Info for Presenters

Speaker FAQ

Q. How do I access the wireless Internet at the Riverhouse?

A. No special info is needed for logging onto the internet.  The network is RiverHouse, no password is needed.

Q. Is there someone assigned to introduce me? I’m assuming I will introduce myself since we no longer have official sponsors.
A. Correct! Unless you have made other arrangements, you will be introducing yourself. Arrive a few minutes early to set up and check your technology so you can start on time. Introduce yourself and perhaps mention your sponsor if appropriate. Have a friend / colleague / or friendly audience member monitor the time. Breathe and have fun!

Q. Is there an evaluation form for my session?
A. No, there is not an evaluation form for sessions, but you are encouraged to bring your own. If you have a session sponsor, it is possible that the sponsor will have an evaluation form for you to use. There is an overall Conference Evaluation Form  (please fill one out, we really do read the feedback!).

Q. Is there a “presenter’s packet” to pick up at the registration desk?
A. No, but we will have this basic information available at the registration desk.

Q. How will my room be set up?
A. Theater Seating (chairs in rows).

Q. Is there a presenter podium or a table?
A. You will have a table with 4 chairs and a podium/presenter station.

Q. Is there a computer in the room?
No. Please bring your own laptop and adapters if you need a computer. See below for more details about technology.

Q. Who do I contact the day of the session if there are technical issues?
A. There will be a volunteer working with your block of rooms. If you have a technology issue, tell the room block volunteer that you need assistance. The volunteer will either go to the Registration desk to find assistance, or the volunteer will call for assistance.

Q. Who is this person looking in the door at my session and what are they doing?
A. Sometime during your session a volunteer will look in your room and do a quick headcount to see how many people are attending.

Q. I have other burning questions, who should I ask?
A. Contact Michele Burke at
office: 503.365-4711   cell phone:  503-559-5518 (OK to call or text cell!)

Thank you for sharing your work at the conference!

Technology Info for Presenters

Important: Laptops and other types of computers are not provided. It is the responsibility of the presenter to bring a laptop and any necessary adapters in order to use computer technology during the presentation.  All rooms come equipped with:

  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Screens
  • an LCD Projector equipped with VGA cables (presenters will also need to bring VGA dongles/adapters for laptops that do not have VGA ports)

Sponsoring groups are responsible for all other technology costs, if there are any (e.g., easels, flip charts, markers, Elmo document camera, microphones, pads and pens…etc).


We ask presenters to register in order to attend other conference sessions. There will be a meals-only option for presenters who wish to join the luncheon, but who are not attending the conference except to present.  The Registration Page will have details and the registration form when available.

Questions? Please contact Michele Burke, Conference Program Committee Chair, by email at or by phone at 503.365-4711.

See what we had last year at the 2015 OLA Conference. Presenters are encouraged to share their slides and handouts through Northwest Central, the OLA professional development repository.