IOA 2024 Conference Plenary and Concurrent Presenter Resources

Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge!

We are delighted that you will be presenting at the 19th Annual IOA Conference. We have provided you with the resources below to assist you in preparing your presentation. 


Presentation Information

Presentation Submission Deadline: Any speaker using PowerPoint, must submit presentations by Friday, 23 February 2024. 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 and in the conference mobile app in PDF format for conference attendees to download.

Presentation Details: If you would like to make updates to your session description, your biography, or your photo, please email the updates to the IOA 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 IOA by Monday, 6 March 2024 and we will make them available for your session attendees online. Additional copies of materials will not be provided by IOA onsite at the conference.

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.

Audio/Visual: The standard AV package includes a podium, wired microphone, one wireless lapel microphone, slide advancer, laptop computer, projector, and screen. A wireless internet connection will also be available. Your presentation will be pre-loaded on the provided laptop. If you requested a flip-chart it will be available. Please send additional AV requests to the IOA office at [email protected] for consideration.

Attire: Please dress in business attire for your presentation.

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

Presenter Check List

Due Dates

If you have not yet submitted your headshot and biography or your co-presenters information please email it to the IOA Office at [email protected]  23 February
Return your completed Copyright Attestation Form to the IOA office.   23 February
Download and review the Speaker Preparation Kit. COMING SOON.  
Download the IOA 2024 PowerPoint template.
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If you would like to participate in all of the Conference activities please be sure to register. 
 Register Now
Email your finalized PowerPoint presentation and any handouts/materials to the IOA office at [email protected]. (Please let us know if you would not like your PowerPoint to be posted for attendees to download.)  23 February 2024
Have a great time presenting at IOA 2024!  


Presentation Guidelines

Before you jump in, 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?
  • It is strongly recommended that you provide a takeaway for your audience, and it can be anything from a white paper to an infographic to a follow-up worklist or reading list (your slides don’t count as a takeaway). Your takeaway does not need to be printed - the IOA can make it available to attendees after your presentation.
  • Use the best research and reporting practices. Openly cite any sources.
  • Please dress in business attire for your presentation.
  • Please notify the IOA 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 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: