Presenter Resources

Congratulations on having your session accepted for #ACPA19! Below you will find helpful information for presenters.

General Resources

Over the next couple of months, blog posts, webinars, microsessions and other resources will be posted to address your success as a presenter at #ACPA19.

This resource was developed to help ACPA design program sessions, meetings, materials, and other ACPA19 experiences that are accessible to all participants. The document includes information on space layout, presentation design, facilitation, and handouts and other distributed materials.

#ACPA19 PowerPoint Template


All presenters utilizing a PowerPoint slide deck should use the template as it includes important information for session attendees.

After downloading the PowerPoint file, consider the following:

  • Enter the title of your session into the title slide. This should match the title you included in the Program Proposal.
  • Copy and paste slides from an existing presentation where the slide says “Insert your presentation” or build your PowerPoint starting from that slide.

If you choose to use your own PowerPoint template, include text from the following slides into your presentation:

  • Land Acknowledgement – located after your title slide and before session content
  • Inclusive Language – located after your Land Acknowledgement slide and before session content
  • Insert Alt Text on images

  • Session Evaluation – located at the end of the presentation.

More information on Land Acknowledgment and the Indigenous People of New England

Session Marketing Template

If you are presenting at ACPA19 and want a graphic to encourage convention registrants to attend your session, consider using a template designed by the Convention Planning team. You can personalize your sessions information in this template and then share via social media.

  • Click the template link below and the image will open in a new tab. Right click and select “Save As” to save the image to your computer.
  • Copy/paste the saved .png file into your preferred design platform (Microsoft Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, etc).
  • Write information about your program session in a text box over the image in a light color (white).
  • Save the file as a .jpeg or .png file.
  • Post to social media and be sure to use #ACPA19!

Program Types

ACPA19 will include six types of programs. As you prepare, keep in mind your session type and plan your session accordingly. Additional information will be sent via email to Research Paper and Research / Practice Poster presenters.

  • Career Snapshot- 60 minutes: Presentation or skill-building session centering career development and advancement.
  • Convention Program- 60 minutes: Presentation or panel session on a specific topic.
  • Experiential Program- 75 minutes: Presentation on specific topic but includes an interactive skill-building or active learning opportunity for participants.
  • Extended Program- 150 minutes (2.5 hours): Presentation on specific topic but engages topic in deeper methods with synthesis of learning and skill-building.
  • Research Papers- 20 minutes of a 60 or 75-minute session: Presentation of emergent research in higher education in a hosted session with one or two other research papers.
  • Research & Practice Posters: Posters on display during scheduled times of ACPA19 with presentation times facilitated by the authors.

Presentation FAQ

How can I log back in and update my proposal submission?

Your email serves as your username. Upon saving your proposal, you are provided a password that allows you to log in and make changes to your submission. Use this link to log back in.

Why can’t I add an additional presenter? It says the user cannot be found.

If you are trying to add another presenter and they are not found in the system, you simply have to “register” them as a presenter. Once this is complete, it will take you back to your proposal.

Shipping Information

If you need to ship items directly to our Convention site, please utilize one of the FedEx Shipment Locations below for best convenience.

1. Located in the Sheraton opposite the Back Bay Ballroom, in the area as you are walking out into the Prudential Mall

2. Located in the Marriott on the second floor behind the elevators.
*These are both full service with regular hours 7 days a week. After hours, they are accessible with one’s room key – computers, photocopiers, faxes available w for fee w credit/debit card. Bigger jobs and poster size printing may take longer, up to 24 hours.

3. 187 Dartmouth Street: Full Service, open 24/7 across the street from the Weston and the Neiman Marcus (far end of the Copley Place Mall, out at street level and across the street)

4. Inside the Hynes Convention Center