2021 Conference Presenter Resources

Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge!

We are delighted that you will be presenting at the WRPA 74th Annual Conference. We have provided you with the resources below to assist you in preparing your presentation. 

Upcoming Presenter Deadlines

  Deadline Presenter Task List  



Register for the 2021 Conference with the discount code "SPEAKER". Presenters received a complimentary day-of speaking registration and a discounted rate of $55.00 for Full Conference registration. Please email the office if you are unsure if you are registered.

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  ASAP Register for a required speaker training session, below.  
  ASAP Review the presentation guidelines below and download the PowerPoint template below.  
  Soon Before finalizing your presentation, review our helpful resources and links below.  
  Tuesday, April 6

Wednesday, April 7

Attend or watch the required virtual training session.

  Wednesday, April 14 View the full conference schedule and confirm your session info below.  
Thursday, April 15

Review the presentation information, submit your presentation and/or supplemental resources for us to post online, and download our virtual Zoom background below.

  Monday, April 19

Breakout room needs and poll questions (should you wish the WRPA Office to manage your polls) should be emailed to the WRPA Office before Monday, April 19.


Required Speaker Training Sessions

WRPA is determined to help you make your virtual presentation experience. You won’t be alone getting your presentation ready for the big event. Please join us for a training session so we can be sure you are all set up for the day-of. 

Speaker Training

View the Recording

Moderator Training

Thank you for attending!


Files for Download

Speaker Prep-Deck
Download the PPT Template
Download Zoom Background

Files for Download

Moderator Prep Deck Coming Soon

Download Zoom Background 


Submit Presenter & Session Information

The full conference schedule is posted online with your provided session description, learning objectives, and bio(s). If you have not sent us your session description, learning objectives, or bio, please do so by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Review the Schedule
Submit a Session Update

Presentation Guidelines

Before you jump to the links, here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you craft your presentation:

  • Have fun. Take risks. Don’t be afraid to try something new. You are among friends.
  • Include at least one interactive component in your presentation. What more can you add to the attendees’ experience?
  • Use the best research and reporting practices. Openly cite any sources.
Download the PPT Template

Presentation Information

Presentation Submission Deadline: Any speaker using PowerPoint or a like product, must submit presentations by Thursday, April 15. Submitted materials must be in their final form and speakers should not make changes to their presentation slides after submitting them. Presentations will be posted online PDF format for conference attendees to download prior to and following the conference. Use the naming convention: LastName_PresentationTitle_Presentation

Submit Your Presentation(s)

Presentation Details: If you would like to make updates to your session description, learning objectives, or your biography, please email the updates to the WRPA office at [email protected].

Use of Handouts: Providing examples of the concepts you are describing can sometimes help to solidify a presentation. If you want to share additional resources with attendees, you may submit them to WRPA by Thursday, April 15 will make them available for your session attendees online. Use the naming convention: LastName_PresentationTitle_Handout

Submit Your Handout(s)

Source Citations: Research used in developing the presentation must be referenced, with sources cited and permission granted, for use of another organization's samples or information.

Zoom Background: Please download and use the WRPA branded Zoom background when presenting. 

Download Zoom Background

Attire: Please dress in business attire for your presentation.

Cancellations: Please notify the WRPA office immediately if an emergency may prevent you from presenting a session. Please send a written cancellation via email to [email protected].

Helpful Links for Presenters

Inspiration and wisdom:

Not every presentation aligns with an unconventional format, but all presenters can learn from the success of the wildly-popular TED.com presentation format. Here is an interesting link to help you learn from the principles behind this model.

Presentation formats and content:

Slide Decks:

Being in front of an audience: