Speaker FAQ

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Speaker FAQ 2017-07-13T05:55:03+00:00
Who should I contact if I have questions? 2017-07-13T05:55:45+00:00

For questions, feel free to contact either:

Robin Raskin
[email protected]

 Linda Nessim

[email protected]

When and where will the [email protected] and FamilyTech Summits be held? 2017-10-10T16:51:36+00:00

The summit will take place on Wenesday, January 10, 2018 the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301. The [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit start at 8:00 a.m. and run until 5PM.

Where do I submit my bio and photo? 2017-10-06T18:30:50+00:00

To submit your bio, and photo go to KidsatPlaySummit.com and FamilyTechSummit.com and click “2018 Form Login” in the upper right hand corner of the page. If this is your first visit, create your account by typing the information into the New Users section. Returning speakers are required to create a New Account each year. 

Once your account is created, you’ll see an online form to submit your contact information, photo, bio, and other information. It’s important that you send this information to us as soon as possible, which will allow us to start promoting you on our website. This information is also used to register you for a CES Badge.

How will you be using my bio and photo? 2017-10-06T18:18:19+00:00

Your photo and a short version of your bio will posted on the Summit website and included in the program handout for the Summit. Your bio also will be used to introduce you at your session.

What is the schedule of the Summit? 2017-10-06T18:24:10+00:00

A tentative schedule is available online. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Updates will be posted at the Summit websites and we will try to notify speakers and moderators directly if changes occur.

When should I arrive at the Summit? 2016-10-04T15:53:25+00:00

All speakers and moderators are encouraged to participant in the entire summit and lend their voices to the discussions. However, at a minimum all speakers and moderators should arrive at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301 at least 30 minutes before their session. Some speakers may be asked to come earlier if they are using special technology. Please make your presence known to your moderator and a LIDT representative.

Is there an on-site location where I can relax or practice my presentation? 2017-10-06T18:02:54+00:00

Yes. There is a Speaker Ready room in the Venetian for your use. The room is Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4401, and you’ll need your CES Speaker badge to enter. The room will have computers, access to the Internet, a fax machine, a printer  (for minimal printing only), telephones and light refreshments. You will have access to this room during the entire four days of the CES Show. To see all benefits of the speaker ready room, please visit http://www.ces.tech/Conference/Speaker-Resources/Speaker-Services.aspx

What A/V equipment will be available at the conference? 2017-10-06T18:16:15+00:00

The standard A/V in each conference session will be:

  • LCD projector, 16:9 format
  • Large Screen
  • Wireless mics for presenters
  • Laptop in the back of the room, which the AV crew uses for presentations

We don’t usually provide Internet in the room, and we advise against relying on Internet for your presentation. This is a trade show environment, which places a lot of stress on the Internet. If you need Internet connectivity during your presentation, please contact [email protected]

In your Powerpoint presentation you should use common movie formats such as mp4, and make sure any movie is 720p or smaller. Higher resolutions will not look better (the screen is usually 720p) and may stutter on playback.

We prefer to assemble all powerpoint visuals before the conference. If you bring a revised presentation, make sure you have a copy on a flash drive. And also bring a 2nd copy (flash drives aren’t highly reliable).

We generally use Powerpoint for presentations. If you prefer other presentation software, please get in touch.

What if I would like to use other technology? 2016-10-04T15:51:37+00:00

Please let us know by December 1st or earlier so that we can determine if we can accommodate the technology. Please contact [email protected].

May I distribute my company’s collaterals and materials during my session? 2016-07-15T14:30:18+00:00

Not unless you are a paid sponsor. Instructions regarding collateral materials are emailed directly to exhibitors and sponsors as part of their sponsorship package. If you have any questions about distribution of materials, please contact [email protected]

Will my session be recorded? 2017-10-06T18:17:39+00:00

Your session may be recorded for subsequent showing on our websites and also on CES and partner websites. Please be sure to read and agree to the media waiver at our website.

Will there be press at the Summit? 2017-10-06T18:19:59+00:00

Yes. Press and analysts are admitted to all conference sessions. The Summit does quite a bit of public relations, but all speakers are encouraged to do their own PR, work to get press to attend their session and the conference, and also set up their own press appointments while at CES.

What is the exhibiting schedule of CES? 2017-10-06T18:22:21+00:00

Full details are on the CES website http://www.ces.tech/

What about getting a hotel room in Las Vegas? 2017-10-06T18:26:23+00:00

Hotel rooms will become scarce as it gets closer to CES. Speakers and moderators are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying for all of their hotel and travel expenses. Go to http://www.ces.tech/Register-Plan for a list of hotels offering CES special rates.

Where do I get my CES Speaker Badge? 2017-10-06T18:28:49+00:00

As a speaker, you will be registered for CES automatically. Upon your arrival, please pick up your badge at any of the CES badge pickup locations or at one of the two Speaker Ready Rooms: Venetian, Level 4 in Marcello 4401 or the LVCC N263 in the North Hall (Upper Level) of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Your badge allows access to the exhibit show floor, free conference sessions, SuperSessions and keynotes in addition to the Summit conference tracks.

Do I need to register for CES to speak at the Summit? 2017-10-06T18:29:49+00:00

All  Summit speakers, panelists and moderators are automatically registered for CES. Exhibitors will receive an email and link from CES to register for allotted badges.  Additional colleagues/guests will need to register on their own for CES to get access to the conference.