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Titanium Sponsor

Cisco Systems

Presenter Resources

Learn how to make your talk a success in 2009!

Platinum Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Juniper Networks

Keynote Speakers

GURU PARULKAR of Stanford and Clean Slate to speak -- Learn more!

JOHN WINDHAUSEN of Telepoly Consulting to speak -- Learn more!

Gold Sponsors

Brocade & Qwest

How to Sponsor

Sponsorship info for companies wishing to support the CENIC 2009 Annual Conference!

Silver Sponsors

Level3 & Comcast

[Presenter Resources for RIDING THE WAVES OF INNOVATION]

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 | Using Highly Technical Examples | Guidelines for Sponsor Presentations ]
[ More Presentations Tips | Shipping Your Materials ]

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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.
  • 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!
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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.

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Guidelines for Sponsor Presentations

Platinum and Titanium Level sponsors enjoy as one of the benefits of their sponsorship at these levels the opportunity to give a breakfast presentation in the dining area to conference attendees. Sponsors and their representatives are encouraged to pitch these presentations at a technical level rather than a sales level, as this is of greatest interest to the CENIC community. Concentrate on the novel ways in which your technology can or is enabling the sorts of network innovations that CalREN makes possible rather than "selling" the audience on your product or company.

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More Presentation Tips

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

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Shipping Any Necessary Materials For Your Presentation

Packages shipped to the hotel can arrive no earlier than March 5. The shipping address is as follows:

Hilton Long Beach
701 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90831

The shipping labels must include:

CENIC 2009 Annual Conference
March 9-11, 2009
Group Name: CENIC/Your Name
N of M boxes (for example 1 of 3 boxes)

If you wish to use our pre-printed shipping label, you can download the PDF here.