It is the mission of the Speaker Preparation staff to eliminate surprises. We want to make sure that we know what you need; that we have it in place when you arrive; and that you have the necessary resources available to prepare and practice your presentation.
We also want you to come to the Speaker Preparation Room to test your presentation. Make sure that your software versions are compatible with the ones in the session rooms. Be certain that you have any necessary fonts, CODECS, or linked images to load on the session room computers. Test your version of Equation Editor for compatibility. A visit to the Speaker Preparation Room can eliminate many unpleasant surprises.
While it would be convenient to use your own laptop, we would prefer that you use our session room computers to maintain the integrity of the equipment setup. Connecting other computers disrupts the presentation flow, and the projector often needs tweaking when you plug in. If you have special software or hardware requirements, we can accommodate a connection to get you up and running.
Here are some links to information that will be useful as you prepare for SIGGRAPH 2003:
Speaker Preparation Room for SIGGRAPH 2003
A summary of the services available in the Speaker Preparation Room this year.
Reserve a 30-minute block of time in our dedicated rehearsal room.
Conference AV Request Form
Fill out this online form to reserve the presentation equipment you need. The standard setup is very thorough, but please let us know your specific requirements.
Session Room Equipment
The equipment provided in the session rooms in the San Diego Convention Center and details about what's different this year.
Guidelines for Preparing Electronic Slides and Still Images
Some well-researched and thoughtful suggestions for preparing visual materials for your SIGGRAPH 2003 presentation.
Movies in Presentations
Helpful advice if you are integrating movies into your presentation.
Download Slide Templates
Use these files to prepare your SIGGRAPH 2003 slides: PowerPoint templates and logo image files for your presentation, for PC or Macintosh.
If you need further assistance, contact the Speaker Prep staff.