presentation and should introduce their topic/research very briefly the first 10 minutest of their presentation then use the last 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Research paper guidelines
As a condition of acceptance, please upload your full research paper in PDF format by June 1 via your presenter menu. Research papers should adhere to the following requirements:
Research papers will be posted as submitted, without additional editing or formatting, so please proofread carefully. Research paper authors maintain the copyright to their papers and are free to submit them for publication. ISTE recommends including your own copyright statement on your research paper.
Two 20-minute micro-presentations are presented consecutively that focuses on a particular instructional model, technology solution or content provider resource. Each presenter/presenter group has 15 minutes to present content and will self-moderate. Please plan to attend the entire 45-minute session and watch the other presentation sharing your time slot/room. There will be a 5-minute Q&A.
Thank you for being a presenter at ISTELive 21! We’ve designed this conference to be a unique, personal and productive opportunity for educators around the world, so we want to be sure you have everything you need to succeed!
Let's get started!
Understand how many minutes you have to speak and write a short script for each section. Make sure you cover all the topics you’re passionate about. Here are some things to consider in your scripting:
|Bio, objectives, why you're qualified to be speaking on this topic. TIP: Allow time for participants to download apps or sites needed.|
|Time for interactivity (respond to chat and any transitions). List of the main points you need to hit that correspond to slides.|
|What is your call to action? Thank-you's and your contact info for presenter slide. Any follow-up plan or next steps for participants.|
|Practice reading your script a few times and track how long it takes. Use a stopwatch to make sure you stay within your designated session time.|
|Take advantage of your digital tote! Upload resources like documents, slides and hyperlinks to your session from your presenter menu. Attendees can access these before the event, and they'll be listed right under your live video during the session.|
Create your session settings [+]
Make it engaging [+]
Practice, practice, practice [+]
Get acquainted with the presentation platform, when available. Don’t wait until the day of your session! Practice hosting your own webinar to get a feel for the tools. Log in to the event platform, use the program search to navigate to your session, and practice right on your session page.
Practice is key. We can’t emphasize this enough – do a run-through, actually, do a few run-throughs of your session!
Demonstrating and sharing information [+]
Uploading a presentation is a great way to share information, but sharing applications on your desktop is also a good way to engage attendees. Include live demonstrations online and navigate through the content you're discussing.
Presentations are visual.
Using questions [+]
Post discussion questions in your slides so they're visible to attendees during the session.
Not only should you verbally share information and narrate what you're showing on the screen, also consider repeating important points on slides, including them in the chat, or creating surveys or polls as ways for people to absorb your session topic.
A room monitor will greet you in your session room 15 minutes before your presentation. Their role is to open the session room to let attendees in when the session starts and hit record. They'll also be monitoring the chat for logistical questions that attendees may have, including technical issues.
Be sure your audio and video are able to connect using this testing site.
Be on time.
As the leader of a session, please arrive 15 minutes before the it begins. The session will be set in “practice mode,” and attendees will be in a waiting room. Be ready to start on time.
Our sessions have tight turnarounds. Use the last few minutes of your session to take down any contact information for follow-up questions if you can’t get to them during your session.
|Ground rules||Have a plan for sharing how you would like participants to respond or participate in the session, be clear and explicit, and model if possible. For sessions that will be interactive, set up some ground rules for interaction.|
|Interactions||Set up an expectation regarding how attendees will interact. When should they ask questions? Should they focus more on the chat for conversation? Should they turn on their videos for more engagement? Don’t forget to refer to the chat and acknowledge any great comments, questions or ideas you're seeing!|
|Safe space||If the topic is serious and you hope people will share personal stories, let them know this is a safe space to share. How will you create that space? Let people know what's not OK to share out after the session.|
|Downloads||Set aside time at the start for participants to download any apps they'll be using, open any docs or set up any websites they'll need to navigate to. Consider sharing this information during the introduction so they have a few minutes to do it. Put the information on a slide with links. Put live links in the chat. Describe any details in advance to help attendees understand how it will work.|
There can be a number of sessions following your session. Connect the dots to other sessions that complement yours so attendees can continue their learning journey. Read through the program in advance so you understand what content is happening surrounding your session.
We know this is an unbelievably busy time in our lives both personally and professionally. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being a part of this event. The educators who attend ISTELive 21 will leave with more confidence, more skills and a new-found community! We at ISTE thank you for that.