Speaker Reference Guide Print

Task Due Date
Provide speaker biography and headshot Jan. 31, 2018
Make hotel reservations Jun. 22, 2018
Submit PowerPoint presentation Jul. 6, 2018

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.

Your biography will appear on the forum website. Please confirm the accuracy of your biographical profile. Send your new or updated biography and professional headshot to Speaker Management by Jan. 31, 2018.

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.
  • Attach your professional headshot in a high resolution .jpg or .png format (minimum resolution: 300 dpi).

Make Hotel Reservations

The hotel reservation deadline is Jun. 22, 2018.

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. 22, 2018. Please note, the room block may sell out prior to that date so please book as soon as possible.
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Group rate: $259, plus tax

WorldatWork will reimburse up to two nights of lodging at the group rate in a designated forum hotel if you're a practitioner, an academic or a nonprofit organization representative. Consultants and service providers are not eligible for lodging reimbursement. No other expenses will be reimbursed. To ensure the group rate, your hotel reservation must be confirmed by the reservation deadline of Jun. 22, 2018.

To receive lodging reimbursement, you must complete and submit an expense reimbursement form (including the hotel bill) by August 31, 2018. Refer to your acceptance email to verify that you qualify to have your lodging reimbursed.

Submit by Jul. 6, 2018

    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 forum 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 forum attendees. The other version should include all information and will only be used to present on site. (Bring this version with you to the forum 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 forum website. Only registered attendees will be able to view and/or print the session handout before the forum and for several months after the forum. 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 forum 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 Speaker Management by Jun. 15, 2018. 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.

All forum sessions will be held in the Santiago Ballroom.

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 Rancho Bernardo Inn, proceed to the Santiago 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 Management
Phone: 480-304-6890
E-mail: speakers@worldatwork.org