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Thank you for presenting at NISTS 2023!

On behalf of the whole NISTS team, thank you for agreeing to present at the NISTS 2023 Annual Conference, “Be a Connector for Transfer Student Success.” The event is just a few weeks away, and we can’t wait to share your valuable insights with our conference attendees. As you prepare for your session, please keep the following information in mind.   


Please upload a PDF copy your presentation materials (slides, handouts, charts, etc.) to our online repository by the deadlines listed below. These dates coincide with several important backend logistics associated with the conference app, so it's imperative we receive your materials on time. If you need to update your file(s) after your initial upload, please email to let us know

To help us keep things organized, please name your file(s) using the following format:
Lead Presenter’s Last Name_Session Title 

Session Materials Due:  

Virtual - Friday, January 20th

Portland - Friday, February 10th


To find your assigned presentation date/time, please reference the Session Line-Up document linked below. (Use Ctrl+F to find your name or session title.) The information is listed exactly as it will appear in the conference app, so please alert us to any errors if you find them. 


Please read this info!


Special considerations for 50-minute sessions conducted live in Portland, Oregon


Special considerations for 30-minute, pre-recorded videos watched via the conference app

Vlogging from Home Office

Special considerations for 50-minute sessions conducted live via the conference app

Remote Team Meeting

Special considerations for both print and digital poster presentations

Conference Break Time
A Note About the Conference App 

Instructions for downloading and using the NISTS conference app will be emailed to all registered participants approximately one week before their paid event begins. The app allows registered attendees to access the full conference schedule, session materials, and other helpful resources quickly and easily. It is very intuitive and easy to use, and both desktop and web versions are available to use.


•    Choosing a Presentation Template/Design

We do not offer/require conference-branded graphics, so please feel free to use whatever presentation template best fits your content and/or institution’s branding. If you’re looking for design inspiration, Canva and Visme offer an excellent place to start. 

•    Presenter Resources

If you need ideas for developing your presentation content or slides, check out our Top Tips for a Great Presentation guide. The American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative website also has a ton of helpful recommendations for improving your message, design, and delivery.  Other helpful resources include:

  • Canva – drag and drop graphic design templates

  • Freepik – find free vectors, stock photos, PSDs, and icons

  • Flaticon – search for free graphic icons in a variety of formats 

  • Unsplash and Pexels – freely usable images ​

•    Session Evaluations 
At the end of your session, please invite attendees to complete a session evaluation. (You may use this graphic to solicit responses if helpful.) A direct link to the evaluation form will be available at the bottom of your session description within the conference app, and attendees must insert your session id# or full presentation title to begin. We will forward a summary of your evaluation results a few weeks after your event concludes. 

•    Conference Registration
As a reminder, conference registration is currently open. All presenters qualify for the discounted presenter registration rate, so be sure everyone on your presentation team reserves their spot as soon as possible.  


•    Conference Archives (FYI)

NISTS is deeply committed to providing quick and easy access to transfer-related educational materials to higher ed professionals everywhere. Unless we hear otherwise from you, we will post a copy of your session materials on our conference archives website in early summer 2023. 


Please do not hesitate to contact Emily Kittrell if you have any questions or need additional information. 

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