Information for Session & Workshop Chairs

Information for Session & Workshop Chairs

Thank you for serving as a Session Chair for the 2017 Annual Conference! The sessions and workshops are the heart of the conference.  With more than 120 speakers and presenters that means you – the Session Chair(s) – are one of the most important parts of a successful conference.    The Conference Committee and your program coordinator are committed to helping you in any way we can to make your session or workshop as smooth and...

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Information for Session & Workshop Chairs

Information for Session & Workshop Chairs

Thank you for serving as a Session Chair for the 2016 Annual Conference! Much of the success of the conference rests on the efficient and consistent execution of our presentations, workshops and sessions. We know that a well-prepared Session Chair can help ensure that the speakers give high quality, trouble-free talks and that the audience appreciates the entire session.  Your program coordinator can guide you through the logistics, and also...

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Tips for Speakers

Tips for Speakers

Most of us cringe at the idea of standing in front of an audience of strangers to speak, but there are a number of things to keep in mind that can make the experience more bearable and possibly even enjoyable. The most important tip: The audience is on your side.  They want you to do well.  This is your party and these are your guests – enjoy yourself!   SPEAKING Have a beginning, middle and end to your talk. Preferably make the end...

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