You have been chosen to speak and now it’s time to start planning your session – on your own, with a co-speaker, or on a panel. Every speaker is urged to rehearse the presentation several times in advance of the program, and to assure that it can be completed in the allotted time.
Coordination with Co-Presenters/Panelist
Sessions with 2 or more presenters: There are several scenarios in which faculty members are paired to present on a topic. Some presenters may submit a joint proposal with one or two individuals, the proposal is chosen, and no changes to the presenters or scope of the topic are made by the committee. Some may be paired with a co-presenters who submitted a similar proposal and the committee wants the experience and expertise of both individuals. There are some situations where a presenter’s proposal is chosen and the committee identifies a co-presenter or asks the person who proposed to find a co-presenter who provides a certain perspective. With any of these scenarios – faculty members must coordinate and plan the session, materials, and the presentation together. AHLA expects each individual to spend the time necessary meeting with your co-presenters, contributing to the materials, and planning and reviewing the presentation in advance of the program.
Moderators: In some cases, the session will be structured as a panel with a moderator. It is strongly suggested that the moderator coordinate and contact the participants on their specific panel to discuss the content, focus, and timeframe for each presenter. This ensures there is not overlap or redundant information and that the transition between speakers is seamless. It is also the responsibility of the moderator to coordinate the materials being submitted for the session.