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Presenter FAQs

Resources for all presenters

  • Submission guide [+]
  • Download our submission guide for tips and examples.

  • Time zone [+]
  • ISTELive 22 will be based in Central Daylight Time (CDT: UTC−05:00) as the in-person conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Session times will be shown in your device's time zone. You can change the time zone to your preference by clicking the link for time zones on the program search page or in your presenter menu.

  • Recording of your presentation [+]
  • All sessions, whether presented in-person or virtually, will be streamed and recorded, so in order to participate in ISTELive 22, all presenters must sign a Presenter Agreement/Model Release form. Please note that recordings will be online for up to six 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.

  • Edits to your session [+]
  • 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."

  • Registration for adult presenters [+]
  • All adult presenters must register to attend the conference. Registration information will be available later this fall.

  • Adding/removing presenters [+]
  • 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. There is a limit of five student presenters for all formats. Panel submitters will work with ISTE program staff to select co-presenters. Please see additional detail under “Panels” of the format-specific session information below.

    Co-presenters will be able to view your proposal on their presenter menu, but will not be able to make edits. Co-presenters must log in and confirm or complete their presenter account by October 10 in order for that session to be included in review for ISTELive 22.

  • In-person session with remote presenters [+]
  • ISTE requires that primary presenters for in-person sessions are physically present to moderate their events and provide presentation laptop/tablet including connection for any remote co-presenters if applicable.

  • Digital tote and handouts/resources or research papers [+]
  • 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 in-person and virtual participants 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."

  • Mobile App [+]
  • Details available in May.

  • Accessibility tips [+]
  • Please consider accessibility! With ISTELive 22 being hybrid, 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 presenter accessibility tips for your live session, presentation materials and shared resources.

  • Promote your session [+]
  • Details available in January.

  • Evaluations [+]
  • Details available in May.

  • Presentation computer or device [+]
  • In person: The standard front-of-room equipment set includes a combination of wired and wireless presenter internet connectivity, LCD projection with screen, lavalier mics, Apple TV hardware, Airplay/Airplay Mirroring service and a sound system to connect to presenter’s own laptop. Attendees will have wireless internet connectivity.

    Please note for Research Papers Roundtables: No technology or power is provided at each of the tables; a charging station will be at the back of the room.

    Virtual: ISTE does not provide 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 22 Live platform you do so on the network you plan to present from as school networks or computers may have firewalls blocking the streaming service.

  • Connect your session to exhibitors [+]
  • Details available in February.

  • Certificate of Presenting and presenter survey [+]
  • Details available in June.

  • Influencer Disclosure [+]
  • A 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 22 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 22 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.

K-12 student presenter information

  • Presenting with K-12 student presenters [+]
  • 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. At the in-person conference in New Orleans, 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.

    Student presenter names must be added or updated by June 1 to ensure their badges are ready when they arrive onsite or to be able to gain access to the virtual platform.

    Students or children under the age of 16 (including infants) who are not presenting are not permitted in sessions or the expo hall.

  • Registration for K-12 student presenters [+]
  • Details available in January.

Format-specific session information

  • Ed talks/Interactive sessions [+]
  • In person:

    Ed talks are hour-long presentations with one or more presenters addressing an audience.

    Interactive sessions are one-hour sessions featuring audience participation and interaction with the presenter(s) during the session with hands-on interaction such as collaborating on a document, creating a collaborative document or participating in a presenter-led backchannel, poll or other activity.

    Be sure to review your equipment and room set up prior to your presentation. Use the tools on your presenter menu to promote your session and share resources. If your session requires registration, use the email tool to communicate with attendees in advance.

    Virtual:

    Ed talks are 45-minute presentations with one or more presenters addressing an audience in a webinar virtual experience.

    Interactive sessions are 45-minute sessions featuring audience participation with the presenter(s) during the session via chat, with hands-on interaction such as collaborating on a document, creating a collaborative document or participating in a presenter-led backchannel, poll or other activity. Held in webinar format with breakouts and ability to allow attendees to share video and microphone.

