Day Of Presenter FAQ

What is the schedule for Limmud Seattle?







6:00 pm - 6:45 pm



8:00 am - 8:45 am

Check-In / Breakfast

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm



8:45 am - 10:00 am

Session 1

7:00 pm - 11:30pm

Pub Le Mood


10:15 am - 11:30 am

Session 2

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Session A


11:30 am - 2:30 am


8:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Session B


11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Session 3


1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Session 4


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 5


4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Session 6


5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Songs of Freedom

When and where do I present?


Find your session via the schedule or presenter page. Click on the session page; your room is listed at the bottom of the page. Note: The directional in parenthesis after the room name indicates where in the venue you’ll be: North = north side of main building; South = south side of main building; East = Spartan Recreation Center, across from main building. You’ll get a map in the program booklet.

How long should my presentation be?


Sessions are 75 minutes with a 15 minute break between sessions.  We suggest allowing at least 15 minutes for Q&A – where you put that in your presentation is entirely up to you.

How many people will come to my presentation? How many photocopies should I make?


At Limmuds, no one pre-registers for specific sessions and people are encouraged to explore and even change sessions (quietly) if they want.  There is a maximum capacity for each room which will be monitored so we do not exceed fire safety codes:







Alumni (South)



Highlander (North)


Arden (South)



Horizon (South)


Aurora (South)



McAleer (South)


Ballinger (South)



Mt Rainier (North)


Cascade (East)



Northridge (South)


Cromwell (South)



Olympic (East)


Dance (East)



Ronald (South)


Hamlin (South)



Spartan (North)



We suggest that you make enough photocopies to engage the maximum number of participants (sharing is fine – especially in chavruta) but be prepared to present to any number of participants – your style may change based on those numbers.  Some of the best sessions we’ve participated in have been very small allowing for a deeper, more intimate delving into the topic.  Your attitude and preparation for all the variables is what will engage your participants.

Do I need to bring my own computer for my presentation?


Yes, you will need to bring your own computer if your presentation requires slideshows, video, etc.  It would also be very helpful to bring a video adapter to connect to the room’s projector.  Most rooms have a male VGA connection with a few rooms (Mt. Rainier, Spartan, Alumni, Ballinger) having a male HDMI connection.  We have a limited number of adapter so if you have that available to you, it would be greatly appreciated. We strongly suggest downloading content vs. relying on streaming content.

Why do I need to bring a thumb drive version of my presentation?


This is in case we are not able to connect your computer to the room’s projector. We will have one or two laptops that we can use on an emergency basis.

My session is during the long lunch (11:30 – 2:30), what does that mean? And when can I eat?


There are fewer sessions scheduled during the two time slots for lunch, but we are also providing “Session Snacks” during that time so that people can grab a quick bite and take it to a session in order to continue learning the whole day.  This means you may have a few late arrivals and/or people eating during your presentation.  It’s not a sign of disrespect, rather it shows their eagerness to participate.  Lunch spans two time slots so you will be able eat during Session 4 if you are presenting in Session 3 or vice versa.  There are also snacks available all day and sandwiches served after Session 4.

What happens if I have technical issues (e.g. the projector won’t work, the room lights won’t turn off, there are no dry erase markers for the white board, etc)?


There should be a room monitor who will be able to find the appropriate person to help solve your problem.  Alternately, someone with an “Ask Me” button (or a walkie talkie) will also be able to help.  As a last resort, you can go to the “Command Center” which is located between the Main Lobby and the North Lobby and someone should be there to help.

What happens if there is incivility in my room?


Whether you are a presenter or a participant in another session, you should remind people of the Limmud Values and encourage people to treat each other with respect and that their arguments should be “for the sake of heaven.,” i.e. to encourage learning by thoroughly exploring  a topic, vs. a zero-sum game where only one person is “right.”  The room monitor should also be on top of this but we are all participants in this Limmud so we are all responsible for each other.

Who can answer questions I might have about presenting?


From now until Friday at 3pm, contact At the festival, go to the Presenter Help Desk, which will be located near check-in.