All Careers Conference presenters are required to register and pay for the conference. Presenters receive a discount on conference registration fees and Monday workshops. If presenters are not registered by January 3, 2014, we will assume they are not presenting and the session(s) will be cancelled.
About Session Formats and Rooms
What Are Featured Speaker Sessions
Featured Speaker presentations will be held in Ballroom B. This room will be set up theater style (chairs only) with a head table and chairs at the front. The room can hold up to 125 people.
What Are Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent sessions are 75 minutes in length. Rooms will be set up theater style (chairs only) with a head table and chairs at the front. Rooms vary in size, seating from 40 to 60 people. Room assignments are
made at the discretion of the conference coordinator. We are unable to accommodate special room setup requests due to the varying equipment needs and limited times between sessions. Check the conference program for your final room assignment.
What Are Roundtable Sessions
Roundtable sessions consist of three 20-minute time slots during a regular session block. The setting is informal and provides participants the opportunity to get a brief overview on several different topics.
No AV equipment is available at Roundtable Sessions. A moderator will be present in the room to keep time. Ten tables are available during each Roundtable Session and tables will have
signs indicating which table is yours.
All Roundtable Sessions will be held in the Senate A/B.
What Are Showcase Programs
Showcase Programs will be acknowledged during the General Session on Wednesday at 8:00 am. If you are not able to attend, please appoint someone else to receive the award on your behalf and let the conference coordinator know as soon as possible.
About Speaker Introductions
A volunteer will be assigned to make introductions at Featured Speaker Sessions. Plan to arrive a few minutes early at these sessions to speak with the volunteer who will introduce you. For other Concurrent Sessions, plan to introduce yourself. A facilitator will be assigned to
Roundtable Sessions for the purpose of timekeeping.
About Technology Equipment
Featured speaker and Concurrent sessions will be equipped with a laptop, projector, and screen. If the room is large it will have a microphone. Presenters should bring two (2) copies of their presentation on a flashdrive or CD. If you are bringing your own laptop, be sure to bring appropriate cords. We support the use of DVDs rather than video tapes.
You MUST let us know on your session proposal whether you need to run sound through the computer! We cannot guarantee appropriate sound technology for late-added requests.
No technology equipment is available during Roundtable Sessions.
Presenters are given the opportunity to have their books and resources sold in the conference bookstore open throughout the conference. For consideration, please complete the form and submit it.
Presenters are responsible for bringing enough handouts for their sessions. A photocopy machine on site is available for emergency use only. Recommended handout quantities are:
Featured Speakers 125
Showcase Sessions 50
Concurrent Sessions 40-60
Roundtable Sessions 40
Speakers are responsible for distributing session evaluation forms during their sessions, collecting them, and taking them to the conference registration desk. In sessions where there is a volunteer, the volunteer can do this. This is important! If you do not hand out the session evaluations at your session,
you will not get important feedback about your session. Evaluations have a carbon copy. You can keep the top white copy and bring the yellow carbon copy to the conference registration area.
Problems During your Presentation
If you experience AV or other difficulties during your presentation, please use the house phone located within each presentation room to call the conference registration area and someone can help you.
Presentation Files Posted on Web Site
We will be posting files from Careers Conference 2014 presentations on
the Careers Conference web site after the conference for presenters who
wish to supply their files in order to reach a broader audience. This
is entirely optional. Presenters who want their session or workshop
files posted online
(PowerPoint, Word, PDF, or Excel files), should send their electronic files by March 3, 2014.
Files should be emailed to: email@example.com
subject line: 2014 Presenter File for Web. In the body of the email, include
your session # and title, presenter name(s), and day/time of the
presentation. Files will not be edited or changed. They will be posted
they are received.
You may contact us at (800) 862-1071 if you have any questions regarding your presentation or the conference. Questions at the conference can be addressed at the conference registration table.