Recording Guidelines

Recording Guidelines

APDW 2021 will be presented through a professional virtual platform, supported by a highly qualified and experienced technical team. The virtual platform is rich in features like text chat, question and answer box, polling questions, and  more.

All presentations (Named Lectures, Plenary, Symposium, Debate, Oral Presentation) should be pre-recorded (unless requested otherwise) to improve delivery quality and avoid delays, and technical issues. However, speakers are encouraged to be virtually present throughout the session for the Q & A session and participate in the discussion. If you are unable to be present virtually during Q & A, please inform the secretariat by 6 August 2021. Notes: There is no Q&A for plenary sessions.

Click to view the guide for the conference days: APDW 2021 Technical Briefing

Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Format:

  • Slide: Microsoft PowerPoint widescreen (16:9) preferred.
  • Duration of your presentation: Based on the time allocated for your session. Please be reminded to record within the allocated time. The secretariat might need to ask you to re-record should the recordings exceed the allocation.
  • Language: English

Presentation Prerequisites / Set-up

To produce a pre-recorded presentation, you do not require access to professional broadcast equipment or a specific training. We highlight below the main features for recording a presentation.

  • PowerPoint: Prepare your presentation contents using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Computer: Use a laptop or a PC to produce the pre-recorded presentation.
  • Webcam and Camera positioning: Kindly make sure a webcam is attached to your computer (Built-in / External). Set up your camera elevated to your height at eye level to capture a full view of the entire face and shoulders in the frame.
  • Microphone: A microphone is recommended as well as a quiet place cut off from ambient noise for a smooth recording and to avoid interruptions. An externally connected headset will offer better sound quality.
  • Visually appealing background: Make sure you have an appropriate background or a plain wall for your presentation. We request your kind assistance to ensure there is no placement advertisement in your background. We encourage the use of the APDW 2021 virtual background. CLICK HERE

How to Record?

Pre-recorded presentation

For a pre-recorded presentation, you will have to record yourself narrating a digital version of your presentation.

You can use an application of your choice to pre-record your presentation. A variety of tools are available to assist you and enhance your presentation, please find some suggestions as per below:

Zoom (How to pre-record Your Screen and Yourself with ZOOM)

Microsoft Powerpoint (Instruction video)

Prezi (Instruction for a video)

Screencast (Click here for Instructions)

There is no restriction on the video file format that you are recording, but the most commonly used video file formats are MP4 and MOV.

Recording Submission Deadline

Please note that the deadline to submit your pre-recorded presentation is no later than 6 August 2021.

You may share the recording link to us via the speaker portal at the aforementioned link. Following are some file-sharing platforms you may use (not limited to):

G- Drive

We Transfer

Drop Box


Disclaimer and Consent form

We request your consent to share your presentation for educational purposes. Kindly indicate your consent in the faculty portal.

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