Presenter Resources

Congratulations on having your session accepted for presentation at the 2018 annual convention in Houston, 11-14 March, 2017! Please review the information below for helpful information for presenters. Use the list below to skip to different sections of the page.

Professional Development Webinars
Micro Sessions
General Resources
Commonly Asked Questions About Presenting at #ACPA18
Information about Specific Session Types

Proposal Development Webinars

The #ACPA18 Program Team will host one webinar to review important information for presenters. This webinar will be recorded and posted here for those unable to attend.

This webinar will be hosted in mid-January.

Micro Sessions

These brief videos will cover a number of topics that are essential for your success as a presenter at #ACPA18.

General Resources

Commonly Asked Questions about Presenting at #ACPA18

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

Your email serves as your username. Upon saving your proposal, you will be provided with a password that will allow 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 that 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.

Information about Specific Session Types

If you are presenting any of the session types below, please click on the heading to read more about your session.

Spotlight Sessions

Spotlight Sessions are 30 minutes in length. This year, Spotlight Sessions will be in their own unique educational session block, so there will only be Spotlight Sessions happening during that time. The Spotlight Session educational block is only 30 minutes long. This means that unlike in some previous years, Spotlight Session presenters will not be paired with another presentation.

Extended Sessions

Your session will cover two educational session blocks, totaling 2 hours and fifteen minutes. As you work to prepare for your presentation in Houston, please keep in mind that extended sessions are designed to improve attendees’ competency in one specific area over a full two-hour block. Please be sure that you have planned to use this entire time effectively, as participants will be expecting a session that spans the entire time.

Competency-Based Sessions

Your session has been selected as a competency-based session; this means that you will have a 75-minute session instead of the regular 60-minute session. As you prepare your program, please keep in mind both the competency and level (foundational, intermediate, advanced) that you indicated on your proposal.

Research Papers

You will be provided 20 minutes to present your research paper and its findings along with two other papers scheduled in the same block.  We have worked to group papers by a common theme, based upon information provided in your abstracts and proposals. Every session will have a “Discussant,” an individual who will introduce each paper and facilitate the session.  By agreeing to present your paper, you will commit to having a journal-length manuscript (no more than 7,000 words including references) on your proposed topic completed in full by early February 2018.  You will submit your paper to your assigned discussant, who will review all of the papers in the assigned research paper block and provide both oral and written feedback to the authors. Please note that individuals cannot submit full Master’s theses or doctoral dissertations as their research papers.  More details will be sent to you about how to submit your paper to your discussant in late January 2018.

Research and Practice Posters

Poster presenters have the opportunity to display their research or practice focused poster during the convention. Poster display area is a maximum of 48 inches (121cm) wide by 36 inches (91 cm) high. Please be sure that your poster does not exceed these dimensions. There will be a time during convention that presenters are asked to staff the poster area so that attendees may interact with them and ask questions. Date/time information will be posted soon.

Genius Labs

Your Genius Lab session is twenty minutes. Genius Labs will take place in a convention center room located near the Social Media Command Center (different from previous conventions), allowing for a more accessible learning space.

PechaKucha Powered by ACPA

PechaKucha Powered by ACPA (PKs) sessions are to be 20 slides, with 20 seconds (6 minutes, 40 second in total) allotted for each slide. PKs should be crafted using PowerPoint only (slides should be timed – 20 seconds each). Please note that you will not be able to use Keynote or Prezi. Each slide should be a piece of your story/presentation, with limited text. Consider using images that help you share your story/presentation. Be sure to consider intellectual property/copyright when selecting images. This year, PKs will be held in a smaller, more intimate setting in a room that accommodates approximately 175 attendees. Pre-Convention – There will be an electronic (online) run-through all PK presentations with presenters so that you can practice and receive constructive feedback. Therefore, it is important to come prepared with a script and a PowerPoint ready to present / practice. Stay tuned for further details on days, times, etc.  Date and time to be shared soon. At Convention – There will be time and a place for us to do a live, in-person practice run through of your PK.  Stay tuned for further details.