  • Panels [+]
  • In person: Panels are hour-long presentations with a designated moderator facilitating a discussion among two or more panelists on a particular topic.

    Virtual: Panels are 45-minute presentations with a designated moderator facilitating a discussion among two or more panelists on a particular topic.

    We’re revamping how we’re creating our panels for 2022. Proposers will submit an idea for a great panel topic and, if selected, will work collaboratively with the ISTE program team to develop the idea, build out a slate of panelists and create the final description and session flow.

    Why are we making this change?

    1. We want to ensure our panels have great representation from a variety of perspectives and demographics. We have access to a huge list of potential presenters and we’d like to help with the matchmaking to make this process easy on everyone.
    2. We’re interested in identifying and elevating new voices to our community. Often, we hear from potential presenters with a great project or story who were too intimidated to propose their own session. New voices can bring fresh perspectives and innovative examples to the program, and we want to create opportunities to intermingle ISTELive veterans with newer educators (or educators newer to our community). We think this blend makes for the most vibrant program offerings.
    3. By ensuring we have panels that are complementary (but not duplicative) and offering panels across a broad spectrum of topics, we can be sure our offerings are balanced and effective for the educator community we serve. We’re excited to work collaboratively on this element of the program!

    A designated moderator (typically the session proposer) facilitates discussion among two or more panelists on a particular topic. Our new panel submission process matches panel moderators with a diverse set of panel members who are experts in particular educational topics and practices. Panel submitters will be invited into a collaborative process in selecting panelists for their sessions, and may propose additional panelists of their own as part of this collaborative process.

  • Creation labs [+]
  • Exploratory

    • In person: 60-minute session focused on exploring new resources, developing new skills or creating through extensive hands-on activities using participant's own device. Attendees are required to preregister.
    • Virtual: 50-minute session focused on exploring new resources, developing new skills or creating through extensive hands-on activities using participant's own device.

    Deep-dive

    • In person: 90-minute session focused on exploring new resources, developing new skills or creating through extensive hands-on activities using participant's own device. Attendees are required to preregister.
    • Virtual: 90-minute session focused on exploring new resources, developing new skills or creating through extensive hands-on activities using participant's own device.
  • Playgrounds [+]
  • In person: Immersive, multi-station experience that touches on programs, platforms, and tools related to a specific topic.

  • Posters [+]
  • Recommended for student presentations featuring K-12 students presenting their own work and global projects involving collaborations across borders.

    • In person: A combination of one 45-minute virtual live session and a visual poster build with demo video and resources that are available on the platform throughout the conference. In-person presenters may alternatively be assigned a face-to-face presentation time should they wish to present onsite.
    • Virtual: A combination of one 45-minute live session and a visual poster build with demo video and resources that are available on the platform throughout the conference.
  • Research papers [+]
  • In-person formats:

    Ed talk More formal lecture presentations. During these sessions, there will be two lecture research presentations of 20-30 minutes 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.

    Poster: A combination of one 45-minute virtual live session and a visual poster build with demo video and resources that are available on the platform throughout the conference. In-person presenters may also be assigned a face-to-face presentation time should they wish to present onsite.

    Roundtable: Presentations with similar research topics will be presented together in same hour-long session. Roundtables are intended to be more collaborative discussions about research with a table set for 10. This is not offered in a virtual format.

    Virtual formats:

    Ed talk: 15-20 minute mini-sessions featuring original research on the general theme of using technology to enhance education, with Q&A at the end. 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.

    Poster: A combination of one 45-minute live session and a visual poster build with demo video and resources that are available on the platform throughout the conference.

    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:

    • Target length: 3,200-4,800 words.
    • Include main presenter's name and contact information after the title and before all co-authors.
    • Include three to seven keywords and bibliographic references.

    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.

  • Snapshots [+]
  • In person: 30-minute micro presentation that focuses on a particular instructional model, technology solution or content provider resource. Two snapshots are combined into an unmoderated session.

    Virtual: 20-minute micro-presentations presented consecutively with a 5-minute question-and-answer period following the presentations. Two snapshots are combined into an unmoderated session in webinar format.