I am a PhD student in computer science and I have a paper accepted in a conference. One of my friends will record me presenting the paper during the conference and I was wondering if there are any benefits of uploading that video recording online for example on YouTube?

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    Does your conference allow you to record presentations? All that I have attended prohibit it. Nov 6, 2017 at 21:39
  • @RichardErickson I am not 100% sure, but I think I saw people doing it in previous installments of the same conference.
    – The Hiary
    Nov 6, 2017 at 21:43
  • Many IEEE conferences these days record talks themselves and put it on youtube (and embed it on the paper download page). Presumably they are seeing some value in it, but I have to admit I haven't yet watched any of the talks when downloading a paper.
    – nengel
    Nov 7, 2017 at 4:05
  • The greatest value most likely will come from watching your own performance - perhaps with your advisor or someone whose presentation style you admire - to look for ways to improve your skills. But unless you intend to share the link with specific people of groups of people, it is unlikely that your talk will be "found" by anyone. What audience would you hope to reach?
    – Floris
    Nov 7, 2017 at 9:58
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    @JeffE Meeting may limit attendee's behavior. For example, see SETAC's policy: _No attendee at a SETAC annual meeting may record, film, tape, photograph, interview or use any such media during any presentation, poster display or exhibit without the express, advance approval of the executive director of SETAC North America. This policy applies to all SETAC members, nonmembers, guests and exhibitors as well as members of the print, online or broadcast media._The page I linked to also has a link about copyright. Nov 7, 2017 at 13:48

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You need to be sure that you are allowed to record presentations—as one of the comments indicated, many conferences prohibit such behavior.

If you are allowed to do so, it's usually for personal purposes, and public postings may be limited.

On the other hand, it may be possible for you to create your own version of a "podcast" with the talk using screen capture software. You can talk through your slides in greater detail than is possible in a typical conference presentation.

That said, I don't think there will be a huge demand for such a presentation.


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