Thank you for participating as a Speaker at the upcoming Tech Cruise 2020, April 16 – 23, 2017 onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Grandeur of the Seas’ Cruise Ship, departing Baltimore (Port Canaveral), Florida.
This page includes important information for all Speakers. Please bookmark, review and become familiar with this page.
Should you have any questions about the following speaker information please contact Aaron Polmeer at aaron[at]techcruise.co.
All Speakers must register for a complimentary Tech Cruise 2020 Speaker Pass. A Speaker Pass has the same features as the All Access Pass (valued at $995), click here for details what’s included in an All Access Pass. Instructions how to Register for a Speaker Pass will be provided by the Event Organizer by email.
In the event a situation arises that would prevent you from honoring your commitment, we trust that speakers will alert us immediately. If possible, we ask that presenters use diligent efforts to help us to locate a qualified substitute thereby preventing the program from being compromised.
Speakers must abide by the following guidelines:
Speakers are required to provide the following items prior to the deadlines indicated below.
It is mandatory for all Speakers to attend the Speaker Briefing on the morning of the General Sessions Day at 8:00am Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 in the “Grandeur of the Seas” Conference Center (Deck 3). Please be on time to prevent delays. The Speaker Briefing is conducted by the Event Organizer, Emcee and Audio Visual Technician who will go over Speaking Reminders and Procedures. Be sure to introduce yourself to the Emcee at the Speaker Briefing and ensure they know how to pronounce your name correctly.
Speakers will have a reserved seating section near the platform for convenient access. Plan to arrive at the session 5 minutes prior to the published start time to be familiar with the location of the Emcee, Time Keeper & Audio Visual Technician.
Allow a couple of minutes in your assigned time slot for the Emcee to introduce you. In the first row from the platform will be a Time Keeper with a large tabletop countdown timer in front of them, who will be responsible for setting a count-down how much time is remaining of each speaker presentation. Be familiar with the location of the Time Keeper and regularly check for your time management to ensure you do not go overtime.
Knowing the audiovisual set-up will prevent difficulties with your presentation and contribute significantly to the success of the cruise. Speakers are expected to produce a PowerPoint presentation to accompany their presentations, as a visual reference for the audience. Following is the equipment that will be available, instructions to ensure the actual presentation goes smoothly, and some tips.
The Auditorium is equipped with the following standard audio-visual equipment;
Speakers cannot use their own laptop. PowerPoint presentations will be set-up in advance on the shared PC laptop to facilitate a smooth transition from one speaker to the next and avoid disruptions.
Due to different resolutions of laptops and projectors, color shifting can and will occur. Please be aware when creating the presentation that the colors may change somewhat when projected. Also, please note that this cruise will be using the 2010 version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Please review the following information on how presentations saved in an earlier version of PowerPoint may be affected.
Features that are lost when you open a presentation created in an earlier version of PowerPoint in PowerPoint 2000 https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/features-are-lost-when-you-open-a-presentation-created-in-an-earlier-version-of-powerpoint-HA010338389.aspx?CTT=1
To ensure your presentation is easily visible from any seat in the room, please use the following minimum font sizes:
Title: Bold Typeface minimum 40 pt size
Subtitles: Bold Typeface minimum 32 or 36 pt size
Text and Figures: Bold Typeface minimum 24 or 28 pt size
Note: San- Serif fonts e.g. Arial or Verdana are easier to read in a large room