Speaker Resources


The 2015 STMA Conference and Exhibition will be taking place in Denver, Colorado from January 13-16! 

Important Deadlines:

January 9, 2015:
Educational handouts and PowerPoint presentations due.

Please send your presentation materials (outlines, an article closely related to your presentation, or your PowerPoint presentation) to me.  All of your information will be secured to prevent plagiarism.  These materials will be available to attendees on the STMA website prior, during and after the conference.  They will also be included on the recordings if your session is being recorded.  Materials can be sent to me via email, kalthouse@stma.org.  Please be aware that my inbox only accepts up to 10 MB.  For larger files, please use the online storage system, Dropbox.  Please follow these instructions.
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     2) Click Sign in in the upper right corner and fill in email and password
          a. Email – kalthouse@stma.org     
          b. Password – stma2015
3) Using the Upload button at the top of the page, please upload your files.
4) Once upload is complete, please logout.

Convention Center:
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Host Hotel:
Denver Hyatt Regency
650 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

Hotel Accomodations
STMA will be making your entire hotel reservation.  STMA will pay for the number of nights indicated on your speaking contract.  You may stay as many additional nights as you wish at your own expense.

Flight Reservations
Call STMA's Travel Agency - WorldTek Travel - 800-233-5989

Airport & Ground Transportation
The Denver Airport is 25 miles from downtown Denver.  The Hyatt does not provide shuttle service.  For transportation options, go to www.flydenver.com and click on Ground Transportation.

Non-Commercial Policy
Speakers will not be allowed under any circumstances to promote any product, company, or service within the presentation or handouts. It is both STMA's and the speaker's responsibility to present unbiased, honest information to attendees. STMA will NOT tolerate the following:

- Use of company or university logos. For example, company and university logos cannot appear on your slides.
- Use of brand or trade names. For example, when discussing pesticides, only the common name should be mentioned.
- Biased research results or data that positively reflect your company, product, or service and all competitors negatively. If your presentation requires inclusion of a product, company, or service, comprehensive data should be presented. For example, when discussing effectiveness of pesticides, the results of various pesticides should be presented instead of promoting the positive effects of one.
- Product, company, or service promotion. Individual promotion of products, companies, or services will not be allowed. The education session "New Trends and Technology in Sports Turf" has been specifically designated for promotion of company products and services. If you are not presenting during this presentation, please comply with STMA's policy.
STMA will be monitoring presentations to ensure compliance. If you have any questions on what can and cannot be included in your presentation, please contact Kristen Althouse, kalthouse@stma.org.

Pictures Needed!
Please send a picture of yourself for STMA to use for electronic marketing of your presentation.

If you are presenting your topic using PowerPoint, please be advised that text only slides should make up no more than 25% of your presentation. It is important that you stay within the time allotted for your presentation. You can estimate to spend 1-3 minutes on each slide. A one hour presentation should contain 20-40 slides. Please refer to PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines for additional assitance in building an engaging presentation.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Kristen Althouse, STMA Education Manager:
Email: kalthouse@stma.org
Phone: 785-542-9243


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