Presenter Resources

This page contains information and resources to assist you as a presenter at the 2017 Security Professionals Conference. If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us.

General Presenter Information

Q: Could you explain what my "Session Type" means?


Interactive Presentations
These traditional sessions, the foundation of the conference, consist of one or more presenters presenting ideas and information to the audience on which they are well experienced and have expertise while encouraging attendee engagement. Presenters of these sessions are encouraged to engage the audience in order to enhance value and interest. This is the most prevalent type of session, and many are offered in every time slot throughout the conference.

Preconference Seminars
Offered for full or half days, preconference seminars give attendees the opportunity to have a deeper examination of various topics, facilitated by senior IT leaders with extensive experience in those areas. These seminars are highly interactive and give participants the chance to discuss in depth approaches to challenges they are facing on campus - to share solutions and learn strategies.


Q: Do I need to register to present?


As a presenter, you must register in order to present. Be sure to register by April 3 to get the early-bird rate.


Q: How can I share my presentation materials, and should I include a copyright statement?


We invite you share your presentation by emailing your files or URLs after the conference. To do this, please email your presentation materials to

We ask that you include the following.

  • Subject Line: Security Professionals Conference Presentation Materials to upload
  • File Attachments: Please rename all files to include the session title (examples – First Timers Orientation_slides.ppt & First Timers Orientation_handout.pdf)
  • Email Body:
    Session Date/Time:
    Session Title: TITLE
    Author: NAME(S)

You may use this copyright statement on one of your first slides: This presentation leaves copyright of the content to the presenter. Unless otherwise noted in the materials, uploaded content carries the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, which grants usage to the general public with the stipulated criteria.


Q: How will my onsite room be set up?


All session meeting rooms (with the exception of corporate displays) will be set theater. Some rooms may have a combination rounds in the front and theater at the back. Seminar meeting rooms will be set in rounds.


Q: Is there a Power Point template I should use for my presentation?


EDUCAUSE has prepared an optional PowerPoint template for your convenience.


Q: Will I have access to audio/visual equipment?


All of the session rooms (with the exception of corporate displays) will have the following standard equipment:


  • LCD projector
  • Screen (sizes vary depending on room size but are typically 7.5 x 10)
  • Projector stand

* Computers will NOT be provided. Bring your own computer equipped with a standard VGA output and learn how to use a projector with it before arriving. Mac users should bring their own laptop-to-VGA connectors.


  • One podium microphone
  • One wireless lavaliere microphone
  • One additional table microphone for panels of three or more
  • Computer audio patch


Q: Will I have Internet access?


The following internet connections will be available:

  • Wireless access will be available for everyone, presenters and attendees. The connection speed will be sufficient to access and navigate web pages and e-mail.

  • One dedicated Ethernet connection will be provided in each conference room and is preferred for presenter use.

  • Substantial bandwidth will be provided and should be more than sufficient for applications you wish to present. However, if you know that your presentation will require a significant bandwidth and have concerns, please contact Sarah Reynolds.


Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact:
Danielle Groover

Bios and Photos

Please add your biographical information and photo to the agenda by establishing or updating your EDUCAUSE profile. Make sure that your privacy setting is not too restrictive. We recommend the option of "Limit to Authenticated (Logged-in) Users."

Presenter Concierge

The EDUCAUSE Presenter Concierge is here to help you make the best presentation you have ever delivered and to ensure you use this professional development opportunity to the fullest extent possible.

How can the concierge help you? Learn more.