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BakingTech 2018 Speaker Resources

Presenting at BakingTech

 GENERAL INFORMATION

BakingTech 2018
Sunday, February 25 through Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Please take a moment to review the General Information listed below.

 Location
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-4400
Website

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 Schedule for Technical Breakout Sessions
Monday, February 26, 2018: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018: 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

 Schedule for General Sessions
Opening General Session
Monday, February 26, 2018: 8:30 am - 11:45 am
Tuesday Morning General Session
Tuesday, February 27, 2018: 9:30 am - 11:40 am
Closing General Session
Tuesday, February 27, 2018: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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 Program Committee
The Conference Program Committee is comprised of the Society Chairman, the Program Chair and six Session Chairs. The Session Chair works directly with the speakers assigned to their session. It is their responsibility to support you through your preparation process and at the conference. The entire Program Committee will review your work and then submit comments and feedback to you through the Session Chair.

You may click here to view the Program Committee and their contact information.

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 Length of Presentation

Monday, February 26, 2018
Technical paper presentations during Monday breakout sessions should be 30 minutes in length.  Presenters should be in attendance for the entire breakout session (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm) as a 30 minute question and answers session will follow all three (3) presentations in the session.  It is strongly encouraged that each presenter also prepare two questions that can be used to initiate the Questions & Answers Session.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Technical paper presentations during Monday breakout sessions should be 20 minutes in length.  Presenters should be in attendance for the entire breakout session (12:45 pm - 2:15 pm) as a 30 minute question and answers session will follow all three (3) presentations in the session.  It is strongly encouraged that each presenter also prepare two questions that can be used to initiate the Questions & Answers Session.

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 Presentation Format
Final presentation is usually a text prepared speech supported with Powerpoint slides (Windows or MacIntosh). Use of Video is also encouraged. (See commercialism policy.)  A presentation tip guide has been provided for your use.

The BakingTech 2018 PowerPoint template should be used for all BakingTech presentations.  The BakingTech 2018 PowerPoint template will be made available in August.

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 Presentation Planning Process
The presentation process consists of wo steps - a draft of your PowerPoint presentation and a final draft of your PowerPoint presentation. The following deadlines are used by the Program Planning Committee as a means of managing the entire process.  

  • PowerPoint Draft - December 8, 2017
  • Final PowerPoint - January 26, 2018

The Program Committee uses an electronic means of evaluating and commenting on presentations. All materials should be sent to tbrydebell@asbe.org.

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 Speaker Expectations

  1. Meet posted deadlines for submitting logistical information, registering for the conference, draft presentations, etc.
  2. Use ASB templates when creating PowerPoint and/or Word/PDF resource materials.
  3. Ensure that the content and delivery of your presentation follows what is printed in the brochure and posted on the ASB website.  Attendees read the brochure and the education session information, which gives them a reason to attend.  They will expect the information in the brochure and online will be what is delivered onsite at the conference.
  4. Be sure you know your audience for this conference and create your presentation accordingly.
  5. Review materials that ASB staff send you and participate in any speaker orientation offerings.

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 Important Deadlines & Speaker Forms

Deadlines

  • Speaker Confirmation Form: July 21, 2017
  • PowerPoint Draft: December 8, 2017
  • Early Bird Registration (opens September): January 12, 2018
  • Hotel Reservations (opens September):  January 26, 2018
  • Final PowerPoint: January 26, 2018

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 Commercialism Policy
All presentations must adhere to the ASB's commercialism policy.  Please do not include industry, trade, or product names in your presentation.  Generic terms should be used instead of trade names.  Any trade names will be changed to their generic or component name.  The use of company or product names as a means for promotions/advertising is strictly prohibited.  For more information concerning the Society's commercialism policy, click here.

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 Terminology Guide
To assist speakers who are not familiar with the terminology of the industry, a complete guide is available to assist you. Click here for the Speaker Terminology Guide.

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 Preparation Meeting
On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. we will host a Speaker meeting to review the final details regarding staging and your presentation. We encourage all speakers to attend. If you are unable to do so, please inform your Session Chair.

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Questions?
As you begin to prepare your presentation, you will have numerous questions. We encourage you to either contact your Session Chair, the Program Chair or the ASB office. Questions can be directed to Tawnee Brydebell at tbrydebell@asbe.org.

Thank you for your participation in BakingTech 2018!

 

 

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