Timing and Content
Our presentation slots are usually 30 minutes. For you, that means that your presentation, even if you are experienced speaker, should not exceed 7-10 slides. We never develop specialized template for the Conference, so we are giving you a liberty to reuse or use whatever you have and want, as long as it supports the main topic of the presentation. Stay away from the marketing slides, do not spend too much on the intro, and never forget to close presentation with some call for action.
Our conferences are always International (speakers) and Regional (Atendees). We communicate everything using English language, but from time to time, you can find some content on the social networks and maybe here on Croatian language (which is undersandable for most of the countries in the region).
If you are a foreign speaker, we do expect that you will have a presentation in English language, and that your slides will also be in English. If you are one of our regional guys, it is totally OK to speak in your own language (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian) but we preffer to have a slides in English, so that everyone, including our speakers and guests, can follow at least a little bit.
We do not provide simultaneous translation for anyone, but we are utilizing some advanced Cloud Technologies to do a close captioning (CC) using Microsoft Powerpoint Translator (still in beta, but it usually works).
OK, people, let us repeat this one more time: Powerpoint. I know that you are very special and you have this and that and special whatever but our experience is… Powerpoint Works. We will make sure that presenter laptops are loaded with latest version. And you will send us last version of the presentation at least a week before the Conference, so that we can try out everything. Sometimes you can export to PDF, that is also OK. But please no Keynote, Macs, “need to plug in my own laptop”, type of requests. We love you, but it makes our life miserable.
Additional note: if you need to do a demo, run a video, sing during the Conference, whatever, please consult us on time, so that we can prepare the best possible experience for you, and for the participants.
If you are selected as a speaker or panelist for the Conference, we are trying to cover all reasonable costs for the Conference (hotel and travel costs). All costs need to be agreed with the Organizer upfront, since we will try to find best possible cost/value ration with the hotels and also make sure that you have good time with us in Zagreb. As for travel cost, it usually means covering your flight expenses, but same applies here for the tickets – please consult the Organizer first.
If you have someone to bring to the Conference (like, someone special or just your colleagues from your company), please send us a note, we can always re-organize something so that we help you with the whole experience.