Presenter Resources

  • ​Guidelines

    Oral Presentations

    Symposia and Technical Session​​ Q&As will be broadcast via Zoom. Symposia will either be live presentations or pre-recorded; please​ contact your organizer​ for your specific session details. Technical Session presenters will be expected to pre-record their presentations and upload them to the Speakers' Corner (links to come) by October 16. See instructions on recording below.

    Oral Presenter Guidelines

    Poster Presentations

    ePoster GuidelinesePoster Support and FAQs

    All Poster Presenters will be required​ to create an ePoster for Cereals & Grains 20 Online. ePosters will be created in an app called "Learning Toolbox by Kubify." ePosters include the option to upload graphics and pre-recordings of you discussing your poster, as well as chat and contact functions. ​Virtual poster presenters will be required to be available and participate in any discussion threads for their ePoster.

    Watch for an email that will include additional details and your unique ​link that you will use to get started coming the week of September​ 14.

  • Recording & Uploading Your Presentation

    Recording Your Presentation

    All oral technical presenters are required to upload a recording of their presentation. Some invited speakers (symposia) may also choose to pre-record their presentation

    How to Pre-Record your Presentation in Zoom


    Uploading Your Presentation

    All technical presenting authors must submit their presentation video files to the Speaker Portal by October 16. Instructions will be emailed to presenting authors. 

    Invited Speakers (Symposia) should work directly with their organizer who will be coordinating with Cereals & Grains Staff to collect the recording files. ​

    Tips for Presenting

    Are you tired of presenting off a PowerPoint​? Want to make an impact with a memorable presentation? We're here to help! We've gathered resources and guides to make sure your presentation is a success!

    Tips for Presenting

    Additional Resources

  • Session Attendance

    All oral ​presenters, even those who have prerecorded presentations, will be required to be available ​virtually for Q&A when their session is broadcast.

  • Special Cereals & Grains 20 Online Virtual Backgrounds

    We’ve designed a special set of virtual backgrounds for you to use during the meeting. Simply download any of the images below and set them as your Zoom background!

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    How to add a virtual background in Zoom:*

    Step 1: When you are in a meeting, you should see the "Start/Stop Video" button in the left bottom corner of the Zoom browser.

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    Step 2: Click on the carrot symbol (^) to bring up the options for Videos. Here you will see the option to select "Choose Virtual Background."

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    Step 3: The Setting window will open on the Virtual Background settings.

    Step 4: To add a new background, click on the plus (+)  sign above the Virtual Background gallery. Choose "Add Image" then upload the virtual background image from the desktop/computer location where you previously downloaded and saved one of the above Cereals & Grains 20 Online backgrounds.

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    Step 5: Choose your new image from the gallery and your video previewer should update with your Cereals & Grains 20 Online virtual background!

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    *Please note that not every computer/device will have the capability to enable virtual backgrounds. We recommend that you test your ability to upload a virtual background prior to when you intend to use it.​

  • Important Dates

    October 7
    Presenter registration deadline

    October 16
    Deadline to upload presentation through emailed link

    October 25
    First round of presentations are released for viewing


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