Tips for a Good Conference Talk

Jennifer Widom, May 2005

Here's some advice I sent to the SIGMOD '05 conference speakers (I was PC Chair). Some of the points were inspired by a SIGMOD 1995 note-to-speakers from that year's PC Chair Mike Carey, who in turn attributes Marianne Winslett and Catriel Beeri.
Most of all, have fun, and remember -- your talk serves as an advertisement for your work and your paper.