This is your one-stop center for finding out what your responsibilities are as an APWA Snow Conference Speaker.
Please read all of the information presented in each of the links below and submit the requested forms by the stated deadlines.
We very much appreciate your efforts in preparing your presentation and would like to assist you in any way we are able. If you should have any questions, please contact Phyllis Muder, Project Manager at (816) 595-5211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the APWA Snow Conference website for a more complete look at the 2012 Snow Conference.
Registering for Snow Conference: As a speaker at APWA's Snow Conference, you must still register as an attendee and pay the appropriate member or non-member registration fee.. You may do this by using the regular attendee form. We will code you as a speaker once you are registered so you will receive a speaker's name badge.
If you are attending only on the day of your presentation, your registration is complimentary. You still must complete a registration form and fax it to Phyllis Muder at 816-595-5311 so that you are entered into the conference database to receive a name badge. Do not use online registration or fax your form to the number on the form - complete the form and fax it directly to Phyllis to ensure that you are not billed for a one-day registration. If you are attending the entire conference, you must pay the full registration fee - APWA does not apply single-day compensation against full registration fees.
Travel/Lodging Arrangements: You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements and covering the expenses connected with your travel to APWA's Snow Conference. Information about hotels is available on the Snow Conference website. Please make your hotel reservations early, as premium hotel space goes quickly. Click here for host city information.
Audiovisual Equipment Guidelines: Most speakers at Snow Conference use PowerPoint slides in their presentations. APWA will provide an LCD projector as standard equipment in each session room, BUT - you must bring your own laptop computer. APWA will not supply laptop computers for speakers. Fill out and submit your Audiovisual Equipment Request Form online by February 11, 2012.
If You Must Cancel: Information about your presentation has been included in marketing materials prepared to announce this conference. Registrants expect and look forward to your presentation. If at any time you become unable to honor your commitment to participate, please notify Phyllis Muder at 816-595-5211 or email@example.com. You will be asked to recruit a replacement speaker to assume your commitment.
Presentation Guidelines: APWA audiences come to Snow Conference expecting a professional level of exchange and to be able to take home information that will help their agencies provide improved public works services to their communities. The four most common complaints noted on evaluations from prior Snow Conferences are:
In response, these are the requirements we ask of you as you prepare for your presentation:
APWA will post a PDF copy of the slides for the attendees as handouts. A full copy of your PowerPoint Presentation must be submitted to APWA by April 6th, 2012 in an electronic format.
For preparation tips, review our Tips on Using PowerPoint Slides and Other Visuals. Review the Tips on Using PowerPoint Slides and Other Visualsto make sure your visuals can be seen by your audience.
If there are other speakers in your session, be sure to coordinate with them in advance to make sure that all of your presentations will fit into the assigned timeframe. If you do not have the contact information for the individuals you will be co-presenting with, please contact Phyllis Muder at 816-595-5211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also recommend that you meet with the other speakers prior to your session to load all of your presentations on to one laptop computer.
Selling from the podium can create conflict of interest problems for APWA. Presentations at APWA programs should never be advertisements for your products or services. If a product comparison is part of your presentation, disclose your financial interest in your product or service and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of competing products fairly.
We have a fast and easy way for you to submit your handouts. Simply upload your files to APWA's ftp site.
Continuing Education Project Manager
Direct phone line: (816) 595-5211