Slayage 10: First-Time Conferees
The Association for the Study of Buffy+ welcomes you to our first-time conferees' page! This year, Slayage 10 will take place at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California from the 18-21 of July, 2024. Included below is information and advice to make your Slayage experience positive and stress-free!
- Make sure you attend planned events outside of your presentation! This includes featured speakers, keynote speakers, announcements, welcomes, award ceremonies, and other sessions. These are great opportunities for you to meet other Buffy+ scholars.
- Attend the Buffy+ Bookers panel at the conclusion of the conference! This session features members who have published in the field of Buffy+ Studies recently, and they have a ton of great advice about the often tumultuous landscape of academic publishing.
- Don't be afraid to ask a question if something is unclear or confusing. The ASB+ and Slayage are very friendly and supportive environments that welcome newcomers!
- This link takes you to the "Show Me" videos provided by Zoom: https://learn-zoom.us/show-me. Included on this page are videos that show you how to join a Zoom meeting, how to navigate the application while in use, and how to use chats and/or reactions.
- Within Zoom, you have the option to add and/or share your pronouns. Click this link to find out more information: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/4402698027533.
- Finally, make sure you pay attention to Zoom etiquette. There are not a lot of rules, but observing them helps our presenters and speakers.
- Please mute yourself when entering a room, when presenters are giving their papers, and whenever you are not talking.
- If you are presenting, check your camera set up and background. Also, make sure your face is showing, and that your background is appropriate for a professional setting. Virtual backgrounds are also an option.
- In the discussion session, please raise your hand, either with the hand raise function in Zoom, in the chat, or on camera. The session chair will then call on participants, so everyone does not talk over each other.
- If you are attending a session and going to have your camera off, we suggest adding a picture to your profile so that presenters see that instead of a screen of black boxes with plain text.
- Be as courteous and attentive to presentations as you would in person.
- When presenting, it is suggested that you consider a PowerPoint or similar visual aid for your presentation. Even just a
couple of slides or a picture of your topic can help engage the audience.
- Practice your presentation/paper so that you are able to present in your allotted time.