Thank you for your willingness to present at the Spokane Regional ESL Conference! Your experience and expertise are valuable contributions to the ESL community. In order to prepare, please read the following carefully.

To do list:

  • You and all co-presenters (if any) must be registered. You can check your registration status HERE. Enter your email on the login screen. You can request your password to be emailed to you by clicking the "Don't know password?" link,
  • On the day of the conference, please check in with Jennie Sevedge, a conference Advisory Committee member, at the presenter’s table in the registration area in the Commons. She will verify your presence, review your presentation room and time details, give you your presenter ribbon, and answer any questions you might have. Presenter certificates will be available upon request.

Several days prior to the conference, please email your handout(s) (PDF, PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, etc.) to Joshua, one of our Advisory Committee members, at spokaneesl@gmail.com. Joshua will post your handout(s) on our site at spokaneesl.com/handouts/ so attendees can view your handout before, during, and after the conference. Please include the following in your email:

  • Your presentation title in the subject line
  • The presenter(s) last name(s) and time of the presentation in the body of the email
  • Your presentation handouts as attached file. If just one file, make sure it is titled the same as your presentation title (you can shorten if it’s lengthy)
UPDATE on February 19: if your document is Google Docs or Google Slides, please share it (view only) with spokaneesl@gmail.com. Be sure the title of your document matches your presentation title.

Other important information:

HERE is a detailed description of each presentation room including technology details. HERE is a campus map showing presentation room areas in red circles on the campus.

All presentation rooms at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute are connected to the internet and equipped with a modern PC laptop running Windows and Microsoft Office. Each presentation room also has a projector, a whiteboard, an audio system, and a doc cam. Personal laptops can easily be connected to the classroom projector via the provided standard VGA cable or HDMI cable (Mac users should bring their own VGA adapter or HDMI adapter).

Each classroom computer will be booted to the desktop at the beginning of the day. However, if a restart is necessary, refer to this handout; it also has instructions for connecting your personal laptop to wifi (this information is also in the program book) and/or the room projector in the presentation rooms.

Please note: the Spokane Regional ESL Conference does not reimburse presenters for expenses, nor does it provide supplies such as pens, markers, paper, scissors, easels, adapters for personal laptops, etc.; the conference also doesn’t provide copy services for handouts.

If you have never been to MFWI before, it’s a good idea to go to your presentation room early to check out the room and equipment. The classrooms will be open by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the conference for this purpose.

Free public wireless is available for all personal laptops and mobile devices campus-wide via the “mfwi” network (password is FortWright).

Each area (the MacDonald/Alcott classroom, the Library, and the Commons) will have tech support available throughout the day. In addition, just before your presentation, a volunteer teacher from MFWI will stop by your room to check if everything is okay.

Important: Please return the classroom furniture to its original location for the next presenter. The rooms are MFWI teacher classrooms, and they will be used on the following Monday morning for regular classes. Please do not use any of the supplies in the classrooms (except whiteboard markers).

We are expecting about 280 registrations. Each of the five concurrent sessions have 10 presentations scheduled. Please keep these numbers in mind when considering paper handouts, and plan accordingly. Since we cannot predict the exact number of participants at your session, consider using our system of providing handouts online before and during the conference to help you plan and limit the number of printed copies.

Session evaluations are the responsibility of the presenter. If you wish to include one, please allow enough time in your presentation.

Thank you for your participation in the Spokane Regional ESL Conference!

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