Combined 11th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability 'Better Together' Conference 2022

Presenter Hub

This webpage is a resource for all presenters, providing guidelines, instructions as well as tips and tricks for preparing for your virtual presentation.

KEY POINTS

  • Accessibility: our audience includes people with disability, family members and carers. We encourage you to think about accessibility in your presentation. Use plain language, think carefully about jargon terms, and use large font and simple graphs. And add subtitles to your presentation video; we promise it’s easier than you think!
  • International audience: our audience includes people from across the world, with many languages. Make sure your presentation is clear and speak slowly and clearly so the international audience can understand.
  • Interactivity: this is a fully virtual conference. Try to make your session as engaging and fun as you can.
  • Take home message: we encourage you to include a final slide with key take home messages. Consider what your research means for people with disability and their families as well as clinicians

SUMMARY GUIDELINES

View each of the individual presentation summary guidelines at the links below.
Interactive Sessions
Free Papers & Additional PhD Free Papers
PhD Platforms
Posters
Top 10 Posters

ACCESSIBLE PRESENTATIONS

We ask that you make sure to consider that your pre-recorded presentations are accessible, we have provided some helpful tips and resources below to guide you in preparing accessible presentations.

  • Language: use plain language and avoid or explain jargon or technical terms
  • Fonts: use large (at least 24 point), simple, san serif fonts (e.g., Arial, Verdana, Helvetica)
  • Colours: Use high contrast colours. Do not use colour as the only method for distinguishing information.
  • Subtitles: add subtitles to your recording. It’s easy and we have lots of instructions and guidance on how to do this.
  • Outline: For interactive sessions, consider displaying an outline at the beginning of your talk, so that audience members know what to expect during the presentation.
  • Content of slides: Minimize the amount of text on slides, limit visuals or use simple visuals. Describe images, graphs and charts and read out important quotes or definitions.
  • Advancing slides: keep animations and transitions between slides simple and not distracting, pause when advancing a slide to let people read it before saying anything.

RESOURCES

Download PowerPoint Template
Download Poster Template1
Download Poster Template2
Download Poster Template3
Download Poster Template4
How to use PowerPoint captions and subtitles to present more inclusively
How to add live subtitles or captions to PowerPoint
Adjusting your subtitles with subtitle settings
Learn about Zoom Webinar
Recording on Zoom
Recording on Microsoft
Framing, Lighting & Audio Guidelines

CHECKLIST

  • Have you reviewed and considered our tips for creating an engaging and accessible virtual presentation?
  • Are you speaking slowly and clearly enough for our international audience or for people who may have a hearing impairment?
  • Have you added subtitles to your recording?
  • Is the content on your slides able to be read within your speaking timeframe for each slide?
  • Does your presentation fit within the time allowed?
  • Do you have permission to show videos/photos?
  • Do you have enough bandwidth to show videos of appropriate quality?
  • Have you provided your contact details for people to ask you questions after your presentation?
  • In self-recordings, make sure your speaker video doesn’t cover any text or images on your slides.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, all presenters need a paid registration to have their presentations included in the program. A range of presentation types, including student, low-income nations and lived experience registrations are available. Visit https://bettertogether2022.org/registration.php to find out more and register.

The instructions on the required format of your presentation, link to the submission portal and further presentation details were sent to you via e-mail. The subject line of the e-mail is one of the below;

“Free Paper Submission Guide - Better Together 2022”
“Poster Submission Guide - Better Together 2022”
“Interactive Sessions Guide - Better Together 2022”

If you cannot locate your e-mail please contact program@bettertogether2022.org

Details on how and when to log-in to your live sessions will be provided in the week/s prior to the Conference, for now the focus is on your preparing your content.

All pre-recorded presentations for the Free Paper, PhD Platform and Top 10 Posters should be submitted to the online submission form linked in your presentation guidelines email, by no later than 23 January 2022.
Any pre-recorded videos for the interactive sessions must be collected by the lead facilitator and shared live during the session.

No, all pre-recorded presentations for the Free Paper, PhD Platform and Top 10 Posters must be submitted to the online submission portal by 23 January 2022.

No, you are not required to use these templates, they are only there to assist you if you wish.

We strongly encourage that you make your presentation as accessible as possible for all attendees, this includes adding subtitles, and have provided some supporting resources above to assist you. However, this is not a requirement.

The Organisers of Better Together 2022 are committed to working with and being inclusive of people with disability, as well as their family members and carers. This is why we expect all presenters to make their presentations as accessible as possible. Tips on how to do this can be found above.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, or need any assistance in preparing for your presentation, please contact the Conference Secretariat: program@bettertogether2022.org

Acknowledgement of Country

Better Together 2022 acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and sea in which we live and work, we recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.