14th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

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Speaker Resources 

Please bookmark and visit this page often to stay updated on deadlines, platform news and presentation resources you can utilize to craft your session, slides and handouts. Once again, NORDP will be utilizing the Zoom-based GTR platform as we did in 2021. Looking forward to welcoming you at NORDP 2022!

Speaker Agreement   (All speakers in all sessions must complete a speaker agreement.)

Formats and Session Types: Please note that meetings (where everyone can see each other and speak) will open one minute prior to the official start time. Webinars will need to be started.

Chat: Chat functionality is enabled for both formats. Note that there are two places this will occur in every session; inside the Zoom session and outside the Zoom session where the view is embedded in the platform. Both chats will need to be monitored if you intend to use this functionality to field questions or share links.

Dates and Deadlines

  • February 15 - Return signed speaker agreement (above) to [email protected]
  • March 15 - Register for the conference (you'll see an email from us with a link once registration opens on March 1)
  • March 16, 2-3 pm ET - NORDP Webinar: Strategies for Effective Virtual Presentations
  • March 23, Noon - 1 pm ET - Special Conference Edition of TNT (Tools and Tips).
  • April 11 - Pre-recorded sessions and accompanying materials are due. See technical guidelines below. Videos must be below 1GB.
  • April 4 - Send introductions for use by moderators (if not a member of your session group) to [email protected] 
  • April 4, 1 - 2 pm ET - Participate in speaker/moderator training. This session will be recorded if you can't attend but is mandatory as it will train you how to upload your materials into the platform and utilize it.  We'll email you details before this event. This training is for those speakers presenting live in the conference platform April 25-28.
  • April 6 - 18 - Upload your FINAL PowerPoint presentation, videos, and any audience polls or handouts to the GTR platform. Details will provided during speaker training. Your uploads should be completed by the 18th as the platform will be made available to attendees at that time.

GTR Platform Resources

GTR/Pathable is the virtual conference platform selected by NORDP.  Your presentations will be done in Zoom (using GTR licenses). The GTR system functions a bit differently than you may be used to so please plan to attend speaker training to familiarize yourself with the differences. The NORDP Conference Zoom licenses will not be activated for your session until 20 minutes prior their start time; you'll want to rehearse your session on a personal account.


The guides below provide the technical guidance you need to plan your presentations or recording on each of the various platforms.

NORDP Resources For Your Presentations 

  • Recording | Strategies for Effective Virtual Presentations (from 2021)
    Are you interested in designing and presenting a virtual session or workshop for the 2021 NORDP conference? This webinar is designed to engage anyone interested in engaging conference audiences using virtual tools. It’s time for you to get excited about sharing your expertise and experience with the NORDP community! Register to view this complimentary webinar here. Members: please take a minute to login to your LMS account using your NORDP login. Nonmembers: if you don't already have a NORDP LMS account you can create one in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  
  • High Impact Online Events Guidebook 
    This member-only resource, prepared by the NORDP Professional Development Committee, is designed to help presenters identify and incorporate highly interactive elements into their online events to enhance the events’ design and impact. The guide provides tools to help you think through your event and information your decision-making. Members can access the guidebook here.  

  • Slide Template/Zoom Background