Presenter Resources

Congratulations on having your session accepted for #ACPA20! Over the coming months additional resources will be posted to address your success as a presenter at #ACPA20. Below you will find helpful information for presenters.

Land Acknowledgement

It is an expectation of presenters that they will acknowledge the land and space being utilized for the Annual Convention and will reflect in the session why this acknowledgement is important. Please include the land acknowledgement slides included in the #ACPA20 PowerPoint Template in your presentation.  Visit the #ACPA20 Land Acknowledgement webpage for more information.

Inclusive Language

As a welcoming and inclusive organization we ask that you use equitable and inclusive practices in language at Convention and in preparation for program sessions. Visit the Inclusive Language webpage for more information.

Inclusive Presentations and Meetings

This resource was developed to help ACPA design program sessions, meetings, materials, and other ACPA20 experiences that are accessible to all participants. The document includes information on space layout, presentation design, facilitation, and handouts and other distributed materials. Visit the Inclusive Presentations and Meetings webpage for more information.

#ACPA20 PowerPoint Template

PowerPoint Template Coming Soon!  

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 – this will be located after your title slide and before session content
  • Inclusive Language – this will be located after your Land Acknowledgement slide and before session content
  • Insert Alt Text on images – in PowerPoint select “Picture Format” and “Alt Text” to add a statement that describes the image.
  • Session Evaluation – this will be located at the end of the presentation.

Session Marketing Template

Session Marketing Template Coming Soon!  

If you are presenting at ACPA20 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 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.
  • Save the file as a .jpeg or .png file.
  • Post to social media and be sure to use #ACPA20!

Program Types

ACPA20 will include six types of programs. As you prepare, keep in mind your session type and plan your session accordingly. 

  • 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 of a specific topic but includes an interactive skill-building or active learning opportunity for participants.
  • 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 ACPA20 with presentation times facilitated by the authors.
  • Pre-Convention Workshops: Workshops taking place the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning before Convention that provide an in-depth discussion on current and emerging topics that transform higher education. 

Shipping Information

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

  1. The UPS Store located in Music City Center on Level 2.  
  2. The UPS Store located in the Omni Nashville Hotel on Floor 3.