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[[!meta title="Notes and tips on preparing your talk"]]
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2021 Amin Bandali"]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright &copy; 2019, 2020 Amin Bandali<br />Copyright &copy; 2021 Amin Bandali, Sacha Chua"]]
This page contains notes and tips for our speakers on preparing their
talks and presentations. Please read through the list and consider it
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ Chua at <sacha@sachachua.com> to chat more about this.
### Recording your talk
-To help EmacsConf 2021 run smoothly, please prerecord your talk. and
+To help EmacsConf 2021 run smoothly, please prerecord your talk, and
send us your video(s) by **November 7** at the latest (three weeks
before the conference), to allow us enough time to do any needed
processing (e.g. format or codec conversion) in preparation for the
@@ -38,13 +38,23 @@ your name, please start your video with something along the lines of:
"Hi! I'm ${NAME} and I'll be talking about ${TOPIC}."
-Please **send your prerecording(s) via email to <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org>**,
-either in form of attachments (if reasonably small), or direct link(s)
-to download from elsewhere. If you have a script or notes, please
-include it as well so that we can use it to help us with captions.
+Please **upload your prerecording(s) via FTP** to the FTP server
+we are setting up with the following details:
+
+- host: ftp-upload.emacsconf.org
+- username: anonymous
+- port: 21
+- folder: upload-here
+
+If connection fails on the first try, please check to make sure the
+details are exactly as described above; and if the issue persists,
+please email <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org> so we can look into it.
+
+If you have a script or notes for your talk, please include it as well
+so that we could use it to help us with the captioning of your talk.
You can also send us additional information to include on the wiki
page for your talk, such as links to other pages or additional videos.
-If you need help, please e-mail <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org> .
+If you need help, please email <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org>.
To record your video, you could use any of the following pieces of
free software, depending on your needs:
@@ -74,13 +84,14 @@ above formats, you may submit them in other common formats, like
MPEG-4 (`.mp4`), and we will try to convert them to our preferred
formats on your behalf.
-*Prepare recorded video in 720p (1280px by 720px); WebM formatted if possible.*
+*Prepare recorded video in 720p (1280px by 720px) or higher, in the
+WebM format if possible.*
-The conference broadcast will be in
-[720p](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p) (1280px x 720px,
-progressive) using the [Webm](https://www.webmproject.org/) video
-format. The closer to this format submitted video files arrives in,
-the easier it will be to post.
+> The conference broadcast will most likely be in
+> [720p](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p) (1280px x 720px,
+> progressive) using the [Webm](https://www.webmproject.org/) video
+> format. The closer to this format submitted video files arrive in,
+> the easier it will be to process and upload them.
After you send in your video, if you've indicated that you'd like to
do live Q&A, we'll set up a tech-check call with you. We'll post
@@ -93,46 +104,46 @@ Thank you so much for helping with EmacsConf 2021!
## Can I present live?
Tech issues kept happening during EmacsConf 2020, so we'd really
-prefer that all talks have prerecorded videos. There might be time for
-live questions and answers over a web conference, though, so if you
-can record a short video covering your main points, you might be able
-to go into more detail in live Q&A.
+prefer that all talks have prerecorded videos. There might be time
+for live questions and answers over a web conference, though, so if
+you can record a short video covering your main points, you might be
+able to go into more detail in live Q&A.
-## I have so much I want to share. Can I record a longer video?
+## I have so much I want to share. Can I record a longer video?
The conference program has so many interesting talks. We wish we
could fit everything in at full length! (Maybe EmacsConf month?)
Please think of your video as a short teaser that can get people
interested and point them to where they can find out more. You can
-e-mail <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org> links and other notes to add to the
+email <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org> links and other notes to add to the
wiki page for your talk. If you'd like to record a longer video *in
addition* to the short one for the main conference, please feel free
to send us that too.
-## I can't figure out how to record the video. Can I just present the talk?
+## I can't figure out how to record the video. Can I just present the talk?
We might be able to help you record your talk using the BigBlueButton
-web conferencing system before November 7. Please e-mail
+web conferencing system before November 7. Please email
<emacsconf-submit@gnu.org> with some times that might work for you and
we'll see if a volunteer can meet up with you to record it.
-## I'm not used to talking to myself. Can I present the talk to someone?
+## I'm not used to talking to myself. Can I present the talk to someone?
We might be able to help you record your talk using the BigBlueButton
-web conferencing system before November 7. Please e-mail
+web conferencing system before November 7. Please email
<emacsconf-submit@gnu.org> with some times that might work for you and
we'll see if a volunteer can meet up with you to record it.
## Can I see the other proposed talks?
-Once we've e-mailed all the speakers about their acceptance, we'll put
-up the talk wiki pages. That way, you can see
-what else is going on in the conference and maybe coordinate with
-other speakers in order to minimize overlap and maximize awesomeness.
+Once we've emailed all the speakers about their acceptance, we'll put
+up the talk wiki pages. That way, you can see what else is going on
+in the conference and maybe coordinate with other speakers in order to
+minimize overlap and maximize awesomeness.
## More questions?
-Please e-mail <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org>. We'd love to hear from you.
+Please email <emacsconf-submit@gnu.org>. We'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for contributing to EmacsConf 2021!