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Your one-stop portal for key information for presenter materials, session organizer tips, or customized promotional material highlighting your presence and participation in ASCEND.
Technical Presenter Resources
Technical Presenters for ASCEND are able to use the resources found here to assist in the creation of their manuscript if applicable and the pre-recorded presentation file that is required for their participation. Please check back for additional resources as they are added.
Resource Files for ASCEND Presenters
- Manuscript Template
- Manuscript Template (LaTeX) For LaTeX technical assistance, contact Overleaf.
- Proofreading Checklist
- Technical Presentation PowerPoint Template
- Manuscript Correction Template for Crossmark
- Technical Presentation Requirements and How to Record Audio
- Optional ASCEND Zoom Virtual Background
Early on determine the extent of any Government or corporate approvals required for you to preclude late submissions or withdrawals.
Check out the FAQ page for additional helpful information.
Live Session Chair/Presenter Training will be available closer to the event.
Collaborative Session Presenter Resources
ASCEND is building a collaborative community for the discussion and analysis of the best ideas and greatest challenges in the exploration and development of space. Participants in these Collaborative Sessions, as selected from the Call for Content, will find the resources here to prepare them for these discussions.
Session Formats and Descriptions
Organizers may select from any of the formats listed here, or propose an alternative format of their own.
A classic debate where a provocative question is posed and both sides are represented. The audience is polled before and after the session and the speaker who changes the most minds “wins.”
A moderated discussion between a small group of experts with audience participation through Q&A.
STEAM Education and Outreach
An interactive learning session that includes the participation of K-12 students (see the Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development topic description for more information).
A gathering of a community around a central topic for discussion and planning that includes high levels of attendee participation in open discussion.
An interactive learning sessions that includes the participation of attendees and may award certification or continuing education credits.
An unstructured session in which the participants determine the topic and format in real time.
Hands-on learning sessions.
Brand Center: Resources to Tell Your Universe About ASCEND
Use these free tools to spread the word about ASCEND with your social networks.
If you’re a speaker, panelist, presenter, session chair, or an attendee, you’ll find everything you need to promote your presence at ASCEND and invite your peers and colleagues to participate.
Download these graphics and include them in your email signature. Make sure to link the banner to ascend.events.
Guiding Coalition Signature
Send a Customized Email to Your Network
Download one of the customized emails below to let your friends and colleagues know about the important role you are playing at ASCEND. You’ll find one tailored just for you.
Download Social Media Graphic
There’s no better way to make your personal network aware of your participation in ASCEND than customized graphics like the ones below. Download the one that’s right for you here. Be sure to tag #ascendspace.
Guiding Coalition Post
Zoom / Video Call Background
You’ve made a great choice by deciding to attend 2021 ASCEND. If there is anyone who needs some convincing in order for your journey to continue, we can help make that part easy.
We’ve developed a Business Justification Letter template just for you. It’s a breakdown of the event’s key value proposition and other details we think will show your boss how beneficial the event is to you and your organization. Simply copy and paste this letter into an email or save it as your own file, and you’ll be one step closer to your front row seat in Las Vegas or online.
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