Key Dates & General Information
Thank you for your interest and willingness to share your expertise with our audience at the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference in New Orleans! We’ve put together some guidelines and key dates for our presenters leading up to the Conference.
Did you know that workshops are the most important program element of the National Child Nutrition Conference? Attendees enjoy hearing from presenters who
- Tell stories and use pictures
- Communicate the objective of their presentation
- Share information that has practical application
- Provide factual information and resources
- Engage the audience
If you have any questions, we’re here to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 5, 2021: Call for Proposals open
September 1, 2021: Call for Proposal deadline for priority consideration
October 1, 2021: Priority applicants notified of selection
October 15, 2021: Review presenter agreement and complete the online form to confirm your participation
November 1, 2021: Conference registration opens
February 1, 2022: Presenters notified of presentation date & time
March 15, 2022: Presentations and handout PDF due
March 15, 2022: Hotel room reservation cutoff
April 19 – 21, 2022: National Child Nutrition Conference
Presenters who wish to attend the conference sessions and networking opportunities will need to register for the conference with the posted registration fees at the time of registration. Advance Registration opens on November 1, 2021.
All presenters are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel and travel expenses. The link for the discounted block of rooms will be emailed to the email provided once registered.
All presenters will be given a PowerPoint template to use for the presentation. The title slide is required for your presentation. The inside pages are recommended. The presentation slides will be made available to attendees as a PDF in the conference app.
PowerPoint Best Practices
- Keep text on page simple and short
- Include images appropriately
- Proofread and spellcheck your presentation
- Avoid product logos or branding
Presenters are asked to submit an electronic copy of their handouts in PDF form by March 15, 2022 for publishing on our conference app. Presenters are responsible for printing and providing an adequate number of handouts if they would like to provide physical copies to attendees.
Presenters will be offered standard audio-visual support which will include a podium, microphone, projector, screen, and power cord. We do not provide computers for presentations. If the presenter’s laptop requires a specific cord, then they are responsible for providing their own adapter.
Wireless internet will be available to all presenters and attendees. Please have a contingency plan in place if there is an unexpected technology issue. We recommend embedding any links or videos into your presentation.
Attendees love to be interactive during a presentation. Let’s work together to plan engagement for your session!
Here are some of our favorite ideas
- Hands up: Prepare a “Raise your hand if…” question or two to ask right off the bat to engage your audience.
- Two by Two: Have attendees pair off for an exercise or to discuss a prompt.
- Ask Questions: Ask for attendees to share what they’d like to get out of your presentation (smaller group settings).