Submitters of all session proposals should review and share the following information with all presenters of the proposed session.
NOTE: All selected presenters are required to electronically submit their session materials on or before 4 p.m. CST on May 31, 2017 to the Audio Visual Resources Coordinator, Martin Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to copy the Odyssey Conference committee at DHS.OdysseyConference@state.mn.us.
NOTE: Round table discussion presenters are exempt from this requirement.
We strive to make the Age & Disabilities Odyssey as accessible as possible. Regardless of presentation format, we expect all presenters to carefully read and follow the “W3Cs Web Accessibility Initiative: How to Make Presentations Accessible to All” as you prepare your materials and deliver your presentations. This ensures that everyone is able to benefit from and participate fully in the session.
In addition to online guidelines, we have listed a few more.
Basic guidelines visual aids
Basic guidelines for speaking
The conference will provide, at no charge, the following audio visual equipment for all workshop and nugget sessions: (None of these items will be provided for round table sessions.)
*Presenters may not use their own computer unless approved by the Odyssey committee in advance.
Presenters are responsible to pay a fee for additional audio visual equipment not provided by the conference and must pay the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) directly.
If you need to us any non-standard equipment (i.e., DVD player), or plan to download video from the internet or incorporate audio into your presentation you must email Martin Dean of Audio Visual Resources at email@example.com prior to May 31. In the subject line of the email, include the room, day, time, your last name and short title of your presentation.
While all presenters should be able to access the Internet via a wireless connection while in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), unless an internet connection is needed to demonstrate an online tool presenters NOT plan to use the internet during their presentation.
*If you need to download video from the Internet or incorporate audio into your presentation you must email Martin Dean of Audio Visual Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to May 31. In the subject line of the email, include the room, day, time, your last name and short title of your presentation.
Presenters are responsible to provide any desired handouts or other materials for their presentation.
All presenters must register for the conference. More information is available at mn.gov/dhs/odyssey/register/
Registration early bird rates (ending May 31) for presenters are $115 for the full two day conference. There are also options to attend only one day or only present and not attend the conference.
If you need a hotel room, visit the hotels page at mn.gov/dhs/odyssey/hotels/
1. Workshop session (75 minutes)
2. Nugget session (25 minutes, Repeated once)
NOTE: Nuggets will be presented the first 25 minutes and last 25 minutes during the concurrent sessions. For example, during the first day 2:30-3:45 p.m. concurrent session, nuggets will be presented form 2:30-2:55 p.m., and from 3:20-3:45 p.m.
3. Round table discussion (50 minutes)
4. Pre-conference intensives (up to 3 hours)