Speaker Resources

2021 Annual Conference


Information for Speakers

Table of Contents

  • Your Session
    • Session Timing
    • PowerPoint Template
    • Submit Your Presentation Slides 
    • Promotional Toolkit
    Event Information
    • General Information
    • Hotel Information
    • Conference Schedule
    • Beer Tasting Event
    • Shipping to the Hotel
    • Health & Safety Guidelines
  • MISBO Contacts

Your Session

Session Timing and Notes

All sessions are scheduled for 1 hour. Below is a guideline for your session, but feel free to change up the flow if needed.

    • 15 minutes prior to session:  Find your session room and start setting up; prepare and test technology with MISBO staff
    • First 2-3 minutes:  Volunteer will wait for any stragglers to join the room, then they will introduce you
    • 50-55 minutes:  Your presentation
      • If your session allows, please offer your audience a chance to go outside and take a short mask break
    • 5-10 minutes:  Discussion and Q&A

Download any videos for your presentation ahead of time, rather than using the internet. It is best not to rely on internet during your presentation.

Powerpoint Template

Download here. Please use this branded template for your slides.

Submit Your Presentation Slides 

Submit your slides and any handouts here. Please submit your slides at least 2 days prior to your presentation. We need this as a backup in case your technology decides not to work! And slides will be shared with attendees after the event.

Promotional Toolkit

Download here. Help spread the word for a successful conference! Includes suggested social media posts, event graphics, etc.

Session Rooms

View the full schedule including session room assignments.

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Event Information

General Information

Hotel Information

Speakers are responsible for their own hotel and travel arrangements.

Conference Schedule

**View the Full Schedule and see the agenda below.

Wednesday, October 27

Hotel Check-in Begins (1 hour early for our guests!) 3:00 pm
Registration 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Thursday, October 28

Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Breakfast 7:45 am – 8:30 am
Chair's Welcome 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Keynote Session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Break with Sponsors 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakout Sessions  10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lunch & State of the Association 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
General Session | Sourcing Solutions 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Break with Sponsors 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Break with Sponsors 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
General Session 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MISBO On Tap | Beer Tasting Event (offsite) 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm


Friday, October 29

Breakfast  7:45 am - 8:30 am
President's Address 8:30 am - 9:00 am
General Session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Break 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Breakout Sessions 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Break  11:15 am – 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grab & Go Lunch  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Beer Tasting Event | MISBO On Tap

Time: Thursday, 10/28, 5:00-6:15 pm

Location: Area 61 Gallery
The Maclellan Building | 721 Broad St, Suite 100 | short walk from the hotel

Tickets: $35

To RSVP and purchase a ticket: contact Lindsay Cuppia at lindsaycuppia@misbo.com


Shipping to the hotel

  • Shipping address: 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga TN 37402
  • Include "MISBO Conference" and name of hotel guest on box
  • $5 per box handling fee

Health & Safety Guidelines

Click here to review our current guidelines for the conference.

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Thank you!

MISBO Events Contacts

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812
Director of Professional Development
Lindsay Cuppia
Lindsay Cuppia
Program and Event Manager MISBO (404)921-3810
Program and Event Manager