Speakers Resource Center
The Conference will be held February 27 - March 6, 2014 at the MGM Grand Hotel. Attached are the floor plans of the Conference Space that WPPI will be using.
Speaker Deadlines Checklist:
Your Commitment to Speak:
It is an honor and a privilege to be asked to speak at a WPPI conference. By sharing your expertise, you make a valuable contribution to the profession’s field of knowledge and to the individual learning of our participants.
WPPI requires a complete title, description, headshot, biography and complete panel when you submit your presentation online. Please also include any sponsorship details. Please email these items to Jason Groupp if you have not already submitted these items.
What is the dress attire for the conference?
Business or business casual is appropriate for the conference.
Conference Hours and Schedule
Click here to view the full listing of the seminar schedule.
When Do I Need to Arrive to My Seminar?
It is very important to stop by the Speaker Ready Room to pick up your badge, check-in and receive conference registration materials. Plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your session in order to allow time for check-in. You will have 30 minutes prior to your session to set up. If you require additional time, please contact us at WPPIConference@emeraldexpo.com.
For audiovisual requirements, please fill out the speaker request form online. The standard set in each room will be an LCD projector, appropriate number of microphones and screen. Speakers should bring their own laptop. If you are using a Mac laptop, please note it is your responsibility to provide the Mac adapter.
Speaker Ready Room, Registration and Badges
The Speaker Ready Room will be Room 207 at MGM Conference Center and it will be open from Saturday through Thursday. It is very important to stop by the Speaker Ready Room to pick up your badge, check-in and receive conference registration materials. Plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your session in order to allow time for check-in. Please arrive at your session room at least 15 minutes before your scheduled presentation time to get yourself organized and situated for an on time start.
Click here for a few helpful hints for speaking at a conference.
Where do I submit speaker handouts?
We will not be distributing handouts in an effort to be green. We will make the handouts available to attendees via WPPI Planner. Please upload your handout before February 1, 2014 through the speaker request form at:
Will Internet access be available?
Wi-Fi internet will not be provided. Please plan your presentation without internet access.
Shipping to the MGM Grand
Due to the high cost of labor at MGM Grand, we recommend you hand carry your items into the Conference Hall. If you must ship items in advance, please contact WPPIConference@emeraldexpo.com. Please note, all shipping and handling costs will be the responsibility of the speaker.
Emerald Expositions billing/payment methods have changed as of July 2009. Speakers will not receive payment on show site. If you will be receiving a speaker fee from WPPI, we are required to have you complete a W-9 tax form and Bank Details Form no later than December 27, 2013. The forms, included with your speaker contract, must be filled out for the person or company that is receiving the payment. Please note Emerald policy is net 75 from the day the payment is approved after the event.
Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.
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