Presentation Information and Requirements:

  • Most correspondence with presenters is through email. You may need to add the email address as well as the domain to your safe sender list so that Connections' email doesn't end up in the junk folder.

  • There are two types of presentation sessions:
    1. Concurrent sessions are one hour, single presentation, theater-style sessions.
    2. Deep Dive sessions are two hours, single presentation, theater style sessions (will include a 15 minute break).
    3. Workshop sessions are two hours, hands-on presentation, classroom sessions (will include a 15 minute break).

  • You are required to use the full allotted time for your presentation. Presenters should allow time to respond to questions, distribute & collect evaluations, and distribute Professional Development Hour labels (PDHs.)

  • Each breakout room at Connections will have a new laptop computer, projector and screen for your presentation needs. Presenters will be responsible for the acquisition, rental expense, and/or set-up of equipment not provided through Connections.

    Equipment FYI:
    • If you use a Mac you may want to bring your own laptop to connect to the provided projector. Some compatibility issues have happened in the past with the netbook failing to read a mac formatted USB drive.

    • All projectors use an HDMI connection.

  • Presenters are responsible for providing hand-out materials.

  • Applicants will be notified regarding the acceptance or rejection of their presentation proposal before the end of January. Information regarding the actual date and time of your session will be mailed mid February.

  • All related travel and hotel accommodations are the sole responsibility of the presenter.

Presenter Registration:

  • Connections will waive two registration fees per accepted presentation proposal.
  • For sessions that include more than two presenters, an invoice for $190, $115, or $90 per person will be sent to the your attention.

  • If the presentation is accepted & scheduled, confirmation of registration will be mailed to all presenters. Presenters should not use the attendee registration form!!  (this would create duplicate registrations.)

  • Registration changes: The last day to make changes to your presenter registration is March 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding billing procedures, please call (309) 438-5185.