Speaker Resources

This FAQ is a guide for speakers presenting sessions at DrupalCon Munich 2012.

Important Dates

    Complete Speaker Agreement (1 per session): June 8, 2012

    Review your Session Description: June 22, 2012
    Review the session you proposed. Confirm with your track chair that the content in your session is still relevant and accurate.

    Final Session Schedule Announced: July 3, 2012
    Day, time, and room published for your session.

    Preliminary Slides Due: July 6, 2012
    Submit your preliminary slides to your session node for your track chair to review for content. If you would like to use the official DrupalCon Munich slides, they are available for download below.

    Final Approval of Session for Printed Program: July 20, 2012
    Confirm with your track chair that the title, description, and speakers listed in your session node is print-ready.

    Final Slide Deck Due: July 27, 2012
    Submit your final slides to your session node for your track chair to review for content. These slides will be published live to your session node on the day of your session.

    Speaker Coupons Expire: August 1, 2012
    All speakers must be registered for the conference.

Speaker Training Webinars

Getting Started

Date Recorded: June 21, 2012 - 5:00pm-6:00 CEST

Click to watch "Getting Started".

What you’ll learn:

  • introduction - why you’ve been asked to come to speaker training
  • most wanted outcomes for attendees following your session
  • identifying your point of contact and how to turn in my deliverables
  • the session feedback process

Presentation Styles, Tips, and Tricks

Date Recorded: June 28, 2012 - 5:00pm-6:00pm CEST

Click to watch "Presentation Styles, Tips, and Tricks".

What you’ll learn:

  • sample presentation styles and what’s appropriate for your audience
  • presenting difficult topics in an interesting way (moderator)
  • putting narrative around technical topics
  • speaker resource page

Delivery and Audience Management

Date Recorded: August 9, 2012 - 5:00pm-6:00 CEST

Click to watch "Delivery and Audience Management".
Download slides from this presentation.

What you’ll learn:

  • final discussion of room layouts and logistics
  • when’s my session? where? time/date?
  • where do I go, who do I report to?
  • room setup (do I get a microphone, stage, projector?)
  • final day of run-through + discussion of real life expectations
  • practicing your presentation

Slide Deck Templates

If you don't want the hassle of creating your own slide templates for your presentation but still want to look polished, we invite you to use one of our DrupalCon Munich themed decks. Please be sure to include a Title slide for session archiving purposes as well as a Eval reminder slide to remind attendees to evaluate your session.

Speaker Badges

Help us build momentum as we begin the countdown to DrupalCon! Add one of our awesome DrupalCon Speaker Badges to your personal website.

Session AV + Setup

Speaker check-in, room setup, slides, session recording, and more, there’s a lot of great information in the Session AV & Setup guide. Please be sure to read this prior to your session.

Speaker FAQs

Learn more about how DrupalCon sessions are selected, how speakers are compensated, and more on association.drupal.org/drupalcon. You can also learn more about speaker expectations for DrupalCon in the DrupalCon Speaker Agreement.