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The Inaugural PresentationCamp :: Saturday, February 28, 2009 :: Stanford, CA

Session Results and Archived Schedule

View session notes, videos, Tweets, and blog posts about this camp!

What Is It?

It's a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference

PresentationCamp is an ad-hoc gathering of passionate folks who want to share, interact and spread the love around the topic of presentation design and delivery. Come to learn, come to share: everyone walks away knowing a little bit more.

No More Death by PowerPoint

Spending your days and nights toiling away on a killer slide set?  Need to develop one?  Hearing about the new trends set by Nancy Duarte, Guy Kawasaki, Garr Reynolds and others?  Wondering if the new trend toward visuals and storytelling are really going to take you to the next level?  Did you see a fantastic presentation and want to emulate it?

Yes?  Then let's get together and talk about it.

Is it a Conference?

Yes. It's your conference. Giving a presentation is open to anyone, and encouraged! Want to talk/present, or see who's talking? See the Sessions and Schedule below for topics submitted by attendees (and add your own if you're coming). The event schedule will be determined from 9:30-10:00 AM, and all attendees are invited to host a session. You do not have to host if you don’t want, but it is encouraged. Once the schedule is set, the fun begins! Expect to be engaged, educated, and hopefully entertained as well.

New to the Unconference Model? Check out this PDF that explains what to expect.

Event Details

When: Saturday, February 28, 2009

9:30 AM-4 PM. Sessions start at 10 AM. Agenda-making starts at 9:30, so come early to snag a good session time!

Where: Stanford University, Cordura Hall 100


  • Register here through TicketLeap. Registration closed
  • Admission is only $10, which helps defer costs for materials and lunch. 
  • Please note this fee is nonrefundable. 


  • Stanford University H-STAR
  • Duarte Design is donating slide:ology books and T-shirts to be raffled at camp.
  • The VINNOVA-Stanford Center for Innovation Journalism Research will sponsor morning coffee -- no need to grab something on the way!
  • Garr Reynolds and Peachpit Press are donating copies of Presentation Zen for our raffle.


The Impetus for PresentationCamp 

Carolyn and Don were seated next to each other at a slide:ology seminar at Duarte Design (the firm who did Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth slides) last year. Afterwards, they felt it would be great to followup by getting feedback from others while going through the presentation design/iteration process. They started meeting at John's office to workshop and peer critique their own presentations. Out of those meetings, the idea of PresentationCamp was born.

Thanks to our Volunteers!

  • Registration Saviors: Katie Ferrick, Nancy Travers
  • Morning Setup: Rick Evans, Kunal Bisla
  • Session Notetakers: Casey Cotter, Linda Chang, Olya Lapina, Carolina Mottl
  • Cleanup: Mike Van Riper, Mary Van Riper, Kunal Bisla, Casey Cotter
  • Jay Cross brought a videocam and recorded interviews and snippets (along with Carolyn) and donated books for our raffle

Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

PresentationCamp runs on the energy and good will of the participants. Can you devote a little of your time at the conference to do any of the following?  Please contact contact the organizers if you can, and we'll send you a link to the detailed task list to choose where you can help.

  • Morning setup
  • Monitor the Registration Table (even if it's only for a few minutes)
  • Collect Session Sheets (easy to do and really helpful!)
  • Cleanup (stay a bit after the end to help put the space back the way we found it)

Stuff We Need to Make the Event Wonderful

  • We need one more LCD projector for a breakout area. Done! Thanks to Terry Gault for bringing
  • Extension cords and power strips to make it easier to plug in at some of the breakout areas


hStar at Stanford (thanks for the space!)

Duarte Design via Nancy Duarte (thanks for the copies of slide:ology and t-shirts to give away!)
VINNOVA-Stanford Center for Innovation Journalism Research (thanks for the coffee in the morning!)
Peachpit Press via Garr Reynolds (thanks for the copies of Presentation Zen to give away!)


PresentationCamp home page

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