Held live August 10-13, 2020  •
Available on demand until Feb 2021

Because we don’t just stop at seminars

What, because we’re virtual this year, you think we’re NOT going to have extra-curricular events? Are you kidding?? Here is our lineup of special programs and “after-hours” events, listed here in chronological order. Some of these require reservations ahead of time. Sign up for as many as you'd like.

Presentation Makeovers

Multiple times and sessions

We are enthusiastically accepting candidates for showcase and makeover sessions. To many, this is the most rewarding aspect of our curriculum, and at the same time the most important contribution you can make to the fabric of the conference. Julie Terberg holds her Marvelous Makeovers session Monday morning, conference host Rick Altman conducts Real-World Makeovers for the Design-Challenged on Tuesday, and several other sessions rely on contributions from our patrons.

Hover over each of these before images to see their makeovers. Then imagine what kind of magic our designers might be able to spin for you. These makeovers would cost over $1,000 out in the world, but you would get yours at the Summit at no extra charge.

The PowerPoint Trivia Contest

Monday, Aug 10

Our after-hours program comes alive with our now-famous PowerPoint Trivia Contest, featuring up to a dozen contestants competing on three teams for good-natured bragging rights and prizes. This takes place right after seminars break on Monday, the first day of the conference, and promises to be a great ice-breaker for participants and spectators (because virtual events need that even more than in-person ones!).

The virtual version of this game will still allow for teamwork, creative thinking, and a sense of humor. There is no charge to play or watch, although participant spots fill up fast and you will need to sign up in advance. This event is open to patrons and exhibitors.

Please note that you do not need to be an expert user to participate; puzzle-solving, clue-giving skills, and being a good team player are more valuable to a team than PowerPoint knowledge. And humor and enthusiasm are perhaps the most important qualities of all!

PowerPoint Karaoke

Thursday, Aug 13

PowerPoint Karaoke is a party game, presentation exercise, group challenge, and just plain hilarious all at the same time. Presenters will present slides they’ve never seen before. Thinking quickly on your feet while remembering all the important rules of good presenting is great practice for any communicator. You’ll take away an activity that is as at home in your office team building exercises as it is for home game night. 

We will Zoom this experience right to your screen. All attendees are invited to apply—patrons, exhibitors, team members.

Digital Photography Field Trip

Tuesday, Aug 11

Our resident digital photographer will be leading our traditional Tuesday field trip, in which 15 of you will head out with your digital cameras. You will learn to identify photo opportunities, work your camera to its potential, and increase your enjoyment. There is no charge to attend, but this special seminar is limited to 15 people and you must sign up in advance. You would return to the hotel after lunch, and if you would like, a box lunch will be provided that you could take with you. This field trip fills up fast, and we will give priority to those who have not taken it in previous years.