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GRCon21 Contribution Upload and Presenter's Guide
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GRCon21 Contribution Upload and Presenter's Guide

GRCon21 Main Website:

Event Submission:

Event Registration: 

Contact Us: 

Key Dates

9 June 2021                        First Round Closes

22 June 2021                First Round Acceptance Final Decisions

                                        Rolling Acceptance until Final Round closes

1 September 2021                Final Round Closes

13 September 2021        Deadline for Accepted Talk Video Recordings

17 September 2021        Deadline for Slides on Event Provided Device

Step-by-Step Acceptance and Upload Guide

  1. Receive acceptance email

  1. Navigate to your Accepted Abstract page on the event website via the link included in the email or by navigating to the Call for Participation and selecting the “Accepted” abstract to go to the abstract’s page.

  1. On the abstract page select “Go to contribution”[1] 

  1. Once you are on the contributions page, if you have already submitted a document with your abstract it will be listed under “Presentation Materials”.  To upload your slides or other materials please click the pencil icon ().[2]

  1. You will have several options for uploading presentation materials

  1. Make sure that you set your files/links to “protected” so that they are not publicly available prior to your talk.

  1. Finally, check that your slides have been properly uploaded and “Presentation Materials” now contains your uploaded file(s)/link(s).

Note: This is a “living” document and will continue to update/change as we approach the date of the conference.

In-Person Conference Presenter's Guide

For an in-person presentation, there will be a podium with the presentation computer. That computer will have the slides which were submitted by the September 17 deadline.

Presenter Setup

The following items will be available:

Presentation Format (Draft)

Virtual/Remote Conference Presenter's Guide

Please note all virtual/remote speakers must submit a recorded talk by the September 13 deadline , and we strongly request remote/virtual presenters be available to join a video call for Q&A moderated by the in person MC, then extended Q&A in chat.

Pre-Recording Info (Draft)

Assistance Recording

Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote have built-in audio recording tools. We recommend these if you are not familiar with other options.  

For additional help, we recommend this guide about Converting a Presentation to a Video Lecture – Udemy.

Additional PowerPoint Resources:
Video: Record a presentation - PowerPoint

Video: Save presentations as videos​ - PowerPoint

Additional Keynote Resources:

Record audio in Keynote on Mac

Export Keynote Presentations as a Movie

If you require any additional assistance, please email

Submit files via WeTransfer.

[1] Note: Another option for navigation may be a “My Contributions” item on the left menu under “My Conference”

[2] If this icon is missing for you please contact the GRCon Organizers (  If you didn’t select a “Speaker” when you submitted your abstract, that may be the issue.  Please make sure to include your designated Speaker(s) for your talk.