Presenter Resources

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

You will have 45 minutes for your session. You may include a Q&A session as part of that, but we ask that you have at least 30 minutes' worth of material prepared.

We ask that speakers be prepared to share their slides with the camp organizing team one week before camp.

Featured speakers will present in the main conference room and everyone else will speak in specified session rooms.

Neurodiversity Initiative

In an effort to support people of all levels of comfortability with public speaking, Drupal Camp Asheville is offering alternatives to the traditional live presentation format as well as anxiety-reducing tools for anyone interested in presenting. They include:

  • Option for presenters to pre record their session to be played the day-of
  • Give your presentation anywhere and anyway in the session room (turn your back to the room, sit on the floor)
  • Consider taking short breaks throughout your session
  • Bring fidget spinners, balls, or any other movement tool to use throughout your session
  • Submit a written article on the camp website
  • Room hosts will be available in each session room to help facilitate a safe and collaborative environment
  • Host a BoF!*
  • *What's a BoF? A Birds of a Feather is a smaller break out round table discussion about a particular subject. This can be done using the Reciprocity Board in the main conference room.

    Speaker Support

    If you need immediate assistance, contact us in the #ashevillecamp channel in Drupal Slack.

    Your room host will introduce you and assist with Q&A.

    Presenter Slides

    You may use whatever slide deck you desire. We request that you include the following slides in your presentation:

    • Title Slide
    • Speaker Slide
    • Contact Information (Optional)

    Accessibility

    Here are some tips to ensure an accessible presentation:

    • Check the color contrast of your slides. When presenting a talk in a live space, dark backgrounds with light text are typically more accessible due to the room's lighting/how the presentation is projected on the screen.
    • Choose an accessible typeface and make sure your font size is large enough to read from the back of a room. Typically, you want to aim for 24 points or larger and use a common serif font face like Arial, Verdana, Helvetica.
    • Describe any animations or images you use, if they add value to the content for folks who may not be able to view them. Likewise, if you show a movie snippet, it should be captioned and/or audio described. Just keep in mind that movement can cause motion sickness, vertigo, and even seizures in some people - so use such elements wisely.
    • Check your slides for readability. Aim for a 9th-grade reading level and avoid jargon, buzzwords, and abbreviations as some folks may not be native speakers.
    • Less is more! Ask yourself if you really need all that text on your slide? Or a GIF/movie? Or thatĀ infographic? Consider the cognitive and physical load of having complex visuals in your slides.
    • For more in-depth info on accessible presentations, check out the resourceĀ How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All from the WAI group.

    Note for participants: Video recordings will be captioned.

    Presentation Resources