Speaker Resources

Thank you for your commitment to speak at Prospect Development 2024, in Seattle. Following are deadlines, travel information and answers to frequently asked questions to make your participation as smooth and fulfilling as possible. 

PD Speaker Marketing Kit: Speaker Marketing Kit coming soon! 

PD2024 Powerpoint Template: Download

Data Science Now 2024 Powerpoint Template: Download

Mark Your Calendar for Important Dates

  • Monday, January 8: Call for speakers opens
  • Friday, February 16: Call for speakers closes
  • Late March: Speakers notified of session status and speaker compensation survey opens
  • Monday, April 1: Speakers confirm session acceptance and speaker compensation survey closes
  • Mid-April: Registration opens
  • Wednesday, July 3: Email draft PowerPoint to speaker liaison (assigned in April) & schedule call to discuss
  • Wednesday, July 10: Speaker orientation webinar
  • Wednesday, July 17: All final session PowerPoint presentations and handouts to be uploaded.  
  • Tuesday, August 20 –  Friday, August 23: Prospect Development 2024, Seattle, Washington

Useful Tips to Make Your Presentation Effective

  • Know your audience
  • Identify the key point you want to convey on each slide
  • Limit the amount of text or information displayed on each slide
  • Create slides to highlight your presentation, not to duplicate exactly what you will say
  • Use a large font size (at least 12 pt) — black font is recommended. Remember that those sitting in the back of the room should still be able to read your slides
  • Consider asking questions throughout your presentation rather than ending with “Questions?”
  • Practice. Practice. Practice.

How Do I Submit My Final PowerPoint Presentation and Handouts?

To upload your PowerPoint presentation slide deck please reference the instructions below:

  • Download the Official Prospect Development 2024 PowerPoint Template
  • Download the Official Data Science Now 2024 PowerPoint Tempalte
  • To upload your PowerPoint presentation, click on the direct link to your abstract, included in your abstract confirmation letter or accessible through the Slayte system.
  • Log in to edit your abstract 
  • Click “revise/edit” in the upper right-hand corner
  • Click “upload” to upload your PowerPoint file, and click "browse" to find your file
  • Under the “source type” drop-down menu, please choose “PowerPoint”
  • Click "add" to upload your PDF file, and click "choose files" to find your file 
  • Click “proceed with uploaded files”
  • Apra will only make the PDF version of your presentation available to attendees, but we ask that you upload BOTH a PowerPoint version and a PDF version of your presentation
  • If you update your presentation after the presentation/handout deadlines, please upload the new version with a new filename immediately (Title_v2). 

If you have any questions about your presentation, contact speakers@aprahome.org.

Speaker Orientation: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

To help you prepare for your responsibilities as a speaker at Prospect Development 2024, Apra Headquarters will host a speaker orientation webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. This webinar provides an overview of the conference experience as a speaker, including logistics and preparation needs.

Hotel & Travel

More information coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I promote my session?
To help you market your presentation and encourage your peers to attend your session, please use the PD Speaker Marketing Kit, coming soon!

Do I need to register for Prospect Development 2024?
All speakers are responsible for completing their registration for the conference. Registration will be available in April 2024. You are responsible for the cost of your conference registration (unless otherwise indicated by Apra). If you have any questions, contact speakers@aprahome.org.

Do I need to make my hotel reservation?
You are responsible for your own travel and hotel arrangements and expenses (unless otherwise indicated by Apra). Details are listed above under the "Hotel and Travel Information" headline.

How do I confirm my participation as a speaker at the Apra Conference?
Speakers are required to electronically confirm their participation as a speaker. Please reference the instructions in your speaker confirmation letter, or speakers@aprahome.org.

What A/V equipment will be available in my presentation room?
All rooms are equipped with a LCD projector, projection screen, a wireless slide advancer, wired lavaliere microphone and wireless internet. Additional microphones will be available for sessions with multiple speakers. 

All session rooms will have Wi-Fi internet access. 

Please note: all breakout session rooms will be equipped with laptops with Microsoft Office 2013. Make sure to bring your presentation on a USB flash drive. 

How do I update my presentation information?
Apra Headquarters has sent you the information we currently have on file specific to your session(s).

Please note: Your abstract and biography may have been edited for style and consistency for our marketing collateral.

To submit changes to the session information you received from Apra Headquarters or add a new co-presenter, you must contact speakers@aprahome.org and submit your updated session information to be included on the Apra website. Session edits will be updated on the website within five business days.

How do I update my profile?
Please take the time to update your profile including company and contact information. This ensures you will receive all important communications regarding your session and guarantees your profile is mobile friendly for the mobile app.

  1. Access the menu in the upper right-hand corner and select "My Profile"
  2. Click the button "Account". Remember to hit save!

This year, we'd like to feature speakers' photos along with their session. If you do not already have a photo uploaded to your profile, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Access the menu in the upper right-hand corner and select "My Profile"
  2. Click the "Add Image" button within the "Overview" box.
  3. Click browse to find your photo, then click "Upload Image".
  4. You should now see your head shot in the "Overview" section.

How can attendees view information about my session?
Session information coming soon. 

When will evaluation results be distributed?
Apra will be collecting evaluations via the mobile app. Apra Headquarters will distribute the electronic session evaluation results via email to speakers four to six weeks after the conference.