Annual Conference Speakers

Speaker Information:

  • AGREEMENT FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT -
    This form was emailed to you separately. Please complete, sign and return.
  • SPEAKER INFORMATION FORM — The information you provide on this form will be used for the Conference Program as well as the ABACC website.
  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS -
    Please make your own hotel reservations and travel arrangements:
  • AS YOU PREPARE YOUR PRESENTATION -
    • Talk with 6-8 people about your topic and use their feedback to make your presentation as practical as possible.  A great presentation that isn't relevant to our attendees won't be useful.
    • Please keep in mind your audience:
      • A mix of representatives from small Bible Colleges, large Christian Liberal Arts Universities, and seminaries
      • A mix of geographic representation including US and Canadian institutions
      • A mix of experience levels from beginners to experts (the average tenure of a business officer in Christian Higher Ed is less than 10 years)
      • A mix of denominational backgrounds including conservative and liberal Christians from a variety of theological viewpoints
    • It is vitally important to the success of your presentation that you include plenty of Q&A and discussion. This is how our attendees learn best.
    • Sessions should include time for attendees to distill their learning and identify personal action items.
      • Attendees should be considered "ambassadors" for their institution and will want to take home information/material to their institution.
    • Consider other ways to help attendees share their conference experiences with their co-workers.  This expands your influence as well as multiplies the value of the conference experience for the attendee.
    • Read Leading Learning for additional great ideas to make your presentation a success.
    • Our attendees are looking for down-to-earth, practical, take-home tips.  Any templates, samples, guides, resources, tools, you can provide is always very much appreciated and will add to the value of your session.
  • Please email your presentation and handout materials to bruce@myabacc.org as soon as they are available.
  • If you are using a Mac computer for your presentation, please bring your own adapter in order to connect with the hotel's PC-based systems.
  • POWERPOINT THEMES -
    Please use ABACC's Annual Conference theme for any PowerPoint presentations

Please use ABACC's Annual Conference theme for any PowerPoint presentation:

 


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