Alternate presenters have an excellent chance of being able to present orally. ALL alternates should be prepared to present in case of last minute cancellations. You should plan to attend the Presenters/Speakers Meal the day of your session. Please be sure to attend the session to which your presentation was assigned in order to be available to make an oral presentation in case of any last minute cancellations. Though there is no assurance you will have an opportunity to give an oral presentation, if you attend at your session, and prepared to present, your presentation will be published in the FEDCON conference proceedings regardless of whether or not you were able to present your paper orally.
Alternates that are called on to present, and decline, will not have their presentation published in the FEDCON conference proceedings.