Course Materials Key Considerations
Course materials are an important aspect of the attendee learning experience and we know you and your panel will prepare engaging and informative presentations. In addition, the course materials you submit are used to determine and help ensure that your session receives CLE/CPD credit.
One of the primary objectives of most meeting attendees is to earn mandatory CLE/CPD credit. Recently, many jurisdictions have adopted more stringent standards for accreditation. These updates can make preparing an effective and engaging presentation that also meets accreditation requirements somewhat challenging.
The guidance below aims to help our Program Organizers and speakers navigate this challenge. The recommended format and content of your course materials vary based upon your session type (i.e., panel discussion, workshop, roundtable, etc.). Regardless of session type, slide decks are required by many jurisdictions and are also expected by attendees as takeaway materials.
Thank you in advance for working with us to make sure your attendees get the credit they need from your presentation, and thank you for submitting the following materials in their native format (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) by the deadline.
- Final PowerPoint presentation or outline
- Practical guidance for audience members, such as:
- White papers
Please Do Not:
- Password protect/lock your files
- Include your company’s logo
- Provide copyright-protected materials without first seeking permission
- Include excessive images (file size can become unwieldy and slow down your slideshow)
How to Submit Final Course Materials:
- Don’t forget to use the official meeting PowerPoint Template (varies for each meeting - please see your Speaker Service Center)
- Click on “Course Materials” under “Speaker Checklist” on the top right of this Service Center
- Browse to upload your files, label them, and provide any relevant notes or instruction
NOTE: It is very important to meet the Course Materials submission deadline. That allows time to get approval from each state for determining CLE/CPD credits.