GENERAL INFO FOR PRESENTERS
Thank you for agreeing to present at the 10th Massachusetts Green Careers Conference. Please review this info to help you prepare.
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION
This may already describe your presentation, but it’s worth reiterating that embedded in your presentation should be the answer to this question: What green career development information are you sharing?
Looking for presentation ideas? Here’s content to consider: a brief overview, an outline with highlights, 2-3 case studies, best practices, results, interesting data/facts, an interesting story, photos, graphics, current trends, strategies, local resources, a list of job openings/internships/career resources at your company/college/nonprofit/government agency, overview of the stakeholders you work with to show the scope of opportunities in your field.
- Provide a brief intro (session title, your name and title)
- Start and stop on time (25 minutes).
- Present for 20 minutes.
- Invite Q & A at the end for 5 minutes.
Each room will have a time card (5 MIN, 1 MIN). Feel free to ask someone in the front row to raise the 5 minute card for you.
Our conference audiences are professionals and learners from government, grassroots, business, and education; and green-career-ready candidates. They are all interested in sustainable development and career development.
Past conferences have attracted 250-350 people. This year we are honored to have the conference at such a green venue – the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries/Wildlife, a LEED Platinum Building – but we are limited to about 100 people. I’m sure those who register early will be glad they did! We will be sold out in advance.
People are working in the building. Please refrain from conversations in the hallway to prevent noise/loud talking from reaching staff who are working upstairs. Please do enjoy conversations in one of our three conference rooms and outdoors if weather is nice. Thank you!
PRESENTATIONS, EQUIPMENT & LOGISTICS
Most presenters use PowerPoint presentations. They’re not required but are recommended for a multi-sensory approach to teaching/learning.
Use PowerPoint only (pptx); no Keynote (Apple/Mac version) as we cannot assume compatibility. Please bring your presentation on a travel drive, NOT in pdf format, and not on your laptop. No last minute changes at the conference.
Give your travel drive to Deb or Jim before 9:00am, during lunch, or 5 minutes before your session begins. They will upload it for you.
You may also email your PPT to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 1 and we will upload it for you in advance.
DO NOT handle computer equipment at the conference. It is state of the art and valuable. You use the mouse or keyboard and to run your PPT; you will see prompts on the screen. Click on your PPT icon and then run your PPT. Deb and Jim will be available for assistance if you need any.
The room and equipment managers are Deb and Jim. If you have any question they are available to help.
If you need anything, go to the registration table in the main room and ask for help.
VIDEOS & INTERNET
No video clips or live links, please. We cannot guarantee equipment, WiFi, and audio/visual connections. If you have a special request let me know days in advance.
MEDIA & RELEASE
By agreeing to participate in this conference you agree to photos & videos for news and promotions.
In keeping with our environmental mission and reduced materials goal, do not bring printed handouts. Please email me your PowerPoint presentation in PDF after the conference; I will post it on SlideShare and link it on our website, www.MassGreenCareers.org. Our participants often ask for PPTs after the conference and they are appreciated.
No soliciting. No exceptions. Exchanging business cards while networking is fine.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Breakfast snacks will include breakfast bars, seasonal whole fruit, and coffee until 9am. Lunch will include sandwich wraps, whole fruit, and more.
Please set a good example. Bring your reusable water bottle or coffee mug to fill at the conference. Thank you!
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA.
See info here.
Come early to beat the crowd. Plan to spend the whole day. You’ll be glad you did! We have excellent sessions 8:30 am-3:00 pm. If you cannot spend the whole day let me know; we’ll have a waiting list of people who want to attend.
REGISTRATION & ADMISSION
Do not register for the conference if you are a presenter. Pick up your name tag when you arrive at the conference.
If your name is listed on the conference program as a presenter you will have FREE conference admission. That includes the keynote, all sessions, breakfast, and lunch.
Anyone who accompanies you (the presenter) must register here. No guests or drop-ins. No exceptions. I get lots of requests. Any questions let me know.
Would you like a telephone appointment to discuss your session? review your presentation? Any requests at all – let me know.
If you would like your session title and description revised, please email me suggestions ASAP!
Updates are posted at www.MassGreenCareers.org for quick reference.
Please promote your participation in the conference to amplify your work and ours.
Twitter @masustain #magreencareers #greencareers
Thank you very much for presenting at the 10th Massachusetts Green Careers Conference!
Let me know anytime if you have any questions about anything.
NOTE FOR EMPLOYER PANEL
At 11:00-11:55 each panelist who is hiring can briefly describe his/her company, hiring processes, current job openings, and future job prospects. Please prepare a six-minute presentation with six slides:
#1 Company/Agency overview
#2 Current priorities, growth areas and/or interesting facts
#3 Current job openings
#4 Future job prospects
#5 Hiring Process
#6 Contact Info