Conference speakers receive complimentary registration to the Expo. This will give you access to the trade show floor as well as the educational seminar program. Once you have received your registration confirmation email you can access the expo registration site and purchase tickets for other expo events or programs. You can also update your registration profile.
IAAPA does not reimburse speaker travel or other expenses; we encourage you to reserve lodging as early as possible. Please visit our Hotel and Travel page for more details.
CONFERENCE LISTING, PHOTO AND, BIO
Maintain your your speaker profile name, title and company, photo, and bio are listed on the conference website and in the printed conference program. Here is how speakers can help with that:
The IAAPA Speaker Portal allows you to manage your profile on the conference pages. You can update your photo bio, title and contact information and view your session details.
PROMOTE YOUR PRESENCE
Embed our Speaker Widget on your website or email and advertise your participation as a speaker. Simply log into our Speaker Portal, click on the Speaker Widget link from the landing page, and access the widget embed code.
PRESENTATION TEMPLATE AND FORMAT
DUE DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
Use of the official conference PowerPoint template. The PPT template can be downloaded here: PowerPoint Template.
If you’re involved on a panel of speakers, please work with your session coordinator to combine presentations into one file. Please name files using the following naming convention: SessionName_SessionDay.
Bring a copy of the presentation on a USB to the session with you.
IMPORTANT: IAAPA typically makes expo conference presentations available to attendees as a downloadable PDF. These presentations are subsequently housed in the presentation archive in the members-only section of the IAAPA webpage.
If you do not wish (or you are not permitted) to make your presentation available as a downloadble PDF, please complete this short form.
IAAPA complies with all copyright laws. All articles, cartoons, graphs, etc. must have copyright permission obtained before speakers present those materials. To access free distribution of otherwise copyrighted work, visit creativecommons.org.
Here are some some helpful tips when preparing slides:
The first slide of a presentation is often referred to as the opening slide/welcome slide.
To present a good introduction, please list the following:
- Session title
- Speaker name(s), speaker title(s), and speaker company(ies)
- Avoid text heavy slides. Text-heavy slides are a distraction to the primary message.
- Avoid having more than one point per slide.
- Avoid having too many slides. Every slide should have a purpose - if a slide doesn't, cut it.
For all presentations we recommended to use IAAPA font type Calibri Light. Please avoid licensed and unique fonts that are not compatible with the standard MS Office font package.
Graphics, charts and illustrations:
- Ensure the slides are image rich, and easy to understand.
- Only use high-resolution pictures and graphics.
- Keep graphs visually clear, even if the content is complex.
Using Bullet Points and Animations
- Limit the number of bullet points in a screen to 6.
- Keep bullet points brief.
- Use slide animations and transitions sparingly.
The adult learning theory suggests that the best learning environments are the ones that are collaborative and utilize a problem-based approach.
BUILD A PRESENTATION WORTH LISTENING TO