Thank you for considering doing a presentation to the Seattle Robotics Society. Our members love to hear about robots, interesting applications of technology in robotics, and other related areas. We allocate the second hour of our meetings to an invited technical presentation, which starts right after a short (5-10 min) mid-meeting break. At this time, you would beĀ  introduced and handed the ball to start your presentation. Plan on 45 to 60 minutes total, including questions and answers. If you need quite a bit more time, consider splitting your presentation and revisiting the subject at another meeting. We also would like to post the presentation slides on our website after the presentation if possible. Our meetings are recorded on Zoom and posted later on our YouTube channel. We prefer presentations where the slides and video can be recorded and posted.

The presentation content should be technical in nature, though if you have other ideas, contact us to discuss them in detail. For example, we have had presenters talk about their research around how people interact with robots, so though not strictly technical, it was very interesting and engaging. The audience consists mostly of adults but can have children sitting with their parents, so keep that in mind. Please avoid a sales pitch if you are presenting a technical product or service. Sharing technical product information, applications, and doing demonstrations is perfectly fine as long as the audience doesn’t feel pressure to buy something. The goal should be to share information and experiences.

Our meetings are only online at this time using Zoom. You will receive reminder emails about a week before the presentation containing the Zoom link and meeting information. We like to use Zoom’s Chat window for questions, comments, and links to make gathering this information easy and accurate. During your presentation, you should keep the Chat window open and visible, so you can see audience questions and comments. We also suggest attending the entire meeting to get a feel for your audience.

Plan on joining the Zoom early so you can test your setup. It will be up and running at least half an hour before the meeting starts. This gives us a chance to meet beforehand, make sure your presentation looks the way you want it to in Zoom, and address any last-minute details.

The Seattle Robotics Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and does not have funds to pay presenters, but we do greatly appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and experiences with us. Submit any questions you have to our club email: SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)gmail.com

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