Summit Support

Submitting Your PowerPoint or Google Slides Presentation

If you are using PowerPoint or Google Slides for your Summit presentation, you must submit the presentation to Classroom Technology and Event Support (CTES) no later than 10am on Thursday, 2 April—absolutely no exceptions!

IMPORTANT! In order for Google Slides to be uploaded to Lyceum, your presentation must be saved as a PowerPoint. To save as a PowerPoint, select “File>Download>Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)” on Google Slides. We CANNOT support web-based Google Slides the day of the Summit!

PowerPoint presentations are submitted through Lyceum. When you registered for the Summit, we asked you if you planned to use PowerPoint or other media. If you told us you were using PowerPoint or Google Slides, you will be added to a Lyceum course that will allow you to upload your presentation.

This Lyceum course is called MDS-2020. It will appear in all your Lyceum course list by Monday, 30 March, if you’ve told us you are using PowerPoint/Google Slides. From this Lyceum site, you can upload your MDS presentation so the CTES staff may determine if it will properly load and display during the summit.

To prevent the possibility of broken links, images should be inserted into your PowerPoint presentation and a single PowerPoint file should be uploaded to Lyceum. This includes presentations designed in Google Slides! It is highly recommended that you test your PowerPoint on a public Bates PC prior to uploading to ensure your presentation will be displayed as you intended. For more information on how to insert an image into your PowerPoint, click here.

Please name your PowerPoint file like this:




We will be putting the draft schedule up on the Summit website shortly; you can find the time and location of your presentation by consulting the schedule.

NOTE: Bates Classroom Technology does NOT support Google Slides or Keynote at the Summit.

POSTER DESIGN SERIES–Tools and Best Practices

This workshop will provide an overview of available tools for poster design, including Adobe InDesign,  Google Slides, and Canva. Topics to include templates, sources for images and graphics, and design “dos” and “don’ts.” This session is ideal for poster presenters preparing for the Mount David Summit.

All sessions will be held in Pettigrew 121. Please email Michelle Holbrook-Pronovost ( to set up a time for individual help if these session dates/times don’t work for you.


Poster Design in Google Slides:

Thursday, March 12th   12 – 1 PM

Tuesday, March 24th, 3 – 4 PM

Drop-In Last Minute Help Session:

Monday, March 30th, 4 – 6 PM

Need Help Putting Your Talk Together?

The Academic Resource Commons can help!  To find a Peer Tutor who specializes in public speaking, ask an ARC Resource Representative at the ARC front desk, or email

You’ll see “public speaking” listed as a specialty of those tutors who are best equipped to help you as you prepare your presentation.