Thank you for presenting at the 2019 Strengthening Student Success Conference (SSSC) and joining us for this annual professional learning event! In preparing for your session, you will find information below about room size, set-up, and technology available as well as tips to make your presentation shine.
All SSSC proposals are chosen through a review process by a team of experienced community college educators, in other words, your colleagues and peers. Each time slot has 13 strong session choices. We can’t know in advance which topics will be the most popular or how many people will show up to your session.
When we plan the conference, we try to maximize space for attendees. Some of the topics may have a smaller target audience and draw fewer attendees. In fact, at past conferences, some of the sessions that turned out to be small were topics that were specifically chosen by the review panel because they were important to have at the conference. When this happens, it may feel like you have a small group in a large room. We encourage you to use the space in the way that works best for your session (e.g. you may rearrange the tables or chairs, or bring people closer together; however, should you choose to do that, it’s important that you move them back into the original set at the end of your session).
We also encourage you to utlize the tips provided for making powerful PPT presentations. Each year we receive consistent feedback that the PPTs in many sessions could be more effective. You will find examples and suggestions listed below under the Evaluations and Presentation Resources tab that can help you make your own PPT concise, visually clear, and punchy.
We appreciate the knowledge you and your colleagues share that makes the Strengthening Student Success Conference a lively place to learn!
The following information applies to each session: