Yes, all presenters, panelists and facilitators are required to register online in advance of the conference. Presenters must register and pay their conference fee by July 18 to avoid potential session cancellation.
All higher ed concurrent session presenters are entitled to $105 off the member price for full registration until the advanced registration deadline. For more information on fee policies, visit the conference registration page.
Corporate presenters do not receive any registration discounts.
No, registration fee discounts are not transferable to non-presenters.
All attendees must be registered for the conference in order to attend any session.
Presenter additions or changes can be made until July 18. After that time, conference materials will be printed. No additional presenter registrations will be allowed.
Other than the registration fee discount described above, CUPA-HR does not provide assistance with travel or any other conference-related presenter expenses.
Presenters will be assigned a 60 minute timeslot for their session. Your preferred presentation length cannot be guaranteed so you will need to adjust your presentation accordingly. When preparing your presentation, be mindful that presentations should allow 10-15 minutes for questions and answers. Attendees will expect a full, robust presentation from which they can take away new and valuable information, and are very displeased when sessions end early.
CUPA-HR recommends very limited use of reports in presentations. Reports do not show well, and attendees who are not in the first few rows of your session will not see the details. If your presentation requires use of reports, be sure to submit an addendum to your presentation with full page snapshots of the reports so that attendees can download and bring them to your session.
All presentations must be submitted by August 28 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your file is too large to send via email, alternate arrangements will be recommended. See the “For All Presenters” page for more information.
Sessions and conference activities will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.
Final presentation materials are due no later than August 28. CUPA-HR may review your materials, and will contact you should edits be required. Edited versions must be submitted within one week of notice.
Yes, the conference will feature one speaker ready room at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Room 301. This room will be equipped with full standard AV setup. The room is available in 30-minute increments during conference hours. In order to accommodate practice sessions for all presenters, we ask that you limit your practice time to no more than 60 minutes. Additional information coming soon.
You are required to meet the designated August 28 final deadline. Once you submit your presentation, it must go through the review/edit process, and then be converted to handout form and posted. Conference registrants expect to be able to download the final version of presentations before leaving for the conference, and are not pleased when their handout does not match the presentation.
CUPA-HR will submit the entire conference program to the HR Certification Institute and Society for Human Resource Management. If approved, CEU forms will be available on the conference handout site on Tuesday, October 9.
E-mail CUPA-HR at email@example.com.
Yes. The Twitter hashtag for the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2018 is #cupahr18. You can use this hashtag when tweeting about your conference session.
No. CUPA-HR does not provide laptops for presenters. You must bring your own laptop, with the presentation fully loaded. We suggest you bring a back-up copy of the presentation on one or two USB devices, in the event something malfunctions with your laptop.
All session rooms will have WiFi connectivity, but if you are using the connection to incorporate video or other high bandwidth activities, we advise that the you order and pay for higher levels of connectivity to ensure your presentation runs smoothly. To order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multimedia may be used in your presentation, but we do recommend that you verify on-site that it works smoothly on your equipment. Be mindful of restrictions or licensing required for use of music or video as CUPA-HR will not cover the cost of licensing.
One projection unit with screen that is compatible with the size of the room
Standard cables to connect a PC to the projection unit (Presenters using Apple products and tablet devices are advised to bring their own adapter cables to connect to the projector)
One remote control for the projection unit
One wireless handheld microphone
Two wireless lavaliere microphones
Additional requests must be included in your proposal application for consideration for approval and will come at an extra cost
Yes, but only if requested in advance. If you did not include a request in your proposal, please e-mail email@example.com by August 28 with your request.
Yes, CUPA-HR will have association and AV staff on site to visit your session room prior to your session.