Become a Speaker | Construction Super Conference

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December 4-6, 2017
The Encore at Wynn
Las Vegas, Nevada

Become a Speaker

Conference Speakers Discuss Topics Ranging from Litigation to Safety Education

The Construction SuperConference plans its educational content to comply with the accreditation requirements accepted by most major credentialing organizations, which allow for attendees to obtain MCLE credits.

PRESENTER CONFERENCE DEADLINES 

Friday, March 24: Call for Presentations due, 10:00 pm, EST
Monday, May 22: Notification of acceptance letters to presenters.
Monday, June 12: Presenter agreements returned.
Friday, June 30: MCLE Presentation – A 5-page outline of your anticipated PowerPoint presentation to fulfill MCLE requirements. If you will not have a presentation to present you still need to submit a whitepaper or any supplementary material in order to receive MCLE credentialing for your session. Virginia will not approve panel sessions unless there is a PowerPoint/materials. NOTE: If the deadline is not met, presenters will forfeit complimentary registration pass.
Friday, July 17 Presenter Registration. Construction SuperConference will register each individual speaker and send a registration confirmation. All presenters must log in to their account and register for their own session, choose their sessions and add their bar information.
Friday, August 25: Deadline for changes to your session. For speaker additions and updating credentials only, no content should be changed at this point. Any changes sent after this date will not be made in any printed materials.
Monday, October 9: Final Presentation materials. Your PowerPoint presentation and any supplementary materials are due for placement on the CD distributed for MCLE requirements.

Call for Presentations: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3107447/CSC-2017-Call-For-Presentations


CONFERENCE FORMAT 

Each educational session is 75 minutes, which allows for audience participation and interaction. Each session should be focused on providing high-level educational content befitting this premier conference. The target audience is construction attorneys, construction industry general counsel, construction industry executives representing developers, government, design professionals and contractors. 86% of attendees at the conference have worked in the industry for 11 years or more.


EVALUATION OF SESSION PROPOSALS

All Session Proposals are reviewed by the Conference Advisory Board. The review focuses on the relevance and importance of the proposed topic, the quality of each Proposal and its proposed Panel as well as the appropriateness of the proposed session in the context of the overall conference content. Proposed speaker panels should be balanced to include a strong presence of industry practitioners, such as general counsel and industry executives. Successful proposals typically propose 3 or 4 speakers, including the moderator.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION TOPICS

  • Arbitration
  • BIM/Emerging Technology
  • Contract Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Ethics, Compliance, Advocacy
  • Infrastructure/Transportation/Energy
  • Innovative Litigation Strategies
  • Insurance and Surety
  • P3 Trends
  • Risk Management
  • Workforce, Labor Issues

Considerations for acceptance includes timely and substantive content, with a reference to a case study preferred. Suggested panelists should include senior attorney, general counsel and construction firm executive.


Presentation Submission

When are the Call for Presentations due and how do I submit?

We are now accepting proposals for the 2017 Construction SuperConference to be held on December 4-6, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV at the Encore at Wynn. Please submit your proposals using the link below by March 24, 2017.

 

Call for Presentations: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3107447/CSC-2017-Call-For-Presentations

MCLE Guidelines

What are the MCLE guidelines for my printed materials?

Please click here to read the CSC MCLE Guidelines Information on Written Materials Guidelines.

A 5-page outline of your anticipated PowerPoint presentation to fulfill MCLE requirements or a PPT on the CSC template is required to fulfill MCLE credits. Due Friday, June 30.

 

Registration

Do I have to pay full conference pricing for the conference?

Please refer to your speaker agreement and registration email for details on your speaker registration. You may also contact Sydney Jacoby: sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com

 

If I am having issues registering for the conference, who do I contact?

Please call customer service at 800-465-5514 (toll free), 847-996-5814 (international) between the hours of 9a – 6p EST or email: CSC@experient-inc.com.

 

Session/Speaker Updates

If there is a change in my speaker status or panel session, who do I contact?

Speaker changes will be accepted up to Friday, August 25 For any changes please contact Sydney Jacoby: sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com

 

Is there a deadline for updates to my session and speakers?

Yes. Friday, August 25, 5:00 pm, for speakers only no content. After this date no changes will be made in print, they will be updated on the CSC website.

What are my responsibilities as a speaker?

The list of deliverables and the associated deadlines are outlined in the welcome letter and are listed above.

 

Monthly Speaker Communications

You will be receiving monthly email from Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com. These emails will include information on deadlines and reminders.

 

Presentations

Is there a standard PowerPoint template for presenters to use?

Yes. Please click here to download the PowerPoint template.

 

Do I have to use the Construction SuperConference PowerPoint template for my presentation?

Yes, we prefer that you do. Please click here to download the PowerPoint template.

 

Will attendees have access to my presentation before the event?

They will receive the thumb drive in their packet of information on-site at the conference. Presentations will also be added online and link provided on show site.

 

Who do I send my presentation to?

Please save it as a pdf file, label it as follows:

Sample: 2017_CSC_Session ID_Last name.pdf

2017_CSC_E56_Smith.pdf

 

and send to Maya Wright, maya.wright@emeraldexpo.com

 

When is my presentation due?

Monday, October 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm EST.

