[CENIC 08: Lightpath to the Stars]

[Titanium Level Sponsor] [Cisco Systems]

[CENIC 08 Presenter Resources]

Check out of page of resources for presenters, including helpful guidelines and downloadable templates!

[Platinum Level Sponsor] [AT&T]

[CENIC 08 Keynote Speakers]
[Monday Keynote Speaker: Rachelle Chong, CPUC]
[Tuesday Keynote Speaker: Dan Bursch, NPS]
[Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Sandra Faber, UCSC/UCO Lick]

[Gold Level Sponsor] [GigaFin Networks]
[How to Sponsor CENIC 08]

Your company or organization
can sponsor CENIC 08 at one of
four levels. Find out more!

[Silver Level Sponsor] [Juniper Networks]
[Level3 Networks] [Verizon Networks] [NCast]

[Visiting Oakland]

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[CENIC 08: Lightpath to the Stars]

[Presenter Resources CENIC 08: Lightpath to the Stars]

To increase the chance that your talk will be well received, we recommend that you:

  • Highlight elements that are tangible to the audience, e.g., present a case study.
  • Identify anomalies or counter-intuitive (interesting) aspects of your work.
  • Educate in your area of expertise (so the audience can learn something).
  • Motivate action (so the audience goes out and does something as a result of the talk).
  • Entertain (so the audience stays in the room).
  • Present points to embellish with your discussion; don't read your slides (the audience can do that).

Slide Format Guidelines:

  • Company logos should only appear on the first and last slides of your talk. Full-page logos on cover slides are discouraged.
  • For your convenience, we have provided slide templates in both PowerPoint and PowerPoint template format. Please feel free to download these and use them for your presentation.
  • Presenters/authors may retain copyright of their material, granting CENIC a perpetual license at no cost to archive and redistribute the material. Unobtrusive copyright notices may be on any or all slides of the presentation.
  • For submission to the Program Committee, a PDF is recommended rather than the source file (e.g., PowerPoint).
  • Conference attendees frequently point out that some slides are hard to read from the back of the hotel ballroom, where the General Session is held. To be legible, slides should use as least 28-point fonts (larger for titles). One easy-to-remember approach: print your slides, spread them on the floor, then stand on a desk to look at them. If you can read them, the font sizes are large enough. Don't fall off your desk while doing this!

Using Highly Technical Examples

We recognize that detailed technical examples can be a useful, and sometimes necessary, means of conveying information. In order to provide the maximum benefit to the largest number of conference attendees, we encourage speakers to tailor such examples so in depth knowledge of syntax or methods is either not required, or can be briefly imparted in an earlier part of the presentation. CENIC includes a broad base of attendees from academic, research, and governmental organizations.

More Presentation Tips

You might find these sites useful as you prepare your talk:

Shipping Any Necessary Materials For Your Presentation

Packages shipped to the hotel can arrive no earlier than March 6. The shipping address is as follows:

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

The shipping labels must include:

CENIC 08 Annual Conference
March 10-12, 2008
Group Name: Your Name Here
N of M boxes (for example 1 of 3 boxes)
c/o Mr. Tom Morgan