Presentation Best Practices
We are excited to welcome everyone to our first in-person conference in three years! Things will look a little different this year, so we wanted to provide some guidelines and reminders.
General Presentation Tips
Each of our sessions is 90 minutes, and we would like to have at least 30 minutes for questions. So presentations should be no more than 15 minutes with four panelists, and 20 minutes with three panelists. Please adjust accordingly if there is a commentator.
Session chairs: Please enforce time limits. We recommend signaling when presenters have five minutes remaining and one minute.
For some more general tips on how to give an excellent conference paper and/or be a great chair and moderator, refer to this guide from the American Historical Association: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting/resources-and-guides/speaker-resources/information-for-speakers
Welcoming New Folks
Since this will be our first meeting in a LONG time, there will be lots of new faces at the conference, including graduate students for whom this might be their first major, in-person academic conference. With this in mind, we encourage all session participants and attendees to follow these best practices:
Please consider the following practices in order to make your presentation as accessible as possible:
In general, ASEH and the hotel will be able to provide limited technical support for each session. We recommend that the panelists arrive to their session early to ensure setup and troubleshoot possible issues. When in doubt, follow the “suspenders and a belt” approach to technology: Have multiple backup options!
ASEH will not be able to provide laptops for the conference, so we recommend that panels arrange for one primary person to have all presentations pre-loaded on one laptop, with another laptop as a backup. Make sure you have all necessary adapters to connect your laptop to a projector.
A number of presenters who could not make the trip to conference will have pre-recorded presentations. We have no set policy for these papers, but recommend the following:
Some folks will hybrid sessions, with one presenter live on Zoom. A few tips to make sure this goes as smoothly as possible:
ASEH 2022 Program Committee
Thank you to the Sponsors of ASEH 2022