Speaker Information

Thank for you being a valued MAG partner and agreeing to share your expertise and insights with our conference attendees. 

Check this page often for the latest updates and guidelines for your presentation.

Important Deadlines

December 15: Speaker Bios, Headshots and Speaker Agreements due
January 6: PowerPoint submissions and handouts due
January 20: Deadline for speakers to register
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Presentation Requirements

Utilize MAG guidelines along with the MAG’s standard PowerPoint presentation templates:

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

  • Organization: Presentation includes -- beginning (title, introduction); middle (informational); and end (summary/conclusion)
  • Objective: Convey the necessary message, information and is it suitable for the target audience
  • Emphasize one point per slide and ensure you haven't crammed too much text on a slide
  • Legible text: Minimum words on each slides, serving as cues for elaboration

  • Select graphics, images, charts, tables and audio/video clips that enhance content delivery. Ensure charts, tables, artwork, or audio/video clips help illustrate key data.     
  • Avoid: Animations, Slide Timing and Transitions, Word Art Object animation
    • Slides automatically advance when webcast starts if "Use Timings" is enabled and saved on any slide.
    • Hidden slides will convert and display in Studio
Your company logo may be inserted only on the Introduction page of the presentation
  • Commercial logos and marketing messages are prohibited in presentations.
If you are using a video in your presentation, DO NOT embed the video. Please send the video 72 hours in advance of recording session or live event. Consideration when including a video: attendees screen will be around ¼ your full screen view during the presentation.

Include:
✔ Educational content
✔ Vendor-neutral information
✔ Use case examples/call-to-action recommendations
✔ Your contact information on closing slide

Avoid:
⊘ Company overview slides 
⊘ Specific details about products your company sells
⊘ Product pricing or business pitches

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