Speaker Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do I have to have my “Speaker Registration Form” filled out by November 30, 2020?

Iowa Employment Conference (IEC) opens registration on January 1st, 2021. The attendees prefer a general idea of the topics that speakers will be presenting before registering.

In addition, IEC starts to market the conference through several different marketing strategies including the Business Record whose timelines must be kept for publishing.

Why do you need my bio and picture?

IEC places your picture and bio on the website www.IowaEmploymentConference.com to allow the attendees to read about you prior to the conference. We also include your information in the conference program.

When will I find out my scheduled speaking time(s)?

The schedule will be available approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the conference.  Once the final schedule is approved, we will email you a copy.  We will do our best to schedule your session based on your preferred date/time indicated on the Speaker Registration Form.  If you made scheduling arrangements with me prior to this, disregard this note.

How long is my session?

We have allotted 1 hour for each session.  We ask that you please plan accordingly and speak the entire hour.  We have submitted your presentation to the appropriate accreditation forums.  To ensure our attendees get their credits, needed for your session, you must fill the time slot accordingly.

When is my PowerPoint presentation due?

We ask that you please have your presentation finalized and submitted to Nan Boland no later than March 1, 2021. 

Why is my PowerPoint presentation due more than a month prior to the conference?

IEC must apply for the CEU’s at least a month prior to the event.

Do you have recommendations for my PowerPoint presentation?

We usually find that any font size less than 24 point is too small to be reasonably read in most presentation situations. The preferred text size is 28 or 32- point size, with titles being 36 to 44-point size.

What if I have handouts to accompany my presentation?

IEC will have your presentation and anything else you would like your attendees to have loaded on the IEC website that is password protected for the attendees.

When will I receive my Zoom link to my session?

Your Zoom webinar link will be emailed to you at least one week prior to your scheduled speaking session.  If you do not receive one, please email Sarah at sarah@hirequalitysolutions.com

Will I have a host to assist with my session?

Yes, every session will be assigned a host.  You will receive an email a few weeks prior to the conference with your host’s name and contact information. It is your responsibility to communicate with your host what assistance you will need during your presentation.

Can I schedule a practice session with my host prior to my scheduled speaking session?

Yes.  Your assigned host will contact you a few weeks prior to the conference to schedule a practice time, if you would like.

How far in advance do I need to be signed into my session before I speak?

We ask that you sign in at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session time.  This gives you and your host time to prepare your presentation materials before making your session live to the audience.

What if I need technical assistance on the day of the conference?

Every session will be assigned a host.  You will receive an email a few weeks prior to the conference with your host’s name and contact information.  Please contact your host with any technical questions.

Will my session get CE credits?

Your session must be 1 hour long to qualify for CE credits.  Depending on your summary and 3 learning objectives your session may qualify. Please note: If your session does not quality, we will work with you to get your session approved as all sessions must qualify or we will have to find a replacement.

Will I get a copy of the attendee evaluations?

IEC does a survey following the conference. Attendees are given approximately 2 weeks to complete the evaluation. Once IEC compiles the results, Nan Boland will email a copy.

If you have any additional questions please, contact Nan Boland 515-331-9020 (O) or 515-238-3335 (C).