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Speaker Resource – PDMA Conference 2019

2019 Annual Conference | November 2-5, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

Conference Details

Questions? Contact Sarah Korus at skorus@pdma.org or 651-203-7248


Important Deadlines

Speaker Acceptance/Agreement and Disclosure — June 28

Presentation and Handouts Submission Deadline — September 27

Session and Speaker Information Changes Deadline — September 27

Registration Deadline — October 4

Hotel Room Block Cut-Off Date — October 11


Before the Conference    Before the Conference

Speaker Acceptance/Agreement and Disclosure

Registration Information

  • Speaker Registration Rates
  • Please see below for your registration options, when you have decided which registration option you are choosing please email skorus@pdma.org for your promo code to use when you register

    • Day you are speaking = Free
    • Additional Day of Conference = $495. (Please make sure you select the Conference One Day Pass and enter the promo code at check out that you were given in your confirmation email)
    • Research Forum + Additional Day of Conference = 25% off the All Access Pass. (Please make sure you select the Conference All Access Pass and enter the promo code at check out that you were given in your confirmation email)
    • If you would like to bring additional members from your company they would need to register separately.
  • We do not operate a “pay to play” conference for speaking engagements. That said, another option for “free passes” is to sponsor our event as an exhibitor or Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor – each comes with some number of registrations.

Final registration date

  • October 4 — Please be sure to register yourself for the conference by this date

Register Now!


Hotel Room Block    Hotel Room Block
  • Please find hotel and lodging information here. Unless special arrangements have been made with PDMA, speakers are responsible for their own hotel reservations.

Session and Speaker Changes    Session and Speaker Changes
  • The information that was provided in your CFP is what we will use to market your session. If you have any changes to your session description or presenter information please fill out this form.
  • Changes are due by September 27

Presentation Information    Presentation Information

More information coming soon!

PPT Template

Tips and Tricks for a good Presentation

  • Limit the amount of information on each slide
  • Do not use more than four colors in your presentation
  • Avoid red letters, which are difficult for some people to read
  • The best readability comes from high contrast of intensity
  • Rehearse your presentation prior to the conference

Presentation and Handout Submission

  • Presentation and handouts are due September 27
  • Please submit your handouts/presentation in PDF/PPT/Word format
  • If you are planning on bringing handouts, please contact Sarah Korus at skorus@pdma.org for information on how many handouts to print.
  • Handouts and presentations will be made available to attendees through the mobile app. Please provide your handouts and presentations by September 27 in order to provide these materials to attendees prior to the conference.

Upload your presentation and handouts

  • Link to Upload — Coming Soon!
  • When uploading your PowerPoint and handouts, please name your documents in the following format:

  • Presentations: Presentation Title_Speaker Names_PPT
  • Handouts: Presentation Title_Speaker Names_Handout1

AV    AV

PDMA will provide the following AV for breakout sessions:

  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Slide advancer
  • Audio from laptop
  • Microphone – if necessary

Speaker will provide:

  • Laptop
  • Laptop adaptor to connect to Projector

Breakout Room Set Up

  • Information coming soon!

Conference and Session Information    Conference and Session Information

Description of Audience – demographics, number of attendees, estimated number of attendees/session

  • We will have approximately 30 educational sessions during the duration of the conference
  • We will have approximately 300 to 350 people in attendance
  • Over 30% of PDMA’s attendees are a director or higher
  • Attendees top areas of interest are; new product process, market research, teams, people & organizational issues, strategy, lifecycle management, tools & metrics, and portfolio management

Session Length(s) and type(s)

  • The conference features keynote sessions and 4 different conference tracks
  • Sessions will generally be about an hour in length with about 45-50 minutes of presentation and about 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end
  • Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your presentation so we can get you set up and make sure you have what you need in the room you present in

Presentation Marketing

  • Social Media Form — Coming Soon!


Before You Go

What to Bring    What to Bring
  • Flashdrive with Presentation (as a backup)
  • Laptop
  • Laptop adaptor to connect to Projector
  • Handouts (if applicable)

Suggested Attire

  • Business casual

Conference Arrival    Conference Arrival

Check-in Information

  • Check in at the Conference Registration Desk – see the registration desk schedule here
  • Parking information can be found here


Post-Conference

More information coming soon!