Speaker Reference Guide Print

Task Due Date
Accept speaker agreement Jan. 20, 2017
Provide bio Jan. 20, 2017
Make hotel reservations Jun. 23, 2017
Submit PowerPoint presentation Jul. 7, 2017

WorldatWork will provide you with one complimentary full forum registration, which includes admission to forum sessions, breakfasts, lunches and receptions. WorldatWork will automatically register you for the forum once your speaker agreement is received. You'll get an email confirming your registration.

Make sure you add the sessions and events you plan to attend to your schedule. Visit the Build My Schedule webpage.

Your biography will appear on the forum website. Please confirm the accuracy of your biographical profile. Send your new or updated biography to Amanda Heisler by Jan. 20, 2017.

Tips for creating a biography:
  • Limit it to 200 words.
  • Include your name, title, company name and description, length of time in your current role, responsibilities/expertise, how your experience relates to the presentation, your prior roles/credentials and your education.
Include your name, title, company name and description, length of time in your current role, responsibilities/expertise, how your experience relates to the presentation, your prior roles/credentials and your education.

The hotel reservation deadline is Jun. 23, 2017.

You are responsible for making your hotel room reservations and initially paying for your lodging expenses. To obtain the discounted group rates, make your reservation no later than Jun. 23, 2017, or before the block sells out, whichever occurs first.

Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, CA
Group rate: $309, plus a $20 resort fee and tax.

WorldatWork will pay for up to two nights of lodging at the group rate at the Paséa Hotel & Spa if you are a practitioner, academic or nonprofit organization representative (consultants and service providers are not eligible). No other expenses will be covered by WorldatWork. To receive lodging reimbursement, you must complete and submit an expense reimbursement form (including the hotel bill) by August 30, 2017. Refer to your acceptance email to verify that you qualify to have your lodging reimbursed. Any nights beyond the two covered nights and incidentals will be the responsibility of the speaker.

Submit by Jul. 10, 2017

    Presentation submission guidelines:
  • Submit your presentation in a PowerPoint format and keep the file size under 15 MB.
  • WorldatWork has prepared a PowerPoint template for your presentation that we encourage you to use, however, it is not a requirement.
  • Submission of your presentation grants WorldatWork the nonexclusive right and license to reproduce and distribute presentation materials as part of the event program. If you have proprietary material in your presentation that you do not want to be published, create two versions of your PowerPoint presentation. One version should exclude the proprietary information and can be distributed to event attendees. The other version should include all information and will only be used to present on site. (Bring this version with you on site on a USB flash drive.)
  • WorldatWork will convert your presentation (the version that excludes proprietary materials) into a PDF handout version and will upload it to the WorldatWork event website and mobile app. Registered attendees only will be able to view and/or print the session handout before the event, on site and for several months after the event. Please note: As part of our less-paper event initiative, no printed presentations or handouts will be provided on site.
  • All submitted presentations will be preloaded onto the event computer located in your session room. We strongly recommend that you bring a backup of your presentation on a USB flash drive.

WorldatWork will provide the audio/visual equipment listed below in each session room. If you need any additional equipment, you must submit your requests to Amanda Heisler by Jun. 16, 2017. All additional audio/visual requests are subject to approval. If you order any additional equipment on site, you will be asked to provide a credit card for payment. Please note that your on site requests may not be filled due to time constraints.

    Standard audio/visual equipment in all session rooms provided by WorldatWork includes:
  • Screen
  • LCD data projector with VGA cable for PC laptop connections
    (Note: Speakers using a Mac will need to bring their own adapter cable to connect to the projector.)
  • PC laptop, mouse and wireless remote control
  • Wi-Fi
  • Podium with microphone and/or wireless lavaliere microphone(s)
  • Sound (for videos) if requested in advance.

All forum sessions will be held in the Sapphire I room.

Sessions will be 75 minutes in duration.

Due to the limited time of each session, please allow no more than five minutes to introduce yourself, your co-presenters and your backgrounds. The attendees are there to hear the content and key applications. Please also allow at least five minutes at the end of your session for questions.

Upon your arrival at Paséa Hotel & Spa, proceed to The Blue Ballroom to the WorldatWork Check-In desk. There you will receive your forum name badge and program materials.

View a complete forum schedule.

Business or business casual is the recommended dress for your speaking engagement. Please note, when presenting you will be using a wireless lavalier mic, therefore avoid any jewelry or garments that could interfere with the sound or make it difficult to wear the mic.


Speaker Badge

Download this graphic to promote that you're speaking at the 2017 Executive Compensation Forum. Place the graphic in your email signature, on your website and in your printed materials.


Amanda Heisler
Event Planner