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Education Session Presenter Resources


Action Items and Due Dates

Presenter notification letters were emailed in November 2021. If you are unable to present your session, contact Diana Kane; Program Manager, Education; at 703-846-0753.

    • November 15, 2021 – Log in and sign speaker agreement, complete Speaker Delivery Form, review Profile Information, update your Biography, and upload your Photo 
    • March 11, 2022 – Review all content on the Speaker Toolkit section of the AIHce EXP website
    • March 20, 2022 – If attending the conference, register for AIHce EXP by this date for the Advanced Rate
    • April 1, 2022 - Upload optional handout materials for attendees (view instructions for uploading here; if you need assistance in converting your PPT to a PDF, please click here)
    • May 23, 24, & 25, 2022 – Education Session Education program presentation dates

On-site Requirements

You are highly encouraged to check into the Speaker Ready Room at least one (1) hour prior to the start of your session.

You can use the Speaker Ready Room, which is staffed by audiovisual (AV) technicians and equipped with editing stations, to practice and tweak your presentations, review speaker biographies, and ensure the latest version of your PPT is loaded to the Presentation Management System.

Session Room Set-up and Equipment

All session rooms will be provided with a standard room set that includes:

  • Attendee seating (set theater style; physically distanced per national, state, and facility regulations)
  • Laptop (set in Presenter Mode for viewing/reading notes)
  • LCD projector
  • Screen (sized appropriately for the room)
  • 2 wireless mics
  • 1 podium mic
  • 1 wireless slide advancer, with a laser pointer (for the computer provided by AV)

All other audiovisual needs (including flipcharts, etc.) will be at the presenter’s expense and must be arranged and paid for with our exclusive audiovisual provider. Download the order form here

NOTE: there will NOT be a head table in session rooms as in a traditional layout. Instead, there will be three (3) chairs for presenters. This set encourages presenters to be more interactive with each other and the audience.

You are required to use the computers provided on-site by AIHA. These are Windows-based PCs equipped with Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 2010) and the latest versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player, and Quick Time for Windows. Other presentation programs will not be available.

PowerPoint files created on a Macintosh computer will open successfully on a PC/AIHce EXP-supplied computer. However, it is recommended that you test your files in the Speaker Ready Room prior to your session to ensure the proper display of fonts, equations, pictures, and videos. Workstations, projectors, and technical staff will be available to assist.

Presentation Central Upload​​ing

You are REQUIRED to upload electronic copies of your presentation(s) to AIHA’s Presentation Management System (click here for upload instructions) at least one hour prior to your presentation start time.  You can choose to upload prior to getting on-site or in the Speaker Ready Room on-site at the convention center. AIHA will provide computers in session rooms, upon which the relevant presentation(s) will already be loaded. You may not bring a personal computer as a way to avoid the upload requirement. Edits and updates can be made to the presentation until one (1) hour prior to the session start time.

AIHA recommends PowerPoint (PPT) for all presentations. Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and HTML files may also be used. Please be sure to use the AIHce 2022 PowerPoint Template when creating your presentation. Our PowerPoint template is set to a 16:9 ratio. If you choose to use your own template, please ensure that it is set to this format. Be advised that if you use any other format, it will not fit the screens in our session rooms. 

Presentation Best Practices

Any links to outside websites, such as for audio and video files, should be embedded into the PPT presentations​. While wireless Internet will be available, we do not recommend relying on it for any portion of your presentation. Presentation rooms will NOT be hardwired with the Internet. If you have video or audio files we recommend bringing back-up of the files on a flash drive, as well as embedding them into the PPT file. DO NOT simply link to videos, such as on YouTube or other websites, as we cannot guarantee the Internet connection.

Please see the AV staff in the on-site Speaker Ready Room to review and test your presentation(s). The computers will be the same as those in the session rooms, and the technicians can provide advice and assistance.

Music City Center (MCC) in Nashville, TN Rules & Regulations

MCC staff are responsible for the setup, change, and breakdown of all activities.

Room sets (head tables, chairs, AV, etc.) and capacities are approved in advance by the facility and the Nashville Fire Marshal. Room sets, once approved, must remain as indicated on approved floor plans or AIHA will incur change fees. Speakers and moderators agree they will not move any items (other than those brought by the speakers into the rooms) pre-set by the facility or AIHA.

Audiovisual equipment must be provided by AIHA’s exclusive provider. Requests for AV other than that outlined to presenters in advance by AIHA must be paid for by the speaker to AIHA before equipment will be provided. Speakers may not provide audiovisual equipment of any kind in their session rooms, including handheld polling devices.

Speakers may hand-carry handouts or other materials for distribution during a session (except any type of AV). No carts or dollies are permitted. If you require a cart, dolly, luggage carrier, or hand truck to carry your materials, please contact AIHA.

If you think you will need accommodations to any of the above-listed items – for any part of your session – please let AIHA staff know immediately. We are happy to work with you on a solution that will ensure the success of your session AND compliance with our contract with the MCC.

Please note: requests received after April 4 will not be accommodated.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Diana Kane, Program Manager, Education.

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