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

2017 ACS Presenter Agreement Form DUE FEBRUARY 28

2017 ACS Presenter Hotel Reservation Form DUE APRIL 3

ACS Presenter Tips and Guidelines

Presenter Tip Sheet
Tips on Proper Microphone Use

ACS Tasting Session Documents

2017 Tasting Session Guidelines

2017 Tasting Session Preparation Form DUE APRIL 15

Serving Tray Diagram DUE APRIL 15

Product Information Forms DUE MAY 31

  • For CHEESE Product Information Form, click here.
  • For NON-CHEESE Product Information Form, click here.

Tasting Session Shipping Labels

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. *Template will be available in April 2017. *

Location

All sessions take place at:

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Getting to the Sheraton

Directions to the hotel, parking, and public transportation information can be found on the hotel website. Click here for more information.

Speaker Check-In

Upon arrival, all presenters should stop by the ACS Registration Desk located at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, downstairs. 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 ewetherill@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, 2017. 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 ewetherill@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 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, Cheese With Altitude in Denver, CO.  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 Eliza Wetherill at ewetherill@cheesesociety.org .