Maanjidying Wii-Swe’aajmang Nbwakaawin Speaker Information


This page will provide you with the information needed to prepare for your presentation at the Maanjidying Wii-Swe’aajmang Nbwakaawin (Gathering to Spread Wisdom), February 11-12, 2021. Please review each section and if you have any questions please contact Darlene Paguandas for guidance.

Key Dates & Deadlines:

  • Friday, February 5: Release Forms, Professional Info, Headshot, and Bio
  • Monday, February 8: Submit Presentation Slides
  • Monday February 3-9: Orientation & Technical Meeting

Digital Platform

The program will be delivered via a customized digital conference platform called Pheedloop. Your presentation will be webcast to this platform via ClickMeeting using your unique presenter link. On the day of your session, you will be asked to enter the virtual meeting room 30 minutes prior to the session start time to test your actual presentation and do one final technical check.

You will receive a unique presenter link to the webcasting platform several days before the event via email and in a meeting invite.

Platform Orientation & Technical Meeting

During this one-on-one meeting your Technical Director will:

  1. Review the digital platform and its functionality
  2. Explain the technical requirements and process for livestreaming your presentation
  3. Discuss the options and functionality for the interactive elements of your presentation
  4. Test your broadcast equipment
  5. Answer any questions you may have

Since we are conducting a technical test, we strongly recommend that you be in the same location from which you will be presenting, with the same computer/camera/microphone setup.

Presentation Specifications & Mandatory Slides
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  • A stable high-speed internet connection – we recommend using a wired ethernet connection rather than WiFi
  • A headset with built-in microphone
  • Webcam
  • Adequate lighting
  • ClickMeeting is a web-based webcasting tool. No downloads will be necessary
  • We strongly recommend you present using the Google Chrome internet browser
  • If you are experiencing difficulties with Chrome, Firefox is a good alternative
  • NOTE: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is not supported
  • All presentation slides should be in 16:9 aspect (i.e. widescreen) and not 4:3 aspect (the old standard). NOTE: The disclosure slide template is in 16:9
  • Slides are “flattened” when uploaded into the system – animations and notes view will not be available. If you must have animations or notes view, you can screen share your slides during the presentation (let us know)
  • If you have polling questions, we recommend having a slide with the question within your slide deck

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Details on how to implement interactivity will be reviewed at the Platform Orientation and Technical Rehearsal meeting.

The Q&A portion of your presentation will be facilitated by a moderator. More information about the integration of your Q&A will be discussed at your technical orientation.

Speakers are strongly encouraged to incorporate 1-5 audience response questions into their presentation. Questions should be in multiple choice format (max. of 5 possible answers). Polling questions should be placed into your presentation to assess impact or stimulate discussion. NOTE: The time required for these questions is part of the time allocated to your presentation and constitutes a part of the interactive learning requirements by the both Colleges. Two polling question options to consider are:

  • Pre/Post Test: Create 1-5 multiple choice questions based on your presentation’s learning objectives. Place the same questions at both the very beginning and the very end of your presentation to test the audience’s knowledge before and after your session
  • Diagnosis: Intersperse your presentation with 2-3 cases for the audience to diagnose. (i.e. What is your diagnosis for a patient exhibiting the above?)

Please have a slide with your polling questions incorporated into your presentation slide deck.

Presentation Delivery Tips & Considerations
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  • Silence any phones or ringers, close your door, alert co-workers, or family members that you can’t be disturbed
  • Make ‘eye-contact’ whenever possible. Don’t read your presentation script off the screen!
  • Be more expressive than you normally would in a traditional classroom (due to less nonverbal cues)
  • Do a quick run through of interactive features the day before or morning of to make sure you have the latest version of the webcast tool (Click Meeting) and everything is running correctly

Administrative Requirements
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A reminder that content for PowerPoint presentations, websites and printed materials should not contain copyright-protected work. However, if the materials are deemed essential, the application of Fair Dealing may apply. For further assistance in considering the application of the fair dealing exception in any given case, please consult the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.

If it is still unclear whether a particular use is likely to constitute fair dealing, please contact the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, at for assistance.

A reminder that all presentations must comply with patient confidentiality agreements. Patient names should not be used, and images must not contain identifiable features (e.g., institutional location of scan, date of scan, patient date of birth, MRN, photography that shows facial or other identifiable features etc.).