ACS Speaker Resources

Welcome to the Speaker Resource Center!

This page contains important information for all ACS Conference Presenters.  We hope you find this page to be helpful.  We welcome any feedback you may have, as we want to make it simple for our presenters to find the information they need quickly and conveniently.

Important Documents

ACS Presenter Agreement Form DUE JANUARY 31

ACS Presenter Hotel Reservation Form DUE APRIL 2

ACS Presenter Tips and Guidelines

Presenter Tip Sheet
Tips on Proper Microphone Use

ACS Conference Session PowerPoint Template

Speakers are encouraged to use an ACS Conference PowerPoint Template for presentations – available templates include a splash page with the Conference logo, as well as two different content page designs.

The ACS PowerPoint Template will be available in April of 2018 for download!

Location

All sessions take place at:

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Getting to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Directions to the convention center, parking, and public transportation information can be found here.

Speaker Check-In

Upon arrival, all presenters should stop by the ACS Registration Desk located at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Pick up your registration packet on-site at the Pre-Registration area which will include your Conference Name Badge, Presenter Ribbon, and a reminder with details about your session’s date, time, and location. We also suggest you view the Conference Schedule to familiarize yourself with the details of your session. This information will be provided soon.

Presentations

Please submit your presentation (PowerPoint or other format) to Eliza Wetherill at [email protected] no later than June 15. All sessions will be posted on the members-only section of the ACS website immediately following the Conference. Any additional related articles, materials, or handouts you supply will also be posted for you.

Handouts

The deadline for submission of handouts for printing by ACS is July 2, 2018. If you submit materials for printing by the deadline, these will be in your session room set out on each attendee’s chair. If you have handouts for your session that were not submitted by the deadline, you are responsible for printing them yourself and bringing them to your session. A conference staff member or volunteer will be available to distribute the handouts for you. Please contact Eliza Wetherill at [email protected] to find out the quantity you will need to print for your particular session.

Session Logistics

All concurrent sessions last 90 minutes and should begin and end promptly at the designated time. Please arrive in your session room to confirm that the audio-visual set-up is working properly and that any other special details or equipment are in order. If there is any problem, report it immediately to the nearest conference staff member or to the Registration Desk. An ACS Board Member or volunteer will be on hand to introduce you. If you are a moderator or a presenter of a cheesemaking demonstration, you will find a brief introductory script in your registration packet.

Conference Bookstore

ACS will have a bookstore open to attendees throughout the conference.  The bookstore will be located downstairs in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  If you would like to have a book signing please complete the Author Book Signing section of your ACS Presenter Agreement Form ASAP.

Thank You!

ACS truly appreciates your support of the ACS Conference & Competition, Forged In Cheese, Pittsburgh, PA.  If you have any questions about the conference or your role as a presenter, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Lee at [email protected] or Eliza Wetherill at [email protected] .