Welcome to the Online Speaker Kit!

We are excited to welcome top performance and learning experts to this year’s conference roster.
The conference will take place November 6-7. This Speaker Portal is where you’ll find everything you need to know about the conference.
We’re here to ensure you have the best conference experience so if there is anything at all we can do to improve your experience, please let us know by contacting 1-866-257-4275 ext. 228 or samantha@performanceandlearning.ca.

DEADLINES

Deadlines

Aug 4 – Contract and additional AV requirements due
Oct 19 – Final PPT & handouts due for the mobile app
October – I4PL planning committee to provide logistics info & answer all questions
November – I4PL planning committee touch-point on day of presentation
December – Review audience feedback (within 1 month of conf.)

PROMOTING MY SESSION

I want to promote my conference session. Do you have any tools for me to use?

Yes, we do!

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and more!
If you are on social media, we’ve created some same messaging for you to send out but you definitely can use your own wording too!

Promoting to your network is a win-win for you and for us and we appreciate your support. We are on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook, so please connect and use hashtag #i4pl. Click Here to get your I4PL2017-branded head shot! Feel free to use this as your display picture and any other marketing you may wish to do!

REGISTRATION

Will I receive a complimentary conference registration? How do I register?

Yes, all speakers are entitled to Full Conference (includes the Experience day, the standard conference, networking reception and the awards celebration).
We ask that you please register yourself so we can have access to your session choices as well as any food sensitivities. Please enter ’SPEAKER2017’ when registering to ensure it goes through as complimentary.

PPT TEMPLATE

Where can I find the conference PowerPoint template?

Please use this template when designing your slides for the Conference. (if using presentation software during your session).

AUDIO VISUAL

Who do I communicate my audio visual requirements to?

Each room will be equipped with a wireless lavalier microphone, basic audio/visual system, projector and screen. Should you have special audio visual requests, kindly email them to samantha@performanceandlearning.ca with the subject line “I4PL 2017 Speaker Requirements”

CONFERENCE EXTRAS

Trade Show

Meet with some of the biggest names in L&D! Have your questions answered, explore new technologies, catch a demo and more! There is no better place than the I4PL 2017 Conference to explore solutions to your L&D needs.

Monday November 6
9:45 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday November 7
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Trade Show Reception

Informal learning at its best and most engaging! Mingle with your peers, conference speakers, exhibitors, the National team, and the Board of Directors at this fun and interactive event. The reception will take place on Monday, Nov 6 from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM. Enjoy the demos and activities before the Awards Gala! Cash bar.

Awards of Excellence Gala and Dinner

Our Awards of Excellence program proudly recognizes the performance and learning projects that embrace and exceed the standards of excellence of the Institute for Performance and Learning, and celebrates the profession’s most innovative people, projects and programs. Please join us in celebrating our 2017 Awards of Excellence winners on the evening of Monday November 6, 2017.
Individual and group tickets are available for purchase here. The celebration takes place on Monday, Nov. 6 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. The event will be preceded by the Trade Show networking reception beginning at 4:45 PM. Dress is business.

HANDOUTS

Will our handouts be printed for us?

No. You are more than welcome to bring handouts for the participants if you’d like. If you submit handouts and ppt templates to us they will be uploaded to the conference app in late October 2016. Deadline: October 16.

MOBILE APP

Will there be a conference mobile app?

Absolutely! This will be live in early October.

YOUR SESSION

Where do I locate my session date and time?

There are three ways to find out the date and time you will be presenting:

1. An email was sent in early July to all speakers finalizing their session date and time
2. You can visit http://i4pl.ca/program/
3. Contact us at samantha@performanceandlearning.ca or 1-866-257-4275 ext. 228.

SPEAKER CONTRACT

Do I need to sign a speaker agreement?

Yes, all speakers must sign the Conference Speaker Agreement which was sent out in July. If you have not yet done so, please contact samantha@performanceandlearning.ca.

SPEAKER INTERACTIVITY

Is there a polling or interactive tool available to me during my session?

Absolutely! Turning Point is an interactive tool that allows you to poll your audience on whim and save the reports for you. We provide this complimentary tool for you to assist you with making your session interactive. Contact Turning Technologies directly for assistance with this- Laura Zawadiuk lzawadiuk@turningtechnologies.ca

SESSION RECORDINGS

Will my session be recorded?

Most likely. We will be recording the majority of the sessions. The recording is not video recording, it records audio and what is being shown on the screen.

You do not need to do anything to prepare for this.

SESSION EVALUATIONS

Are there session evaluations?

Yes. A short session evaluation will be available onsite through the mobile app, and the long form conference evaluation will be sent out after the conference. You will receive results from both surveys by early December.

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

I will need hotel accommodations – where should I stay?

We have negotiated preferred hotel rates with the Intercontinental Hotel (connected to the convention centre). For more information, visit this webpage.