Important Dates

Deadline for submitting final PowerPoint presentation to your APTA staff advisor – Monday September 18, 2017

Conference Calls

APTA staff advisors will arrange a conference call with all moderators and speakers regarding their respective sessions prior to September 1.

Bio Updates

APTA will use your bio in the 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO App. To edit your bio please log-in to, click the Edit My Profile link under the Welcome,_________, then hit the words Click Here to Add or Edit Your Bio.

Please update your Bio no later than September 18th.

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 multiple speakers
  • Helpful tips to facilitate question & answer sessions
  • Developing effective PowerPoint presentations
  • How to properly use visual aids
  • Guidelines

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room

B411 4th Level, of the Georgia World Congress Center, has been reserved daily from Sunday through Wednesday. Moderators are encouraged to use this room to meet with their speakers to go over​ last minute details prior to the start of their sessions.

Moderators and speakers may use this room anytime during the conference to preview their PowerPoint presentations. The room is equipped with a LCD projector. Technical assistance will be available by contacting the APTA registration desk.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday, October 8
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 9
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11
    8 a.m. – 11 a.m.


If you have any questions regarding your presentation and/or session, please contact your session staff advisor.

If you have additional questions please contact Saahir Brewington, or 202.496.4934

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