Forged In Cheese
ACS Annual Conference & Competition
July 25 – July 28, 2018
Thank you for accepting the American Cheese Society’s invitation to speak at our annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA. We are delighted to have you as part of our program and look forward to working with you over the next few months. Below, please find some general information regarding the required form for your session.
Each presentation has been scheduled for a total of 90 minutes. The format of the session is predominantly up to you and your co-presenters (if applicable), i.e. questions can be taken throughout the session or at the end; the presentation may use a small group format or involve audience participation, etc. ACS would like to review your session’s outline/PowerPoint presentation prior to the conference and ask that you submit it no later than June 15, 2018.
On-site, ACS will provide a session host who will explain the signaling scheme which will assist you in timing the end of your presentation. You will meet with them just prior to your presentation to review those details.
We suggest you arrive early to your session to familiarize yourself with this equipment. ACS has scheduled ½ hour breaks in between each session. Please note that PowerPoint will be accommodated in all rooms, and ACS will provide a conference template for you to use. ACS has also posted speaker presentation tips on our web site. Information is listed on the conference page under
ACS Speaker Resources.
Thank you for your participation in the ACS Annual Conference. In order to ensure your experience as an ACS speaker runs as smoothly as possible, we ask you to complete the following two forms: The ACS Presenter Agreement Form (due January 31, 2018) and the ACS Presenter Hotel Reservation Form (due April 2, 2018). All presenters are required to fill out both forms, regardless of whether or not you require a hotel room at conference. Please note, if we receive your hotel form after the due date, we cannot guarantee room availability. ACS can make changes to your room reservation through July 10, 2018. After this date, you will be responsible for contacting the hotel directly to make changes to your reservation.
To access the HOTEL RESERVATION FORM, please visit the
ACS Speaker Resources page and click on the
2018 ACS Presenter Hotel Reservation Form link.
To access the ACS PRESENTER AGREEMENT FORM, plase click "Next" at the bottom of this page.
We look forward to your presentation and hope you will enjoy your time at the conference!
I understand and agree that as an ACS presenter:
I understand and agree to complete/submit the following by the deadlines listed below:
In appreciation of the valuable contribution you make to ACS and the cheese industry, we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to receive a discounted registration to the Annual Conference, plus one complimentary hotel night. If you wish instead to waive this discount and register at the full conference rate, we will earmark 50% of your registration fee as a donation to the American Cheese Education Foundation (ACE Foundation), in support of ACS cheesemaker and other industry scholarships. Please review the three options below and select one.
Panel Information: Panels will be set-up with a table and table microphones. Panels will need to decide who will provide a laptop for presentation on-site. For a more seamless presentation, we suggest that your panel use one computer for the entirety of the presentation. This entails having the other presenters downloading their presentation to a flash drive and uploading it to the laptop prior to the start of the session. Please indicate below any additional items and quantities you require. It is ideal for panels to work together to create a single PowerPoint presentation.