Thank you for presenting at “Bridging the Generations”, Generations United’s Global Intergenerational Conference co-hosted by Bridge Meadows, on June 12-14, 2019. We are looking forward to a great event that will bring together hundreds of professionals from around the world.
On behalf of the Conference Planning Team, thank you for agreeing to share your expertise and insights on one of many different aspects of building a world which values and engages all generations. The line-up of presentations is extraordinary, and we are honored that you are a part of it.
Presenters are required to register for the Conference and to pay the registration fee to confirm their session.
Hard copies of presentation slides and other handouts are up to the your discretion. Presenters who choose to supply handouts should plan to print materials in advance or arrange to have them printed at the hotel business center.
You are responsible for ensuring all materials arrive on site for your presentation.
Please arrive at the location of your presentation 10 minutes prior to your start time to ensure enough time for any final set up needs. Trained volunteers and an AV tech will be on call for any set up assistance. PowerPoint presentations need to be brought in on a flash drive.
This conference is about information sharing, interaction and building/strengthening a field. We know you will, but to state the obvious, engage your “audience” as colleagues.
You are asked to make your presentation substantive, not commercial. Limit the use of company/product names. Focus on technical content. Corporate logos must not distract from content. And be careful not to include proprietary or copyrighted material in presentations.
There are five kinds of sessions. If you need to be reminded of the kind of session you are a part of, check the Session Snapshot. Please adhere to the guidelines for the kind of session in which you are presenting.
Tips for a Successful Session
- PowerPoints/Slides: Conventional wisdom has it that each slide should include just a small number of points in a large font that is readable by attendees sitting in the back row. Dense content is impossible to read. Images that demonstrate a point are a plus. (Please note: A/V is not provided for all session formats.)
- Flow of presentation: It is helpful to participants to state in a few points at the onset what a presentation will seek to convey…to focus participants’ attention.
- We all know that people learn by participating. Please try to incorporate “audience” participation to the extent possible.
- Please follow time limits set for the kind of presentation you are making and the guidance of a moderator if one is present in your session. All sessions will have room monitors to assist with timekeeping.
- Have fun!
Session AV & Set Up Guidelines
Symposium (90 minutes)
Symposium sessions feature an intensive panel discussion that focuses on broader education topics, concepts or policies. Presenters come with advanced knowledge of the subject area and contribute different perspectives on such as program trends and innovations, policy and advocacy, changing service models, and technologies.
AV included: projector and screen. Presentations need to be brought on a flash drive. Presenters are responsible for ordering and paying for additional audio visual or other equipment needs for their workshops in advance by working directly with the conference’s audio visual provider.
Symposia will have room monitors present to assist in keeping track of time and notify presenters when it is time to transition to the next session.
Workshop (60 minutes)
Workshop sessions feature education content that examines new program models, promising practices, or applied research on issues in intergenerational research, policies and practices. These 60 minute sessions must include a minimum of 2 presenters and should feature interactive activities.
AV included: projector and screen. Presentations need to be brought on a flash drive. \Presenters are responsible for ordering and paying for additional audio visual or other equipment needs for their workshops in advance by working directly with the conference’s audio visual provider.
Workshops will have room monitors present to assist in keeping track of time and, notify presenters when it is time to transition to the next session.
Roundtable (60 minutes)
Roundtables are small group discussion sessions held concurrently in a large room and organized by a specific topic. A brief presentation of the educational content will be followed by guided discussions and dedicated time for questions and answers. Handouts are encouraged. No AV will be available in this session.
Peer Group (60 minutes)
Peer groups are informal, facilitated discussions on intergenerational topics. They allow participants an opportunity to network with peers who either share a community of practice or are brought together by a common interest in specific issues. These sessions are informal in nature and designed to facilitate networking and community. This is not a format for formal presentations. No AV included.
Poster sessions are presentations held concurrently during one 45-minute time slot. Presenters explain and answer questions about their posters, showcasing projects, programs, and research. Poster sessions can include one or more presenters. Posters can be displayed during the entire conference.
All posters must be created on this template.
Additional details regarding set-up and printing are available here.
All presentations will take place at the Hilton Portland Downtwon.
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 | https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/oregon/hilton-portland-downtown-PDXPHHH/index.html
Please note: Generations United and Bridge Meadows do not pay transportation, lodging, or other costs for presenters. Click here for information on discounted room rates and other travel options.