Become A Peer Presenter

Presenters get a $500 discount off the registration price.

If you are attending our event, you are likely doing some pretty some pretty awesome work! We would love to learn more and hear about it. And so do your peer attendees. If you are able to share, check out the details below for some structure.

Questions to think about:

  • What is the topic of your presentation?
  • What are the key things you intend to communicate during your presentation?
  • What software/hardware tools would you focus around?
  • What makes your topic something other editors would be interested in?

Past presentations have included:

  • Producing from the Editor’s Chair: The Hurricane Katrina Project
  • Documentary Work and Workflow
  • Building the Emmy Red Carpet Promo in Media Composer
  • Case Study: Editors transitioning to a Producer’s Role

Pick your own tools! 
While Editors’ Retreat is platform agnostic, favoring no specific tool over another, the Peer Presentations are permitted for skilled editors to show/mention their favorite choices and tools in completing their work.

Session information and tips
These presentations are limited to 60 minutes (be aware of this as you suggest and plan your presentation.)  Aim for exciting topics that you think your colleagues would find interesting, informative, revolutionary or evolutionary.

Be concise
Like editing, being concise is critical. Between now and the conference, you may find your session evolves and changes. This is very normal for this sort of presentation.
Don’t worry about running out of time, instead make sure you’re prepared.
We’ve had excellent speakers in the past; the major criticisms have generally been:

  • Speaker could have gone longer
  • Speaker wasn’t focused.

​Both of these are symptoms of the same problem. The key to a good presentation is planning and pacing for the duration of your talk.

After your Session is approved, we’ll come back to you for greater detail.
Once accepted, we’re looking for a bulleted outline approximately 20 days prior to the editors retreat. Approximately one concept per five minutes (or more), with about 12 general items.

Apply here