Presenter Resources

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Presenter Resources

Please refer to the following information as you prepare for IETC. We hope these resources make your speaking experience smooth and enjoyable.

Session Details

The full IETC 2022 schedule can be viewed here. Please note the following session format lengths:

  • Breakout sessions (50 minutes)
  • Workshops (1 hour and 50 minutes) 
  • Exhibitor Partner Product sessions (30 minutes)

If you find any errors in your session listing (including times, format, description, or listed presenters), please contact Brian Bates at bbates@ltcillinois.org.

NEW: This year’s conference will utilize badge scanning to track session attendance (for the purpose of awarding professional development credit).

An IETC Committee member or Volunteer will scan attendees as they enter your session. You will not need to take attendance.

Registration & On-Site Check-In

Registration

All IETC 2022 presenters must register as attendees. 

Lead presenters will receive complimentary registration, including access to paid workshops. A discount code has been provided to you in your proposal acceptance email. When using this code, please select “Invoice Me” when prompted.

All co-presenters are responsible for paying appropriate registration fees.

Check-In

Upon arrival at the Bank of Springfield Center, visit the Check-In Booth to obtain your badge and other presenter resources. If you have any questions, you can visit this booth throughout the day for assistance from an IETC Committee member.

Presenter Recommendations

As you prepare your presentations, please consider the following:

  • Plan Out your Presentation: Practice your presentation in full before arriving. Time yourself to ensure you are not exceeding your allotted session period. At the same time, don’t rush yourself. One slide every 2-3 minutes of presentation should provide adequate pacing for your audience.
  • Keep It SimpleUse simple, easy-to-understand graphics that can easily interpreted at a distance. Cite your image sources.
  • Minimize TextKeep text on your slides to a minimum. Slides should enhance the presenter, not compete with them.
  • Maximize Visibility: For both graphics and text, always use high contrast color. Black text on a white background is best for all viewers.
  • Share in AdvanceMake your presentation available before you begin so participants can follow on their own device.
  • Keep an Eye on the TimeAs a courtesy to the next presenter and their need to set-up, please end your session on time and continue any networking conversations outside the presentation space.

AV Equipment & Room Setup

All breakout session rooms at the BOS Center will contain the following AV equipment and room setup:

  • Classroom-style seating
  • Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Presenter Wi-Fi

The following items will not be provided and will be the responsibility of the presenter:

  • Personal laptop with presentation
  • Speakers for sound/video (if needed)
  • Appropriate HDMI or VGA adapter to connect laptop to projector
  • Any other electronics or adapters

Social Media Promotion Assets

More information coming soon.

Conference App

More information coming soon.

Important Deadlines

To ensure you have a successful and minimally-stressful presenter experience, please keep the following deadlines in mind:

Registration

IETC 2022 registration closes on October 17.

All IETC 2022 presenters must register as attendees. See above for details on complimentary lead presenter registration and co-presenter registration.

Submit Presentation Slides & Resources

All presentation slide decks and associated resources must be submitted to Brian Bates (bbates@ltcillinois.org) no later than October 21, 2022.

Book a Hotel Room

IETC 2022 attendees and presenters can take advantage of special pricing at two hotels in downtown Springfield within a block of the BOS Center – the Wyndham Springfield City Centre & the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

Special hotel rates end October 11 & 12. Visit the Attendee page for information on rates and booking instructions.

Questions? Concerns?

For assistance leading up to the conference, contact Brian Bates at bbates@ltcillinois.org.

If you need help during the conference, please visit the Check-In Booth in the BOS Center lobby or the Help Desk (lower floor) for assistance.