Hello, presenters! The 2013 School Leadership Summit is next Thursday, and we're so excited. This email should answer some quick questions you may have, and also has some important instructions. Thanks for reading it now and email me if you have any questions.
You can see the Summit schedule here: http://admin20.org/page/schedule. This is based on US-Pacific Daylight Time. A new set of pages for viewing the schedule in other time zones, will be available early next week. We've had a terrific response by presenters, and as you can see, we currently have seven sessions per hour, and that's already a substantial increase from where we originally thought we would be!
Which has given us something of a challenge. That many sessions per hour means fewer live participants in each session (which we don't worry too much about because of the recordings), but it also means we have to worry about having enough volunteer moderators to help facilitate sessions.
So, if you were accepted to present, but have not been able to find an open time slot at http://sls2013.youcanbook.me, I can confirm a time for you if you are comfortable presenting without a volunteer moderator. That doesn't mean we won't try and still have one for you, but you'd need to be prepared to go it alone for us to confirm a time slot. Just email me and let me know this is the case, and all of the times you would be available during the conference (and please translate into US-Pacific Time or give me your time zone!). You can also check the scheduling link regularly in case there are cancellations.
If you do have a session time in the calendar, and you are comfortable running the session without a volunteer moderator, please reply to me and I'll make note of that. It will help us free up volunteers and arrange for other presenters to be able to present.
Any presenters who can sign up to help moderate other sessions will also help us expand the presenter list! To volunteer, please go to http://sls13volunteer.youcanbook.me. You are welcomed--and encouraged--to sign up for more than one slot! Your fellow presenters thank you!
The training page for presenters is here: http://admin20.org/page/training. There are two live trainings this week, and a there is a recording you can also watch if the training times are not convenient. Do also get a free Bb Collaborate room at http://www.wecollaborate.com to practice, and especially use that free room to make sure you know how to upload your slides and that your slide deck conversion works.
YOUR ACTUAL SESSION:
You will receive another email from me early next week with the specific link to your session room. Be sure to attend a training or watch the recording to know how to prepare and what to do.
The presenter/volunteer "lounge" room will be at http://www.sls13.com, and if you have any trouble the day of the conference you can come into the lounge and ask for help. You do not need to close your actual session room to also open the lounge room, and it's best to keep both open if you do need help. Please remember that we will be swamped the day of the conference, so do not count on delaying your preparations and getting fast help in the lounge (watch that training!).
This is a free conference, and we want as many people as possible there to hear you and your fellow presenters, so please spread the word! A flyer you can send around can be downloaded from the welcome page at http://admin20.org/page/summit. You can also use any text from that page to send by email or to groups or lists or communities you belong to. Thanks for your good help here!
We're so glad you've chosen to participate in this inaugural event. Thank you so much for doing so. If you have any questions, you can email me.
Co-Chair, 2013 School Leadership Summit
Thank you Steve
Looking forward to the summit!!!
Gracias Steven, allí estaré. Que emociónnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
I'm not getting your emails from Admin20. When you send me the link to my room for Thursday, can you please email me directly?