Speaker Resources

On behalf of the Conference Content Task Force, thank you for agreeing to be an important part of the 88th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration. Specific information is needed from each presenter. Deadlines, supporting materials, and resources are detailed on this page.

Biographies of all presenters and a timed outline are to be submitted no later than June 10. Full final presentations are due by August 5, 2022. Further details are below.

Contact Conference Task Force staff co-liaison at ritter@iaao.org or 816-701-8161 with any questions.

Each speaker should have received an email confirmation of their presentation acceptance. Utilizing the email link provided (sample: Administrators of IAAO Annual Conference 2022 editors-conference2022-4digit#@dciaao.bepress.com):

by June 10, EACH PRESENTER in the session should submit a brief biography (for introduction in the session and the mobile app)

by June 10, the main presenter (defined as the person listed as submitting during the Call for Presentation) should submit a Timed Outline of the presentation.


Sample of Timed Outline


By August 5, presenters must submit the final slide presentation and any narrative / paper utilizing this link.

A slide template is provided for use in conference education sessions.
The template should not be altered. It is suggested that you include speaker(s) name, jurisdiction(s) / company(ies) and contact information on the final slide.

Speaker Prep Video Series

The IAAO Speaker PREP video series is available for conference presenters. Check out the series and put these practical, usable, public-speaking strategies into action during your conference presentation.


Welcome to the Speaker PREP Series! In the following videos, you'll learn practical, usable tips for any public speaking engagement.


Empathy is the key to public speaking effectiveness! Learn how you can show your audience that you are thinking of them.


Learn the 4 phases of practicing for a public speaking event and how to approach each phase!
Link to the practice log: https://www.iaao.org/media/Education/PracticeLog.pdf


Even the most experienced public speakers get nervous. Learn how to work WITH your nerves - not against them!
Link to the Coping Strategies PDF: https://www.iaao.org/media/Education/CopingWithNerves.pdf


If you could have coverage for if and when things go wrong in your presentation, wouldn't you? Learn how to handle three of the most common mishaps like a public speaking pro!
Link to the First Aid Kit Checklist: https://www.iaao.org/media/Education/FirstAidKitChecklist.pdf

Register for the conference. Friday, July 15 is the Early Bird Deadline for the lowest rate.

All presenters are expected to register for the conference. A discount of $200 off the current posted full conference rate is available to a limited number of presenters. An email with a discount code was sent in late April. Include this code when registering either online or by hard copy. (Other discounts e.g. exhibitor and volunteer take precedence. The discount does not apply for one-day registration.)

Election campaigning

Speakers and moderators should not endorse candidates or potential candidates or have campaign materials visible during their session.
IAAO Bylaws 7.5.F. “Members doing IAAO business, such as IAAO instructor or committee member assignments, shall not engage in any political activity on behalf of themselves or other IAAO candidates when on an instructing assignment or when representing IAAO.”

In Boston at the Conference

Check in at the Speaker Ready Room 30 minutes before your session is set to begin. The location is Room # 301 at the Hynes Center. Conference Content Task Force members will be available to greet you and provide any last-minute guidance.

Standard set-up for education session rooms will be:
  • Podium with microphone
  • Lavaliere microphone
  • Laptop computer with PowerPoint
  • LCD projector with remote control
  • Laser pointer
  • Screen

Only sessions in the ballroom will have hard wired Internet access.

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PRESENTATION TO THE CONFERENCE ON A FLASH DRIVE FOR USE DURING YOUR SESSION.

Speaker Badge

IAAO encourages presenters to use a conference speaker badge in your email signature and post in social media about your presentation.

Sample language for posts (you may also want to add your session title and time):

“Excited to be presenting at the #IAAO 2022 Annual Conference in Boston on August 28 – 31, 2022.”