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Uploading PowerPoint Presentations

To alleviate any onsite problems, Oral Session presentations must be uploaded in advance 

APHA suggests that presentations be made in PowerPoint. Reference the accessiblility guidelines when creating your presentation.

If you are using materials in your presentation (pictures, charts, graphs, video, etc.) that are not original work, seek permission from the original source and cite the source.

How to Upload Your Presenation

  1. Log in to Speaker's Corner. A direct link to your personal Speaker's Corner can be found in your acceptance email.
  2. During the upload process, you will be asked for permission to record your presentation. PowerPoint and voice recordings are packaged and sold as E-ssentialLearning. You do not need to be recorded. However, presentations must be uploaded in advance even you do not want to be recorded.
  3. Save a copy of your presentation in a portable format (CD or USB/Flash Drive) to bring with you to the Annual Meeting in the event of technical difficulties.

File Types

  • Presentations should be 35 MB or less to upload in advance. Larger presentations should be uploaded on site in the Speaker Ready Room.

  • If your presentation has EMBEDDED audio or video files with .avi, .wmv, .wma, .mov, .mpeg, .mp3 file extensions, it can be uploaded online.

  • If your presentation has embedded audio, please notify APHA in advance so that speakers or sound patch can be arranged.
  • Video files must be compatable with Windows Media Player.

  • A DVD player can be ordered for an extra cost. Complete the AV Order form to add a DVD player to your session.
  • Videos used in presentations should be captioned.

  • If you did not submit your presentation in advance or have changes to make to your previously submitted presentation, take a saved copy of your presentation (CD or USB/Flash Drive) and report directly to the Speaker Ready Room at least 16 hours before the start of the session. You must use the Speaker Ready Room in the property where your presentation is taking place.
  • If you miss the 16 hour deadline due to a tight travel schedule stop by the Speaker Ready Room as soon as possible to receive instructions on how to upload your presentation.
  • Speaker Ready Room Cartoon

    Cartoon copyrighted by Mark Parisi, printed with permission.