For Speakers


Note: You are not required to upload your PowerPoint presentation via MIRA. Those giving an oral presentation will have to bring their slideshow files to the Convention on their laptop or a USB flash drive as a backup.

Other Requirements

In order to be included in the Final program, the forms below are due August 11, 2016

Laptops will not be provided for presentations.

Visual aids are encouraged in the form of Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows, and presenters are urged to bring the slideshow files to the Convention on your own laptop, or a USB flash drive as a backup. Plan to bring the files associated with your presentation directly to the session room. By arriving early, presenters will have the opportunity to ensure that their files load and appear as expected during the session.

When preparing PowerPoint files for your presentation, try to save the slideshow in a reverse-compatible format. Check with your moderator or session coordinator to verify if they will have a laptop for you, they may be utilizing an earlier version of Microsoft Office, and therefore, may not be able to open or display certain files optimally that are created in a newer version.

Please arrive at the session room approximately 15-30 minutes before the start time. This will provide you with an opportunity to meet your session chair/moderator, and make certain that your PowerPoint slide is appearing correctly.

Keep in mind that Conference staff are not available to print supplemental materials or visual aids. Presenters are responsible for these items, so please arrive prepared.

Important Note:
If for any reason you are unable to attend the Convention and deliver your presentation, it is your responsibility to contact the appropriate session coordinator or Conference organizer to make alternative arrangements.

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