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ACLEA 2020 Mid-Year Meeting Speaker Resources

ACLEA's 56th Mid-Year Meeting

ACLEA's 56th Mid-Year Meeting | January 24 – 26, 2020
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront | Jacksonville, Florida – U.S.A.


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Conference Details

Questions? Contact Jenna Luedtke at

Important Deadlines

Speaker Agreement and Professional Bio Due – November 26, 2019

Registration Deadline – December 13, 2019

AV Requests, Session and Speaker Information Changes Deadline – December 13, 2019

Presentation and Handouts Submissions Due – December 18, 2019

Hotel Room Block Cut-Off Date – January 9, 2020

Before the Conference

Speaker Acceptance/Agreement and Disclosure

Registration Information

  • If you plan to attend any portion of the 56th Mid-Year Meeting other than your own presentation, we ask that you please register online and pay the appropriate fees.
    • Final registration date
      • December 13 – please be sure to register yourself for the conference by this date

      Register Today!

 Hotel Room Block

  • Please find hotel and lodging information here. Unless special arrangements have been made with ACLEA, speakers are responsible for their own hotel reservations. If special arrangements have been made and you need your room reserved, please contact Jill Tichy at

 Session and Speaker Changes

  • The information that was provided in your CFP is what we will use to market your session. If you have any changes to your session description or presenter information please fill out this form.
  • Changes are due by December 13

Presentation Information

PPT Template

Tips and Tricks for a Good Presentation

  • Limit the amount of information on each slide
  • Do not use more than four colors in your presentation
  • Avoid red letters, which are difficult for some people to read
  • The best readability comes from high contrast of intensity
  • Rehearse your presentation prior to the conference

Presentation and Handout Submission

  • Presentation and handouts are due December 18
  • Please submit your handouts/presentation in PDF format
  • You are responsible for providing your own printed handouts. ACLEA will not print onsite.
  • Handouts and presentations will be made available to attendees through mobile app/website/email link. Please provide your handouts and presentations by December 18 in order to provide these materials to attendees prior to the conference.

Upload your Presentation and Handouts

Upload handouts and materials here.

When uploading your PowerPoint and handouts, please name your documents in the following format:

  • Presentations: Presentation Title_Speaker Names_PPT
  • Handouts: Presentation Title_Speaker Names_Handout1


ACLEA will provide the following AV for breakout sessions:

  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Slide advancer
  • Microphone – if necessary

Speaker will provide:

  • Laptop
  • Extra USB with presentation loaded on it
  • Laptop adaptor to connect to Projector

Room Set Up

  • Information coming soon!

Conference and Session Information

Description of Audience

  • We will have approximately 28 educational sessions during the duration of the conference
  • We will have approximately 150 people in attendance
  • With members hailing from the U.S., Canada, and abroad, the continuing legal education professionals who attend this meeting include: programming planners, editors, publication staff, executive directors, and other key decision makers from various state and provincial bars, national bars, local and specialty bars, and independent CLE companies.

Session Length(s) and type(s)

  • The conference features plenary sessions and sets of 3 workshop tracks per session
  • Sessions will generally be about an hour in length with about 40 minutes of presentation and about 10 minutes for Q&A at the end
  • Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your presentation so we can get you set up and make sure you have what you need in the room you present in

Before You Go

What to Bring

  • Flashdrive with Presentation
  • Laptop
  • Laptop adaptor to connect to projector
  • Handouts (if applicable)
    • Appromixately 50, for Workshop Sessions
    • Approxmiately 125 for Plenary Sessions

Suggested Attire

  • Business casual

Conference Arrival

Check-in Information

  • Check in at the Conference Registration Desk – see the registration desk schedule here (coming soon)

   Moderator's Role

Moderator duties:

  • Will assist with set-up, anything speaker needs prior to and during presentation
  • Introduces speaker and presentation
  • Moderator packets including moderator schedule, script, bios and materials will be provided at registration


Expense Reimbursement

Evaluation Results

Evaluation results should be available to you by end of February, 2020

Post Conference Presentation and Handout Updates

Please submit your updated presentations and handouts here.