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

All speaker and presentation material should be submitted via the MAG Speaker Portal. Login information is sent via email to each speaker individually.

December 15, 2023: 
• Signed Speaker Agreement
• Update Profile
• Headshot
• Bio
• Register for the conference
• Review the PowerPoint Guidelines
• Download the PowerPoint Template

January 19, 2024:
• Polling Questions
• Seed Questions
• Upload Draft PowerPoint

February 6, 2024:
• Upload Final Draft

February 23, 2024
• Download Speaker Graphic

Any questions, please reach out to Nicole Mills or Jennifer Mammele.

Presentation Requirements

Place presentations on MAG’s standard PowerPoint presentation templates using MAG presentation guidelines:

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
  • MAG PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines
  • Follow the MAG's Terms of Use
  • 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.

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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