Speakers Resource Center
The Conference will be held February 26 - March 5, 2015 at the MGM Grand Hotel. Attached are the floor plans of the Conference Space that WPPI will be using.
The Evaluation Process:
To be considered as a speaker, your program must be educational in nature, and remember we have a diverse audience, so your presentation content should reach out to the entire audience — ** sales presentations will not be accepted. In addition, your material should be original; otherwise, sources must be referenced. For multiple speakers, each speaker must agree to this submission. Incomplete program submissions will not be considered.
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.
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 the WPPI Conference.
For audio-visual requirements, please fill out the speaker request form online (the link is Coming Soon). 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. 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, 2015 through the speaker request form. Please send handouts to Elise McMillan at Elise.McMillan@emeraldexpo.com.
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.
Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.
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