Information for those chosen to present:


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

 

    conference Badge/registration

    If you have been chosen to speak at the conference, then your email address is in our system. If you do not want to sign up for any programming or lunches, then you do not need to register. We will have your badge waiting for you on-site at the Attendee Registration Desk.

    If you DO want to sign up for programming and/or lunches, however, then you will need to register as per the instructions emailed to you on May 29th by Show Manager Laura McDonald Stewart. If you cannot find that email containing your password, special Speaker Promo Code and registration instructions, please contact Laura directly. You may also download this Guide to your Speaker Dashboard [PDF].

    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.
     

    Classroom Size

    All six of the CE Classrooms seat 100 people. The Main Stage seats 150 people.
     

    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.
     

    Reporting

    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. Ten courses have been one-time-use conference numbers by EDAC. The courses marked as GBCI-approved are using their original GBCI course numbers.

    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.


    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.
     

    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.