We are thrilled you’ll be joining us as a keynote speaker at the 2017 Engage for Good Conference. Here are all the details you’ll need to prepare for a successful event. If you have any questions, please email Megan Strand for assistance.
If you have not yet booked your room at the JW Marriott Chicago, please do so ASAP. Using this link will take you directly to our conference room block, which always sells out. You can also call 1-877-303-0104 and ask for the Engage for Good room block rate.
Is your travel booked yet? Just a friendly reminder to do so!
YOUR SESSION LOGISTICS
Please check the online program to confirm your exact speaking time. We will coordinate a time to do an A/V run through with you prior to your keynote address to ensure all looks as you expect and so you may familiarize yourself with the set-up. Please also let us know whether you prefer to speak from a podium microphone or a wireless lavaliere microphone.
PRESENTATION AND AUDIO VISUAL DETAILS
May 17th is the deadline for sending us your preliminary slide deck/outline. To make sure your presentation goes off without a hitch, it’s important that you send it to us on time. These presentations will be shared via a conference dashboard with all attendees.
Format: Please incorporate this conference logo (all-white version here) in your slide deck and be sure to create your slide deck to output in 16×9 format so it will display correctly on the big screen.
Are you planning to use video in your presentation? We need to know and must have it in advance! Recommended formats are .avi or .mov. Sorry, no internet video will be permitted due to low quality and buffering challenges. If you have an internet video you’d like to show, we may be able to help you convert it to a hard file.
Key to this is boiling down the key actionable lessons in your presentation, not just rewriting a general blurb. Here’s a good example from a presentation by Adele Nelson of Share Our Strength at our recent Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum conference:
- Chefs Cycle has been successful in its growth over the past three years due to the long-standing relationship No Kid Hungry has with our wide network of chefs and members of the culinary industry who have a personal interest raising money to ending childhood hunger.
- Creating a niche fundraising event for your organization can be successful especially when you focus on finding the right advocates for your organization.
- It’s important to focus on finding advocates who have an authentic relationship with the organization because it helps raise more money and it helps grow the event from year to year. When advocates are passionate about the cause and the organization, they talk about their work and they enlist others to join them in the event.