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

Ten Reasons to Attend the Presentation Summit

Amazing Learning Opportunity

The incredible talent that we assemble year after year will beam directly into your home or office. Master storytelling seminars, inspiring design advice, expert PowerPoint tips, superb delivery coaching—no other learning opportunity in the known universe comes close to the Presentation Summit. The main conference page offers complete details on our schedule of seminars and our extraordinary presenting team.

Totally Safe Environment

Even if cities and hotels were to open up by August, social distancing guidelines would make an in-person gathering a major drag. No handshakes, no hugs, no gathering around a notebook computer, no chilling at the bar! We bring our uber-high caliber of instruction and illumination right to you, so you can, um, learn in your PJs if you so choose…

Brilliant Technical Support

Is it possible that our famous Help Center could actually be more valuable as a virtual service? As a patron of the conference, you can bring your gnarliest problems to our experts. Don’t understand templates? Need to master animation? Color schemes driving you crazy? Do your slides just flat-out suck? You can make an appointment, you can upload files, share screens, and converse live over video. Watch this video (full screen recommended) to see it in action. While the conference is over and the Help Center is now by appointment only, the same incredible caliber of assistance is the norm, not the exception.

You can visit the Help Center in your PJs. You can also touch either of these buttons while in your PJs.

Surprisingly Interactive

You don’t have to tell us about the reputation of a virtual event: we have spent the last five years propagating the stereotype. We would never have chosen to hold a virtual conference, but then we really started grooving on it. The Virtual Summit is not just a collection of Zoom windows and we did not just slap together a bunch of pre-recorded seminars. Nearly all of our content was live and in the moment. If we crashed and burned, we did it before your very eyes (and maybe your pajamas). Live seminars, live chat, spontaneous interviews, interactive content, and yes, maybe a dog barking. If it happened organically, we embraced it, and you’ll see it.

Ridiculously Good Pricing

With no travel or hotel costs, we can afford to drop the price of admission. Perhaps we did not have to take it down by a FACTOR OF FOUR, but we sensed an opportunity to bring the Summit experience to a part of the community that might otherwise not be able to experience it. So for what will probably be this year only, $395 gets you the entire conference experience: all seminars, the keynotes, the Help Center, the exhibit hall, the networking, and even the socializing (it is possible).

Matchmaking

Alas, there is nothing quite like our Sunday evening Welcome Reception, where the in-person excitement of meeting 200 potential friends and colleagues fills the air. But our virtual platform can do what would be too creepy for us to do in person: use algorithms to recommend people you should meet. When building out your profile, the more information you enter about your skills and interests, the better the matchmaking algorithm performs. You then make the connection requests, after which you can trade emails, simple chat messages, or full video calls as shown here.

Everything is Live

No pre-records at the Summit: all seminars and keynotes were delivered live and patrons across the four days of the live event interacted with our presenting team through a fully hosted Chat panel. While the Chat will not be as interactive for you after the fact, you can still leave comments and questions, and more important, you can view the Chat history. (Pretty good chance someone might have asked the question you might have.) Click the image to see the detail of our seminar environment.

Our operators are not standing by. You don’t need them — just touch one of these buttons…

No hand sanitizers needed, masks optional, no distancing required.

Our Partners are at Your Service

Feast upon a full house of third-party providers of goods and services. Visit the virtual exhibit hall, watch demos, download swag, reach out to reps, all on your time.

You’ll Eat Well

We pride ourselves on our food and beverage choices at our physical conference venues, but that’s just it — they are our choices. This year, you get to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Bring popcorn into the keynotes, crinkle candy wrappers in our seminars, eat your lunch as loudly as you want, and pour yourself a glass of wine for the Trivia Contest or Guru Session. Your house, your rules.

All Year Long

You learn on your own schedule when you register for the Virtual Summit. All seminars are married with the original Chat history, so you can see what people were thinking at the time, and you can actually continue the Chat thread. The seminars will be joined by our virtual exhibit hall, and the AI-driven connection engine will continue to function after the conference is over. In sum, the entire conference venue remains intact for the rest of 2020 and even into the first part of 2021. Your colleagues can register for and attend the Summit throughout the fall and early winter. No FOMO for our peeps.

What are you waiting for??

You will not find a more targeted and effective avenue for learning, networking, and just plain being with a group of passionate and like-minded souls. Even as a virtual event, you will feel the magic of a group of professionals with the same hopes, visions, and aspirations as you. The Presentation Summit created this wonderful community and we're not about to let a lousy virus get in the way of our continuing to foster it. Join us this fall or winter and see for yourself.