Your presentation will be included on a thumb drive which is mandatory for CLE credentialing purposes. The thumb drive will be given to all attendees. If you do not send your presentation by this date, it will affect the credentialing organizations approval for credits, jeopardizing the Construction SuperConference for attendees.

 

What if my presentation is proprietary and I don’t want it on the thumb drive?

We understand that some presentations may be proprietary. Please share this information with the attendees prior to the start of your session so that they can take notes if they wish. At the minimum, please submit an outline and supplementary materials to fulfill the MCLE requirements. (Note Virginia requires a PowerPoint presentation for all sessions.)

 

Can I make changes to my presentation after I have sent it for upload to the thumb drive?

No. The thumb drive is the final product.

 

Can I also offer supplementary materials for my presentation?

Yes. Please save it as a PDF, label it as follows:

2017_CSC_Session ID_Last name_Materials.pdf

2017_CSC_E56_Smith_Materials.pdf

 

Send to: Maya Wright, maya.wright@emeraldexpo.com

 

What file size should my presentation be and what happens if it is larger than 8 MB?

We prefer that all presentations be under 8 MB. If it is larger we recommend that you send two files if you have a lot of photos and illustrations.

 

Sample:

2017_CSC_E46_Smith_1_of _2.pdf

2017_CSC_E46_Smith_2_of _2.pdf

Session Rooms

What is included in my session room if I am a presenter?

A podium, podium microphone, wireless lavaliere lapel microphone, LCD projector, cable from laptop to LCD projector, cable to send computer audio to room sound, front projection screen, and four table top microphones for panel presentations.

 

Do I have to bring anything with me for my session as a presenter?

Yes, Speakers are responsible for providing their own laptop with their presentation fully loaded on it and a backup on a thumb drive.

Speakers will be responsible for cueing their slides from the laptop located at or near the podium. Presentation remotes will not be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own.

MAC-based computers, iPad, or other devices other than a PC:

If you are using any of the above devices (anything other than a PC), please bring a dongle connection to attach to the VGA cable. If you are unsure what you have, please contact Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com.

 

Movies/videos:

If you have any movies or video files embedded in your presentation, please contact Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com to arrange a test of your presentation.

 

Meeting rooms:

All meeting rooms are set in theater style. If you have a specific question or concern regarding the set-up of your meeting room, please contact Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com

 

WiFi availability in session rooms:

Internet is available in the meeting rooms for purchase.

 

Speaker support:

There will be a support staff person located near your session room. They are responsible for the following: scanning badges prior to the session, collecting evaluations, and giving you a ten-minute warning prior to your session ending.

 

Testing your presentation:

A speaker lounge (Room BACH) will be available for you to go and test your presentation. There will be tables, chairs, and outlets in the room.

 

If I have any special A/V requests associated with my presentation, who do I contact?

Please contact Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com

 

Do you provide handouts of my presentation?

No. Hard copy handouts will not be printed. You are welcome to provide hard copies and bring with you to the session. The room monitor can pass these out as attendees enter the room.

 

Can I get a list of attendees for my session?

If you would like to get a list of people in your session, we can request a list of names and companies to be sent.  Please provide the session ID in your email to Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com. Please allow 24-48 hours from date of request.

 

If I have materials I want to distribute prior to my session what do I do?

Please send your materials at least 2 weeks in advance to Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com. Once you have approval, please provide the printed materials on show site.

 

Travel

Are there any special hotel discounts related to the conference?

Yes. Construction SuperConference has worked closely together with our premier travel planners, OnPeak, to provide a special housing rate. Please book your hotel room through our housing link at http://www.constructionsuperconference.com/hotel/hotel-accommodations/ as quick as possible, as rooms tend to go fast.

 

I have a question that is not listed here, whom do I contact?

Please contact Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com

 

On-Site at Conference

When I arrive, where do I pick up my badge and/or register?

At Registration Desk 5, where you will receive a packet that contains your badge and conference materials.

 

I need to test my presentation is there a room I can use?

A room will be available for you to go and test your presentation. The location of the room will be emailed to all presenters in the final communication email. You may also inquire on site at the registration counter. There will be tables, chairs, and outlets in the room.

 

Post-Conference

How do I provide feedback on the conference?

An online survey evaluation will be sent to all those who registered one week after the conference. We welcome your feedback and any comments you may have.

 

When do I get feedback on my session?

You will receive your speaker session evaluation from Sydney Jacoby, sydney.jacoby@emeraldexpo.com within six weeks after the conference ends.

 

How do I submit a presentation for next year’s conference?

The call for papers will be available on the Construction SuperConference website. An email will also be sent to all previous speakers three to four weeks after the Construction SuperConference ends.

 

Who do I talk to regarding MCLEs?

If you have any questions, please email Maya Wright, maya.wright@emeraldexpo.com. Please also visit the MCLE page for up to date information.

 

How do I receive my certificate of attendance?

After the conference, within 30 days, all presenters will be emailed a certificate with the sessions they have attended. Please visit the MCLE page for more information. Please remember that some states require you to self-report your MCLE status and credits.

 

Badge Scanning:

All speakers MUST have their badge scanned when they go into a session as well as their own. Failure to do so will result in obtaining a late certificate (after 30 days) with your CLE information.

 

Why are there different MCLE credits awarded on the MCLE webpage?

Each state has different credentialing approval standards, so please visit this page regularly for updates.