“The secret of being boring is to tell everything” – Voltaire
This guide presents a series of suggestions for preparing a successful presentation in line with the LACNOG meeting program.
Who can present at a LACNOG meeting?
Generally speaking, LACNOG presenters are of the community and work in activities involving the administration, management, operation and research of TCP/IP based networks. There are no restrictions based on age, sex, religion, race, language, sexual preference, country of residence, or any other standard. Preferably, speakers should be able to present in person during the event.
How to present at a LACNOG meeting
The first step for presenting at a LACNOG meeting is to submit a presentation proposal along with a photo and a brief biography (less than 100 words) during the call for presentations period. How proposals must be submitted will be specified during this period.
Applicants must also specify the type of presentation they wish to offer:
Abstracts submitted by each applicant will be evaluated by the LACNOG Program Committee (PC) using a score system that takes into account the relevance of the topic addressed and the quality of the presentation. This means evaluating the abstracts submitted by each applicant.
If a proposal is accepted, the next step is to work on the final presentation according to the selected format. The final presentation will be evaluated by the Program Committee, who will determine whether or not it will be accepted. The final presentation must be consistent with the initial abstract and meet the requirements listed below.
Once a proposal is formally accepted, the PC will assign the presenter a time slot during the LACNOG conference. The PC will group presentations according to common themes and eventually according to their difficulty or degree of expertise.
What topics can be presented at a LACNOG meeting?
In the spirit of LACNOG, the topic to be covered by the presentation should be geared towards regional Internet development. The topics of interest to LACNOG include, but are not limited to:
Presenting solutions to problems related to these issues is strongly encouraged. Interesting case studies sharing network operation experiences will take precedence over other presentations.
LACNOG presentations should be interactive and encourage the participation of the audience. Speakers should take into account that there is always an open microphone and an online chat system through which participants can ask questions.
In light of prior experiences, the Program Committee recommends estimating 60-120 seconds per slide, including titles. In other words, the various presentation formats should not exceed the number of slides specified below:
LACNOG events have an average attendance of 400 and sessions are held in very large rooms. Participants should be able to see the presentations from any part of the room. With this in mind, we recommend that presentations follow the guidelines below:
Examples of technical presentations are available in the Recommendations for Presenting at LACNOG.