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Important Dates

You can view the Call for Papers if you need additional information.  

Conference Calls 

APTA staff advisors will be contacting moderators and speakers regarding their respective sessions will arrange for a conference call with all moderators and speakers to organize conference session.

Moderator & Speaker Guidelines  

APTA's conference speakers and moderators are given the opportunity to shine in front of their peers and apply their knowledge and experience to create memorable conference programming for attendees. The following document contains helpful tips including the following:

  • Explaining your role as a moderator or speaker
  • What to expect from APTA staff to develop your session
  • Understanding how APTA conference sessions are set-up (A/V set-up, etc)
  • How to effectively moderate a panel of mulitple speakers
  • Helpful tips to facilitate question and answer sessions
  • Developing effective powerpoint presentations
  • Tips to avoid pitfull will using visual aids

Download your copy of APTA's Moderator/Speaker Guidelines

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room

Speakers and moderators are encouraged use the Memphis Room located on the 2nd floor of the Marriott to meet informally to go over last-minute details prior to the start of their sessions.

The room is equipped with a LCD projector. Moderators and speakers may use this room any time during the conference to preview their PowerPoint presentations. Technical assistance will be available by contacting the APTA registration desk. This room also serves as the location for all speakers’ to drop off final copies on their PowerPoint presentation thumb drives or CD Rom’s.

Hours of Operation  

  • Sunday, May 22  
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, May 23  
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 24  
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, May 25 
    8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


If you have questions regarding your presentation/session, please contact you session staff advisor or APTA's Cheryl Pyatt at or (202) 496-4875.

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