ACVIM will be hosting a Speaker Headquarters (speaker ready room) again in 2020 and on-site check-in is REQUIRED for all presenters! This is to allow for all final presentations to be uploaded into the system. All meeting rooms are provided with presentation computers and are networked to a central server located in the Speaker Headquarters. This allows for our audio-visual partner, COGENT, to feed the presentation into an additional room if the room reaches maximum capacity and we are forced to overflow the audience.
The Speaker Headquarters will be open Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 13. Open hours for the Speaker Headquarters will be posted upon finalization of schedule. Please plan on check-in at the Speaker Headquarters four hours BEFORE your presentation!
Presenters are encouraged to bring their own memory device to the Speaker Headquarters if any changes have been made to the presentation after submitting or if you would like to save an edited version from the computers in the Speaker Headquarters.
All presentations should be created in PowerPoint™. The ACVIM has created a standard PowerPoint™ template for all speakers to use. If you are creating your presentation in Prezi, on an Apple device, please ensure to include the Disclosure slide.
COGENT will be on hand in the Speaker Headquarters to assist with any questions or assist in any way possible. In addition, here are a few more things you will be able to do in this room:
- Get help with technology questions
- Check to make sure all fonts appear as expected
- Make last-minute changes to your presentation
- Ensure any video clips or sound requirements are working properly
- Print your presentation
- Meet with your co-presenters to review your presentation
When the presentation is to be given, the file will be accessed via the conference menu on the computer in the meeting room. Once the presentation is launched, you (the speaker) will control the program from the podium using a computer mouse.
The best way to ensure your success is to come by the Speaker Headquarters on site. There are technicians there ready to assist you.