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

    2014 ACS Speaker Forms
    2014 ACS Speaker AV Form
    2014 ACS Speaker Book Signing Form

    ACS Presenter Tips and Guidelines

    Presenter Tip Sheet
    Tips on Proper Microphone Use

    ACS Conference Session PowerPoint Template

    The following PowerPoint file contains two slides which can be used as a template for your presentation.  Please feel free to select either slide as your background or you may create your own PowerPoint slides.

    *PowerPoint Slide Template Coming Soon

    Location

    All sessions take place at:

    Sacramento Convention Center
    1400 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Arriving by Car

    Parking

    Parking for the Sacramento Convention Center Complex is available at the city-run Memorial Garage at 14th and H Streets and privately owned lots within walking distance of the facilities. Parking rates vary by location and event. On-Street parking meters, requiring quarters or debit cards, are also available and surround the Convention Center. Parking for visitors with disabilities can be found in the parking lots and at meters.

     

    Speaker Check-In

    Upon arrival, all presenters should stop by the ACS Registration Desk located in the West Lobby of the Sacramento 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 Anna Casper at programs@cheesesociety.org 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 June 15, 2014. 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 Anna Casper at acasper@cheesesociety.org 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: All speakers must bring your own laptop.  ACS cannot provide these for you.  If you have a Mac computer, please bring ALL cords with you. Since Mac’s come equipped with multiple cords and adaptors it will be your responsibility to bring the appropriate cord for A/V setup.

    Conference Bookstore

    ACS will have a bookstore open to attendees throughout the conference.  The bookstore will be located in the East Lobby of the Sacramento Convention Center.  If you would like to have a book signing please return the Speaker Book Signing Form ASAP.

    Thank You!

    ACS truly appreciates your support of the Celebrating the American Cheese Plate conference in Sacramento, CA.  If you have any questions about the conference or your role as a presenter, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Lee at mlee@cheesesociety.org or Anna Casper at acasper@cheesesociety.org.