Speaker Presentation Information & Template

Deadlines for Contact Center Expo & Conference 2017 Presentations:
Presentations are due April 21st. Send final presentations to Dawn.Walton@ubm.com.

Contact Center Expo & Conference Presentation Template:
Download the Contact Center Expo & Conference Presentation Template.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Presentation MUST be submitted in 16:9 PowerPoint format – we change format to .pdf for print (see bottom of page)
  • Use event slide template – the TITLE & CLOSING SLIDE must be on the event template provided. The template is optional for all other slides, i.e., you may use your company template for the content slides.
    • 1st Slide = ICMI slide (provided in the template)
    • 2nd Slide = FINAL session title in brochure, speaker name(s),title, company (establish your credibility on topic)
    • 3rd Slide = Session Description or Agenda/Objectives (what you’re presenting/facilitating)
      • Communicate objectives and set the expectation with your audience at the beginning
      • Last Slide – “Thank you for attending this session. Please complete your session evaluation form”
      • Font size on slides = greater than 20 points – we recommend 24 point Calibri or Arial for legibility on the screen
      • # Slides– speaker should be able to address content on one slide in 3 min; otherwise, you may have too much text on the slide, graphs and charts are best on their own slide for visibility from the back of the room
        • Main Sessions = should have no more than 20 slides
        • Workshops = 60 slides MAX
        • Note: ICMI, Title slide, and Closing slide are not included in these assumptions; charts/graphs might add a few)
        • Content - rich educational content – NO sales, marketing or other inappropriate commercial content
        • Please the audience – attendees want to hear your knowledge and solid content.
        • Optional - Include a handout with tangible takeaways that is easy for attendees to implement in their centers 
          • No sales/promotional handouts are to be distributed in the conference areas (including meeting rooms). Sales literature distribution is limited to exhibitor booths only. For more information or to learn about Contact Center Expo & Conference sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact John Tatusko at jtatusko@icmi.com or click here.
          • Provide Examples – share facts, case studies, real world scenarios, etc, but refrain from using real names
          • CITE SOURCES – You are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrighted material, give credit where due

            Material Distribution

            • Pre-Conference workshop – we will provide slide handouts in hard copy format to registered attendees
            • Main Conference session - file will be converted to pdf to post on our gated online resource center for registered attendees to print/download your session

            Submit Your Presentation:

            The presentation submitted to us must be the FINAL version that you will use to present at the conference.

            Once you have your final presentation ready to submit, please follow these steps:

            • Name your final with the format of SessionNumber-SessionTitle-LastName.  For longer Session titles, please abbreviate.
              • Example:
                • Session Number: 304
                • Session Title: 4 Tips for Creating a Successful Presentation
                • Speaker Last Name: Harvey

                          File Name: 304-4TipsSuccessfulPres-Harvey.ppt

              If you encounter any issues emailing your presentation, please contact Dawn.Walton@ubm.com .

              Standard Audio/ Visual Set

              • (1) Projector and Screen (1024x768)
              •  (1) Wireless Lapel microphone 
              •  (1) Tabletop microphone
              •  (1)Podium & Podium Microphone
                • ADDITIONAL AV equipment may be requested pre-show by submitting this form by April 21st.

                     Please note:

                • No additional AV equipment will be added to a session room on site. 
                • Be sure to bring your presentation, laptop, all connectors (dongle cords), and power cables for your laptop! 
                •  Any sound included in your presentation will play directly from your speakers, please keep this in mind when adding any video or sound to your presentation. 
                •  Set-up does not include personal supplies such as masking tape, scissors, poster board, highlighters, glue, etc.
                • All presentations must be PC based. No 35mm slides or overhead transparency presentations are permitted.