Information for 2019 Speakers


Equipment

Speakers must provide their own:

  • laptop and/or tablet with their presentation loaded on it and HDMI interface (FYI: We no longer support VGA connections.)

  • any additional dongles/adapters required to connect their device to our projector

  • remote presentation "clicker" to advance slides (if desired & highly recommended)

  • laser pointer (if desired)

METROCON will provide:

  • a 60"x30" table (on which you may place your device, notes, water, etc.)

  • projector (non-HD)

  • projection screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

  • microphone(s)

  • speakers

  • bottled water

  • snacks

  • a token of appreciation from the volunteer planning Committee

  • a discount code allowing you to receive a discount on your conference registration

WiFi

Market Hall has free WiFi within the building, but it gets weaker as the volume of users increases. To access it, use your device to check for networks and chose “Market Hall” as your network. A better bet is to use your own cellular-based hot-spot, but signals (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) vary in strength.


Reporting

Certificates of Completion

You are not required to bring certificates for those who complete your course. After the event, we will issue a comprehensive Conference Transcript to those who complete Continuing Education.

AIA

If your course is AIA-approved, then you are required to bring your AIA sign-in sheet, pass it around the room to have AIA members sign it, and report those members' course completion immediately after the event.

EDAC | GBCI | IDCEC

Any Attendee needing to report their Continuing Education to EDAC, GBCI, and IDCEC will be able to self-report with his or her individual Conference Transcript, so you do not need to pass around a sign-in sheet, nor should you report attendance after the event. All courses have been given one-time-use conference numbers by IDCEC. Seven courses have been one-time-use conference numbers by EDAC. The courses marked as GBCI-approved are using their original GBCI course numbers.


On-Site

Location & Parking

Dallas Market Hall is located at 2200 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. Please visit our Travel page to find a map to the building and information on parking and valet.

Within Market Hall, all Classrooms and the Main Stage are located on the opposite end of the building from the Main Entrance, which is very near to where the CEU Help Desk is located. Find a map of Market Hall HERE.

Timing

Please give yourself enough time to park, make your way to the Main Entrance of Market Hall, pick up your badge at the Attendee Registration Desk, and find the CEU Help Desk to check in with our volunteers at least 30 minutes prior to your presentation.

Can't remember your exact presentation time or classroom location? Please refer to our 2019 Continuing Education page to find your course on our education schedule.

Special Notes:

  • Speaking at 7:30 AM? Our doors and registration desk will open both Thursday and Friday morning at 6:30 AM.

  • Giving a Keynote Address? We need you to be there a full hour ahead of time for audio-visual checks and photos.

Classroom Size/Capacity

All six of the Classrooms seat 100, and the Main Stage seats 150. If your session is not shown as sold out on our 2019 Continuing Education page, then we will be allowing Attendees to sign up for it on-site at the CEU Help Desk.


After the Conference

Attendee Lists

Approximately 2-3 weeks after the event, you will be emailed a list of those individuals who completed your course.

Course Evaluations

Approximately 2-3 weeks after the event, you will be emailed a summary of the results of your course evaluations, which will be provided by our Attendees through our 2019 mobile app.


Speaker Expenses

As METROCON is not-for-profit event governed by volunteers from other not-for-profit professional organizations, we do not have the budget to pay honorariums or travel expenses.