Information for Invited Speakers

Instructions for creating a video of your presentation:

We have decided that the 2020 PCC SI format will work best with pre-recorded invited talks. Thus, we are providing specific instructions for recording your presentation using Powerpoint, though you are welcome to use any software of your choice. The Powerpoint option will not show your face as you present (i.e., no “talking head”). If you would like to include a video of yourself talking, you can use whatever software that you are comfortable with (e.g., Zoom, Panopto). Either way, the deadline for sending presentations is September 8. Please upload your presentation (in MP4 format) into the appropriate google drive for your session by clicking on one of the links below. Please have the speaker’s last name as part of the title. Please keep the length of your talk to 20 minutes maximum. The general format of each session is at the bottom of this document.

Session 1: Monday, Sep. 14: Marine Heatwaves

Session 2: Tuesday, Sep. 15: Continental Heatwaves

Session 3: Wednesday, Sep. 16: Equity

Session 4: Thursday, Sep. 17: Precipitation

Session 5: Friday, Sep. 18: Hydrology

Instructions for creating an audio file in PowerPoint (note: this options provides no video of the presenter/talking head):

To create your audio file, open your presentation in powerpoint. Click on the “slide show” tab, select “record slide show” and then “start recording from beginning.” You can then start talking. When you are done hit escape. To save your recording, under the File tab hit “Save As”, select the location where you want to save it, and under the “Save as type” drop down menu select “MPEG-4 Video”.  It can take a few minutes to save the file as an .mp4. 

Format of each session:

  1. Brief introduction to session by faculty lead (10:00-10:05)
  2. Play 3 talks, with grad student lead introducing each speaker (20 min talks) (10:05-11:10)
  3. Break-out groups (randomly assigned) to discuss and come up with questions (11:10-11:25)
  4. Back to the entire group for a live panel discussion. Break-out groups will ask their questions. (11:25 – 11:50)
  5. Pre-recorded 3 min speed talks (11:50-12:05)
  6. Speed talk/Poster session (12:05-12:30)

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