Description: The TC also helps maintain & improve technical standards indirectly by judging presentations at annual SFTE symposiums. Our criteria change with the times and are explained to each presenter upon acceptance of the paper. For technical presentations, we evaluate significance, applicability, innovation, and credibility. For program overview or operations presentations, we evaluate applicability, novelty, and applied metrics. Enjoyment, applicability & accuracy are factors for casual historical talks. We guide all presenters to improve timeliness and skills such as delivery, structure, and relevance. As there is no standing committee for this task, we usually have new judges each time and the TC regularly invites your help judging one or more sessions.
Update: The TC successfully implemented its revised presentation judging criteria that allows each hosting chapter to readily sort score sheets by whatever filters they like (e.g. best of session, best overview, historical, technical, etc.)