Information for Speakers
- The Speaker Green Room will be in Santa Fe 4 on Sunday-Wednesday.
- Please be in your presentation room at least 15 minutes before your talk to meet your session chair.
- The Quiet Room will be in Santa Fe 3 on all conference days.
- Use Keynote, PowerPoint, Open Office, or Google Presentations for your slides.
- Minimal slides are best—avoid walls of text and long lists of bullets.
- Aim for high contrast slides, avoiding colors that may be difficult to see for those with colorblindness. (You can check your contrast online; you just need the hex codes for your colors!)
- Light background with dark text is easiest to read; be mindful that the projection screen is white.
- Make text as large as possible, at least 68pt.
- Choose fonts with adequate spacing between letters, and avoid thin or cursive fonts.
- Leave the bottom ⅓ of your slides free of text to ensure nothing is obscured.
- If your talk requires live coding or using the terminal, make sure your editor or terminal settings are legible. Dark text on a light background (high contrast) with a large font is best.
- Avoid or limit flashing videos or animated gifs, as these may have negative effects for people with seizure disorders, migraines, or ADD/ADHD.
- Images, memes, and GIFs should be appropriate for a professional audience.
- Your talk should lose nothing if the slides aren’t visible. Generally describe graphs, images, and other information for the audience.
- Consider including your Twitter handle on your opening and closing slides!
- Consider publishing your slides after your talk (on the platform of your choice) and tweeting the link with the #djangocon hashtag.
Thanks to AlterConf for their amazing speaking recommendations!