Can a DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PRESENTATION be held at my location?
Absolutely! Although the Digital Empowerment Project frequently sponsors DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PRESENTATIONS at various locations, the bulk of my scheduling is done when others host presentations. I LOVE to travel! Touch base with me and we can work out the details.
In order to host a DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT presentation your venue needs to be suitable and comfortable for the anticipated audience. The host is required to provide a screen to project a PowerPoint presentation in such a manner that it is visible to everyone attending the presentation. If the host has a PowerPoint projector and a computer (capable of playing audio files) that is a plus but, I will bring a projector and laptop as a backup. I will also provide my own microphone and speaker system for use during the presentation should it be needed.
Is there a cost to host a DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PRESENTATION?
The short answer is typically yes – however what is important is that our message is presented to empower others. To that end, we work hard on not letting cost be a factor that would prevent anyone or any organization from hosting a presentation. For example, the presenter fee for a 2-hour parent or employee presentation is $159 (plus travel expenses). A full “day of service”, which can include a pre-presentation staff meeting, multiple student presentations during the day, culminated by an evening parent presentation. The day of service fee is $689 (plus travel expenses). We are serious – don’t let cost be the reason you don’t host a presentation.
Travel expenses are based on the distance to the event venue from Oak Harbor, Ohio. Travel expenses are built into the speaking fee for events that are within 60 miles of Oak Harbor. For distances greater than 60 miles and less than 700 miles, the travel cost is .40 cents per mile (one-way) beyond the first 60 miles. For example, if your event is being held at a location 100 miles from Oak Harbor, travel expenses are incurred for 40 miles. The travel expense cost would be $16.00 (40 x .40). Travel beyond 700 miles requires air fare and additional expenses. If an event requires that Scott secure lodging accommodations, the fee is $80 per night.
Let’s share one more example. Scott is booked for a full-day of service at a venue that is 460 miles from Oak Harbor, Ohio. The day starts at 9:00am and includes several presentations to middle and high school students in addition to a presentation to educators. The day concludes with a presentation for parents which ends at 8:30pm. Mileage is charged for 400 miles (remember the first 60 miles are included!) at .40 per mile for a total of $160. Due to the distance and event hours, Scott travels to the event location and stays the night before and the night of the presentation (2 nights at $80 per equals $160).
EVENT TOTAL COST: $1009
Full-day Speaking Fee: $689
Travel Miles: $160
How long are the DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PRESENTATIONS?
The length of a specific presentation varies. School based presentations are based on available class or assembly times. Presentations for parents or educators are almost always a minimum of two-hours although they can be up to four hours in length.
How can I stay updated on the information presented?
We work hard to ensure that our presentations are packed with the latest, timely and relevant information. We have an active FACEBOOK and TWITTER social media sites where we make available up-to-date information on how the internet is changing (and it is constantly changing).
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Where can I access immediate resources and printed material about internet safety?
One of our favorite questions! The Digital Empowerment Project is a licensed partner with the STOP, THINK and CONNECT campaign as part of the National Cyber Security Alliance. You can access important internet safety resources at the following links:
How can I help the DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT?
We are so glad you asked! While our presentations are packed and ready to go, we have a ton of work to do in getting our FACEBOOK and TWITTER social media sites where we want them to be (filled with helpful information). We need your help to have the greatest impact! If you are interested in making a difference, no matter what your skill level is, PLEASE consider joining our team. Contact us so we discuss how you can help. THANK YOU!