GEC 2016 Presenters

Welcome!  This is the discussion and email group for conference presenters. You must join this group as part of submitting a proposal, as important communication with presenters will be sent to this group's members.

Members: 146
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2019


  • If your proposal has not been accepted yet, please review this document on suggestions for improvement.
  • Review the 2016 Presenters' Checklist.
  • GEC Connect Game information is located here.
  • Training information for you is here. You are responsible for learning to use the Blackboard Collaborate platform. Even if you are familiar with Blackboard Collaborate already, please attend a training or at the very least read the more detailed conference-specific training material here.
  • Practice Room: Join the Practice Room anytime to try uploading your slides, test your audio, and explore Blackboard Collaborate features. Click here to enter.
  • The time of your presentation session(s), once you have been accepted and scheduled your session(s)is listed on the schedule page for your time zone. Please double check to make sure you know when you are going to present.
  • IMPORTANT: The private page that lists the presenter/moderator links for each individual session will be posted at the week before the conference. This is where you will find the link to enter your session room with the correct privileges. It is just for presenters and moderators and has all session permissions, so please do not share it except with co-presenters. If you are sending someone the link to watch your session, send them to the Sessions and Schedule page for them to go through the calendar in their time zone.
  • Enter your presentation room at least 30 minutes before your session begins to check your microphone and sound, to upload any presentation slides, and to welcome attendees.
  • If you need some help before your session, the volunteer lounge will be open during the conference and we will be glad to help you. The link to the room is If you come into the volunteer lounge, please use the chat for asking questions and not your microphone, as volunteers in the lounge will also be in other sessions and the sound will be distracting to them.
  • We will work hard to try and have a volunteer moderator for each session, and at the very least one of the volunteer supervisors will come in and check you you before your session. If for some reason you do not have a volunteer moderator in your session and you experience any difficulty, you can come into the volunteer lounge room and ask for help.
  • We would really appreciate it if you could help to moderate some sessions when you are not presenting! It makes a huge difference to a presenter to have someone else there. You can sign up for volunteer time slots during the conference here, or just show up in the lounge and let us know you are available. We could really use as much help as you can give--so don't be shy about helping for multiple sessions!
  • Consider the audience that attends your session as a "studio audience." Because we have multiple sessions in each hour time slot, many who will want to attend your session will have to watch the recording--so remember that your "studio" attendance only represents a portion of those who will watch and benefit from your presentation. Don't ever be discouraged by low attendance!
  • Please continue to let people know about this free conference! You can find promotional materials here. Tweet about the conference and your participation using the hashtag #globaled16, and retweet our tweets!

Discussion Forum

Presenter Certificates Now Available

Thank you to all of our 2016 Global Education Conference keynotes and general session speakers! I've created certificates of participation and they can be downloaded from this folder: …Continue

Started by Lucy Gray Jan 2, 2017.

Update for Presenters from Lucy - November 13th

Dear GEC Presenters -Today is the big day! The conference kicks off in just about six hours. Thank you for participating and your many hours of preparation. 1) Your moderator/presenter links are…Continue

Tags: Presenters, Update

Started by Lucy Gray Nov 13, 2016.

Update for Presenters - November 12

Dear GEC Presenters -Here's my update for today.... to review previous updates and for other very important information, make sure to visit the presenter's group that is linked on the front page of…Continue

Started by Lucy Gray Nov 12, 2016.

Update for Presenters - November 11 - READ ME! 1 Reply

Dear Presenters -We're about 2 days away from the start of the conference, and we hope that you are as excited as we are! There are so many great sessions scheduled and we know that you are working…Continue

Started by Lucy Gray. Last reply by Mary Brownell Nov 11, 2016.


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