Friday, March 25: Call for Presentations due, 10:00 pm, EST
Monday, May 20: Notification of acceptance letters to presenters.
Friday, June 14: Presenter agreements returned.
Friday, June 14: 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, August 16: 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 30: 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, September 30: Final Presentation materials. Your PowerPoint presentation and any supplementary materials are due for placement on the thumb drive distributed for MCLE requirements.
Call for Presentations: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3709895/CSC-2019-Call-For-Presentations
Each educational session is 75 minutes, which allows for audience participation and teraction. 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
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.
When are the Call for Presentations due and how do I submit?
We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 Construction SuperConference to be held on December 16-18, 2019 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA at the Terranea Resort. Please submit your proposals using the link below by March 25, 2019.
Call for Presentations: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4678846/CSC-2019-Call-For-Presentations
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 14.
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: email@example.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.
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 30 for any changes please contact Sydney Jacoby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a deadline for updates to my session and speakers?
Yes. Friday, August 30, 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.
You will be receiving periodic emails from Sydney Jacoby, email@example.com and/or Maya Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org. These emails will include information on deadlines and reminders.
Is there a standard PowerPoint template for presenters to use? Do I have to use the CSC PowerPoint template?
Yes, and we prefer that you use this template. We will be sending out the template at a later date and will include on the website once it is available.
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.
Who do I send my presentation to?
Please save it as a pdf file, label it as follows:
Sample: 2019_CSC_Session ID_Last name.pdf
and send to CSCPresentations@emeraldexpo.com
When is my presentation due?
Monday, September 30, 2019 | 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?
The thumb drive is the final product. However, if you do have changes, please bring a printout on site, so that attendees have the most updated.
Can I also offer supplementary materials for my presentation?
Yes. Please save it as a PDF, label it as follows:
2019_CSC_Session ID_Last name_Materials.pdf
Send to: CSCPresentations@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.
What is included in my session room if I am a presenter?
A podium, podium 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, email@example.com.
If you have any movies or video files embedded in your presentation, please contact Sydney Jacoby, firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a test of your presentation.
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, email@example.com
WiFi availability in session rooms:
Internet is available in the meeting rooms for purchase.
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 Puccini) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you provide handouts of my presentation?
No. Hard copy handouts will not be printed as we provide a thumb drive to all attendees of the presentation/handout materials. 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.
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, email@example.com. Once you have approval, please provide the printed materials on show site.
Are there any special hotel discounts related to the conference?
Yes. Construction SuperConference works closely together with our premier travel planners, onPeak, to provide a special housing rate. When registration opens we will provide link to book your hotel room. *Hotel rates and choices will be available starting in August.
On-Site at Conference
When I arrive, where do I pick up my badge and/or register?
At the Registration Desk, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org within 6 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?
How do I receive my certificate of attendance?
After the conference, within 6 weeks, 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.
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 6 weeks) 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.
I have a question that is not listed here, whom do I contact?
Please contact Sydney Jacoby, email@example.com