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2020 Annual Conference Speakers

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Important Deadlines

June 26: Speaker Bios and Headshots due

July 1:
 
Special A/V requests due to MAG Staff

June 26: Deadline for speakers to register 

August 15: 
PPTs submissions and handouts for all sessions are due to MAG staff 

August 25:
 Hotel Discounted Rate Ends 

August 28: Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 14: Last day to register online for the 2020 Annual Conference

Questions? Please contact MAG Staff, Lisa Mercurio

Audio Visual

General Session Room & Wednesday Merchant Only Rooms include the following A/V:
•  LCD projector for PowerPoint presentations
•  Projection screen
•  Podium microphone
•  Lavaliere(s) microphone
•  Window’s Based Laptop
•  Wireless clicker
•  Handheld microphones for Q&A
•  Confidence Monitor
•  Speakers
•  Countdown Timer

Education Session Rooms include the following A/V:
•  LCD  projector for PowerPoint presentations
•  Projection screen
•  Podium microphone
•  Lavaliere(s) microphone
•  Window’s Based Laptop
•  Wireless clicker
•  Handheld microphones for Q&A
•  Confidence Monitor
•  Speakers
•  Countdown timer

Sponsor Breakout Session Rooms include the following A/V:
•  LCD  projector for PowerPoint presentations
•  Projection screen
•  Podium microphone
•  One Lavaliere microphone
•  Window’s Based Laptop
•  Wireless clicker
•  Speakers 
•  Countdown Timer

PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines and Requirements

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020

PPT Templates for MYC2020 Speakers:

  • PowerPoints should use a 16:9 format 
  • Speakers are encouraged to use the presentation template provided by the MAG.
  • PowerPoint template will be available soon.
  • Make sure the first slide of the presentation includes the title of the presentation and names of the presenters.
  • Your company logo may be inserted only on the Introduction page of the presentation
  • Commercial logos and marketing messages are prohibited in presentations. Please be sure there are no product details or business pitches.

PPT Templates for Tech Forum Speakers:

  • PowerPoints should use a 16:9 format 
  • Speakers are encouraged to use the presentation template provided by the MAG.
  • PowerPoint template will be available soon.
  • Make sure the first slide of the presentation includes the title of the presentation and names of the presenters.
  • Your company logo may be inserted only on the Introduction page of the presentation
  • Commercial logos and marketing messages are prohibited in presentations. Please be sure there are no product details or business pitches.

VIDEO: If presentation includes video, it must be embedded into the presentation, meaning the video “lives” inside the presentation. Please make sure the presentation and video have been tested and both work fine. Presenters using video are required to notify the MAG staff by July 1st with special AV needs.

All documents for electronic handouts are due to the MAG staff by July 1st.


While all PowerPoints are required to be turned in by August 15, we encourage all speakers to bring a back-up of their presentation on an USB flash drive/memory stick. All videos should be an .avi or .mpg (not .mov) format so they run properly.

Tips and Tricks for presentation:

  • Have no more than six lines of text per slide and not more than six words per line.
  • Replace words with images wherever possible.
  • Graphics are easier to read than tables of information.
  • Use light type and graphics on a dark background. 
  • Don’t use borders or frame lines in your projected image. 

MAG retains control over the presentation of sessions, topics, and materials, and all session materials are the property of MAG.

Speaker General Information

Attire 
The conference dress code is business-casual. When planning your outfit please be aware that speakers may wear a tie and jacket, and that some stage sets include a panel table with a drape and others are just chairs without anything between the speakers and the audience.  

Consent of photographic/video images 
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MAG meetings and other events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MAG's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities. 

Cancellations/Changes

If for any reason you are unable to present, the MAG must be informed of all cancellations or changes immediately up to the time of your presentation. Please notify the MAG as soon as possible.  


QUESTIONS? Please contact Lisa Mercurio.

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