Log into the Speaker Service Center to update your information, upload handouts, and access additional speaker information.
The Conference Program Committee has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful in preparing for your presentation.
- How to Give a Killer Presentation -- Harvard Business Review
- A 15-Minute Guide: How to Create a Conference Presentation -- Topical MBA
- 5 BIG Tips to Become a Presentation Jedi --
Face-to-Face Presentation Skills: How to Present Like a Lion (Even if You Feel Like a Lamb) -- PLA Webinar (fee required)
Are speakers required to register for the conference?
Conference speakers who are employed by or a trustee of a library (academic, public, school, special), a library agency, or library school located in the State of Illinois are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee for the conference. Guest speakers from outside the Illinois library community will receive a one-day waiver of their registration fee.
Will AV be available?
Each program room will include a projector, screen, and WiFi access. Because internet connections in conference centers can be spotty or slow when many users are online, consider bringing a wireless hot spot if your presentation uses an online program like Google Slides. Save your slideshow in multiple formats (PDF or jpgs) just in case the Wi-Fi isn't cooperative.
Do I have to bring my own computer and adaptor?
Yes. The conference does not supply computers. Speakers whose programs require computers must bring their own device. If your device doesn't have a VGA port, please bring an appropriate adaptor. A limited number of adaptors will be available onsite.
What is the policy on handouts?
All speakers are asked to make their handouts and/or slides available for attendees to download. Handouts can be submitted using the Speaker Service Center by Monday, October 9. Speakers may provide paper copies of their handouts at their own expense. Please use your best judgment in deciding if printed handouts are necessary for your program.
Is there a space for speakers to prepare for their presentations?
A Speaker Prep Room will be available throughout the conference. Speakers may use the space to meet and prepare for their presentations.