I sent an email to all the Interesting speakers at the end of last week, it keeps bouncing back from a couple of people so I'm posting it up here as well, just in case. If you're not an Interesting speaker it's going to be of very little interest. Sorry.
Unless I've got things very wrong then you've kindly agreed to speak at Interesting2008 on June 21st.
This is just an email to remind you, in case you'd forgotten about it, and to let you know some things.
First - presentation stuff
You can present however you like, with slides, without, whatever you want. There's no need to send anything beforehand if you don't want to, we will happily accomodate your AV needs on the day. We'll have a Mac there with PowerPoint and Keynote on it. And I can probably arrange a PC if we need that. If you want to bring your own machine that's fine too. Basically, everything's fine. But if you can send us stuff beforehand that'll make things go a little quicker. Or if you want to do something eccentric with hand-puppets or plate-spinning please advice so we can provide the necessary kit.
Second - more about presentation stuff
One of the joys of Conway Hall is the amount of natural light you can get in there. We can darken the room if PowerPoint demands it, but, if you're doing slides or similar it would be good if you could make them as contrasty and legible as possible. Just so we can keep the room as light as we can.
Third - filming
We're going to film the whole day, and The Guardian are going to host all the videos online for us. However, if you don't want your presentation to appear anywhere then just let us know and it won't. A few people from last year decided they didn't want their video on the internet and that's entirely fine. Just let us know.
Fourth - timing
I'm working on a rough schedule. There's not a lot of science to it but if you have any preference about when you speak will you let me know? Morning, afternoon, early, late, whatever? Or would you like to volunteer to go first?
(We'll be setting up from 8am and starting everything at 10am. We're aiming to be done by about 4.30pm.)