Speaker Resources

Information for Speakers

Table of Contents

Your Session

  • Session Timing
  • PowerPoint Template
  • Submit Your Presentation Slides 
  • Promotional Toolkit

Event Information

  • General Information
  • Hotel Information
  • Shipping to the Hotel

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.

    • 10 minutes prior to session:  Start setting up; prepare and test technology with MISBO staff
    • 40-45 minutes:  Your presentation
    • 5-10 minutes:  Discussion and Q&A
      • Please prepare a few discussion questions for the audience just in case
    • We encourage you to end a few minutes early so attendees have extra time to ask questions, discuss with their colleagues, or speak with sponsors before the next session

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 herePlease use this branded template for your slides.
*If you have any trouble using the template, email Lisa at lisaflowers@misbo.com.

Submit Your Presentation Slides 

Submit your slides here. Please submit slides at least 3 days prior to your presentation. We need this as backup in case your technology decides not to work! And slides will be shared with attendees after the event.

Event Information

General Information

Promotional Toolkit

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

Hotel Information

Speakers are responsible for their own hotel and travel arrangements.

Westin Chattanooga
801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Discounted Rate:  $169 per night

Cutoff date:  January 12th

Check in:  4:00 pm

Check out:  12:00 pm

Cancellation policy:  48 hours prior to arrival

Rooms reserved within the hotel block include:

    • Complimentary wireless internet
    • Group room rate available 1 day before and after the conference, based on availability 
    • Discounted valet parking ($20 per night)

Shipping to the hotel

Shipping address: 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

The following information must be included on all packages to ensure proper delivery:

  1. Send the package to the attention of the guest and "MISBO Conference"
  2. Package will be stored at no charge 2 - 3 days prior to guest arrival date
  3. If any packages are over 50 -60 pounds, please contact the hotel directly
  4. Date of Function (2/4/2024)

To ship from the hotel:

  • FedEx and UPS picks up daily from the hotel. You will have to schedule your pick-up in advance.

Thank you!

We look forward to having you there! Please reach out with any questions.

MISBO Events Contacts

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812
Director of Professional Development
Lisa Flowers
Lisa Flowers
Events Manager MISBO (404)921-3810
Events Manager