Information for Presenters

Thank you for taking the time to speak at the 19th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference! The Speaker Resource Center is here for you to easily upload your session materials, update your bio and headshot, and access helpful information about the conference.

Click here to go to the Speaker Resource Center

All steps must be completed using the Speaker Resource Center

    1. Register for the conference through the Speaker Resource Center.

Note: Your registration fee is waived on the day of your presentation and conference meals are complimentary. If you would like to attend the entire two-day conference, you can register for a reduced fee of $75.00.

2. After registration is received, you can log into the Speaker Resource Center using the email used to register.

Once you have logged in you will need to complete all of the tasks below:

  • Review and/or edit your profile (bio).
  • Upload your photo/headshot to display with your bio and on the virtual component of your presentation.
  • Complete the questionnaire informing planners of your needs.
  • Complete the disclosure of relevant financial relationships.

3. Upload your presentation materials by September 30, 2024.

Presentation Guidelines – Content & Disclosures: You are required to provide written and oral disclosure of any relevant financial relationships. This means that in addition to signing the disclosure (see above) you will need to provide the audience with the same or similar disclosure before beginning your presentation.

All presentation content must also avoid any biases and must not be designed to sell a product. Content provided during sessions should be applicable in different settings and include strategies that can be replicated.

Accessibility:  Materials should follow these guidelines to improve accessibility:

  • Avoid pictures, images, screenshots, and complex tables and graphs.
  • If any of these items are critical to your presentation, provide a descriptive caption of the item.
  • Use plain language or provide a plain language version of your presentation.
  • Leave room at the bottom of your presentation for closed captions.
  • We strongly encourage all documents and PowerPoints to be put in an accessible format (large print, color contrast, etc.).

For more information:

In-Conference Supports: 

  • A room moderator will be in your session to introduce you and support your live presentation.
  • Laptop, Projector, and Microphone: Each session will have a laptop, projector, and microphone set up for your use. Please bring your presentation on a USB drive for quick access.

Cancellation: If for any reason you are unable to present consider identifying an alternate presenter and notify us as soon as possible by email at info@illinoistransitionconference.org

Questions? Please email Heather Long at heather.long@optionscil.org