Dam Safety 2022: Presenter Toolbox

Congratulations on being selected as a Dam Safety 2022 speaker! The Presenter's Toolbox will be updated regularly to help you prepare for the conference. We look forward to welcoming you to the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD the week of September 18-22 and are excited to work closely with you to ensure Dam Safety 2022 is successful for all of our attendees, speakers, moderators, exhibitors, and sponsors. Dam Safety 2022 will return to an in-person format for all presenters. We will be working closely with our AV Company to ensure all presentations are recorded in Baltimore and available for attendee on-demand viewing after the conference.   

Key Speaker Deadlines

Agenda Speakers 

  • All speakers must register for the conference. Review registration options
  • Please review the conference agenda and contact Ross Brown right away if any changes need to be made to your agenda listing (title and presenters). 
  • Watch your email for upload links to Map Dynamics where you (and your co-presenters) will add your headshot and bio. If you or your co-presenters do not receive a link, please contact Brittany Lewis
  • Download the conference PowerPoint template. Presenters are not required to use the template; however, it is highly recommended. 
  • PowerPoint presentations are due September 2 and will be uploaded for inclusion on the conference app.
  • Download and review the technical paper formatting template

Poster-Lightning Talk Speakers

  • All Poster-Lightning Talk (PLT) speakers must register for the conference. Review registration options.
  • Please review the conference agenda and contact Ross Brown right away if any changes need to be made to your agenda listing (title and presenters).
  • Watch your email for upload links to Map Dynamics where you (and your co-presenters) will add your headshot and bio. If you or your co-presenters do not receive a link, please contact Brittany Lewis
  • Download the conference PowerPoint template. Presenters are not required to use the template; however, it is highly recommended.
  • PowerPoint presentations are due September 2 and will be uploaded for inclusion on the conference app.
  • For Poster-Lightning Talk presenters who are submitting a conference paper, please download and review the technical paper formatting template

Poster Lightning Talks FAQs

  • Do I need a PowerPoint? You have the option to submit a PPT if you like; however, it is not required. 
  • How long should my poster-lightning talk be? The Lightning Talks are very short, three-minute oral presentations, focused on the most significant points in your poster topic. Questions are answered at the poster board and attendees come by after the lightning talk portion.
  • What are the size recommendations/formatting guidelines for the poster? The poster session is primarily a visual presentation (as contrasted with an oral one), therefore it is appropriate to prepare charts, graphs, photos, and drawings to convey the message of the presentation. Use bold color and short, descriptive captions that will enhance the viewers’ understanding of the project or issue. Pages of text attached to the display board will not be effective. Posters may be one large panel or several smaller panels.  If using several smaller panels, they should be designed to be easily arranged on the display board during set-up. Mounting board should be cardboard or heavyweight paper that provides sufficient rigidity. Each poster presenter will be provided with one 4’ tall by 6’ wide tackboard on a stand. Please design your display to fit the space provided.

Presenter Resources

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