Become a Presenter

The Ithaca College Webinar Series is pleased to present … YOU!

Want to be one of our webinar experts? The Office of Alumni and Family Engagement is seeking alumni who have expertise to share with the IC community. If you are interested, please fill out the webinar presenter form. Applications will be accepted in the following topic areas:

  • Career and Professional Development (examples: continuing education, networking, leadership, team-building, transitions, etc.)
  • Personal and Life Stages (examples: work/family and parenting, fitness, nutrition and wellness, etc.)

Once your presentation proposal is received, it will be reviewed and considered for our webinar series. If your proposal is accepted, a staff member of the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement will follow-up with you to discuss the proposal and share more details. Not all webinar proposals submitted will be selected for the series.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be paid for hosting a webinar?
No, presenters are not paid.

How long are the webinars?
Webinars are generally 45 minutes in length: approximately 30 minutes of presentation plus 15 minutes for questions.

When are they scheduled?
Webinars are generally scheduled at noon eastern time on Wednesdays.

I’ve never done a webinar before. How does the technology work?
The platform used for our webinars is Zoom. Presenters will be given an overview platform and information about what they will be required to prepare. A practice session will also be scheduled at least one week prior to the webinar.

Will you modify my presentation?
We will ask presenters to add an opening and closing slide to their presentation slides that includes general Ithaca College information. We also review your slides to make sure there will be enough time for the presentation and fits with the topic and audience agreed upon; you may be asked to modify or update your presentation accordingly.

Will the webinar be recorded?
Yes, all webinars will be recorded and posted on our past webinars page.

Who attends the webinar?
All members of the IC community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff, are invited to participate.

How do people find out about my webinar?
We will promote your webinar through email blasts and social media.

Okay. I’m ready to do this. Do you have any tips for submitting a great application?

  • Answer the questions in the Webinar Proposal Form succinctly and with as many details as possible.
  • A strong and attention-getting title and a brief description that clearly illustrates what will be covered in your webinar are highly recommended.
  • State a clear learning objective to help us understand the benefit of your presentation for our audiences.
  • We will not accept any application for a webinar intended to solely promote commercial products. You are welcome to mention your business and link to it in the description, but please keep in mind that our top priority is our audience.

Questions? Contact Gretchen Van Valen, MM '93, Interim Director of Alumni and Family Engagement, at gvanvalen@ithaca.edu.