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Workshop Instructors

Expectations of Workshop Instructors


Presenters are required to register and attend the full conference. Click here to register.


  • Laptop computer (if you indicated on your Instructor Agreement you would provide)
  • Your presentation on CD/DVD or USB thumb drive
  • Presenter notes or Instructor Guide
  • Presenter biography and/or business cards
  • Copies / handouts - optional


HOURS: Monday - Thursday 7:30AM -5:00PM

The Speaker Prep Room is available for ASFPM conference presenters to work on their presentations. A computer and printer (for speaker's notes only) will be available. A volunteer will be present if you have any questions or problems. NOTE: in the Speaker Prep Room there will be (no Internet availability).


Laptops at the conference will be running PowerPoint 2010 or 2013 on Windows 7. This version is capable of running presentations created using older versions of PowerPoint.  Speakers are expected to bring their presentation to the conference on a portable USB storage device (also called "thumb drive", "memory stick", etc.). CDs and DVDs are also acceptable. To be safe, it is recommended that you bring your presentation on more than one storage device in case something happens to one of them.

If you plan to use an embedded video in your presentation, it is recommended that you use a file format that is readily recognizable by a standard computer. There have been some complications with embedded videos in the past, usually as a result of an additional software required on the laptop. It is recommended that you do a trial run on the computer in the Program HQ / Speaker Prep Room or your speaking room before your presentation.


ASFPM will send Workshop Instructors the registration numbers for their workshop two weeks before the conference, though it may still grow slightly from that point. Please do not request numbers before that time, as registration is ongoing and numbers will not be accurate until closer to the start of conference


The conference will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO. The conference hotel is the: Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
Kansas City Convention Center Floor Plan - Coming Soon
Kansas City Convention Center website


ASFPM does not provide storage or on-site shipping services for presenters. Presenters are responsible for making arrangements should they need to ship materials in advance. Please note there may be a daily storage fee for this service. Contact your hotel in Kansas City or the Harvest Business Center in the Convention Center Lobby to set up an account and make shipping arrangements.


ASFPM does not provide storage or print handouts for workshop attendees. Handouts are provided at the discretion of the Presenter. Copying and print services are the Presenter’s responsibility and expense. Presenters who plan to use a Kansas City printer nearby should contact a nearby printer or the Harvest Business Center in the Convention Center Lobby to setup an account. Click here for a map of Kansas City printers.


Kait Laufenberg is the Conference Workshop Coordinator. If Workshop Instructors have questions or changes to their workshop that aren't answered on this page contact Kait Laufenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Responsibility of a Conference Speaker to a Conference  Patrick O'Keefe's Blog

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