Speaker Resources

IAAO would like to thank all those who have agreed to speak at the 83rd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, September 24-27, 2017 at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The IAAO Executive Board and the Conference Content Subcommittee greatly appreciate your time and efforts to ensure that this year’s conference provides professional and engaging educational sessions.


BY MAY 2, 2017

Please provide biographical information for your introduction. Submission must be limited to 1,200 characters. It is suggested that the short biography be developed in Word, then cut and pasted into the form provided. All presenters in each session should submit a biographical summary.

BY MAY 2, 2017

Complete the Presenter Letter of Agreement. This document allows IAAO to place your presentation and/or paper on the conference proceedings which are made available to all attendees. Agreement to present at the conference implies this release unless otherwise arranged. Each presenter in a session must complete the document. The Presenter Letter of Agreement should be downloaded, signed and emailed to ritter@iaao.org.

BY AUGUST 24, 2017

Submit an electronic copy of your fully developed presentation and an accompanying narrative or paper. Presenters should use the provided PowerPoint slide template for their visual presentation. Presentations should be submitted in PDF format at iaaoorg@gmail.com. The template and instructions for use will are posted on the Slide Presentation page.

Again in 2017, attendees will be able to access conference proceedings upon arrival at the conference via a mobile app. The proceedings will contain presentations received by the August 24 deadline. PRESENTATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY August 24 TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.   REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PRESENTATION TO LAS VEGAS ON A FLASH DRIVE FOR USE DURING YOUR SESSION.

By August 24, 2017, inform IAAO of any special room set up or audio visual requirements for your presentation, by emailing ritter@iaao.org. Standard set-up for education session rooms will be:

  • Podium with microphone
  • Lavaliere microphone
  • Laptop computer with PowerPoint (bring your presentation on a flash drive)
  • LCD projector with remote control
  • Laser pointer 

Due to the short turnaround between some sessions, the laptop provided must be used.  If you have questions about connections or equipment, email ritter@iaao.org.

All presenters are expected to register for the conference. The IAAO Executive Board has approved a discounted rate of $200 off the regular posted rate for up to three presenters per session. Other discounted rates (e.g. vendors) will take precedence.

*Presenters participating only in their own session can indicate such on the hard copy registration form and no fee will apply. Presenters receiving a discounted registration fee are expected to meet all deadlines or the full conference fee may be assessed.

Register for the conference by going online then clicking on the “Login to Register” button.  Applicable speaker discounted registration rates will appear. To register via hard copy download the form . Write in a rate of $200 off the current applicable rate (time frame and member or nonmember) and write “Speaker” below the rate. 

Scholarships for conference attendance may be available and more information is available on the website.


Presenters will be provided the name and contact information of their session moderator. This person will lend support to the logistics of the session including providing introductions and helping to lead any question/answer period.

SEPTEMBER 24 - 27 (at the Conference)

PLAN TO CHECK IN 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SESSION. Conference Content Subcommittee Members will be in the Speaker Ready Room, Palace 6, at Bally’s in Las Vegas, to greet you and provide any last minute instructions or changes.

Presenter Guidelines are available to download for your review.

NOTE: The purpose of the conference educational sessions is to educate participants and express ideas, not to demonstrate or sell products. Remember the best “advertisement” is to deliver a relevant, timely presentation. NO COMMERCIALS PLEASE!

Any proposed changes to the session, including adding of speakers to the presentation, must be approved by IAAO.

Interested in promoting your presentation?

New in 2017, IAAO has presenter “badges” available.  Feel free to download this to your email signature to let others know of your presentation. 


For questions, contact your Conference Content Subcommittee member who originally confirmed your session, Subcommittee Chair, Deborah Ring, shrp2@att.net  or Leann Ritter, IAAO staff liaison (ritter@iaao.org) at 816-701-8161.

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