Speaker Resources

Welcome to the Speaker Resources page

 

The 2022 Construction Super Conference will take place at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, December 6-8. CSC plans its educational content to comply with the accreditation requirements accepted by most major credentialing organizations, which allow for attendees to obtain MCLE credits. We will have the 2022 Conference Schedule ready by late Summer 2022.

Call for presentations are now closed.

Conference Format

Each educational session is 60-75 minutes, which allows for audience participation and interaction. Each session should be focused on providing high-level educational content befitting this premier conference. The target audience is construction attorneys, construction industry general counsel, construction industry executives representing developers, government, design professionals and contractors. 86% of attendees at the conference have worked in the industry for 11 years or more.

Evaluation of Session Proposals

Session Proposals are reviewed by the Conference Advisory Board. The review focuses on the relevance and importance of the proposed topic, the quality of each Proposal and its proposed Panel as well as the appropriateness of the proposed session in the context of the overall conference content. Proposed speaker panels should be balanced to include a strong presence of industry practitioners, such as general counsel and industry executives. Successful proposals typically propose 3 or 4 speakers, including the moderator.

Conference Presentation Topic Examples

  • Arbitration
  • BIM/Emerging Technology
  • Contract Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Ethics, Compliance, Advocacy
  • Infrastructure/Transportation/Energy
  • Innovative Litigation Strategies
  • Insurance and Surety
  • P3 Trends
  • Risk Management
  • Workforce, Labor Issues

Considerations for acceptance includes timely and substantive content, with a reference to a case study preferred. Suggested panelists should include senior attorney, general counsel, construction owner/operator and construction firm executive.

When are the Call for Presentations due and how do I submit?

Submission deadline for the 2022 Construction Super Conference was on April 8 and is now closed.

MCLE Guidelines

What are the MCLE guidelines for my printed materials?

Please click here to read the CSC MCLE Guidelines Information on Written Materials Guidelines.

5-page outline of your anticipated PowerPoint presentation to fulfill MCLE requirements or a PPT on the CSC template is required to fulfill MCLE credits. This outline is due Friday, July 1 via email to Breelan.Baxter@emeraldx.com

Why are there different MCLE credits awarded on the MCLE webpage?

Each state has different credentialing approval standards.

Who do I talk to regarding MCLEs?

If you have any questions, please email Breelan Baxter. Please also visit the MCLE page for the most up to date information.

How do I receive my certificate of attendance?

After the conference, within 6 weeks, all presenters will be emailed a certificate with the sessions they have attended. Please remember that some states require you to self-report your MCLE status and credits. Visit the MCLE page for more information.

I have a question that is not listed here, whom do I contact?

Please contact the Conference Coordinator, Breelan Baxter

Registration

How do I register for Construction Super Conference?

As a speaker at Construction Super Conference, you will be emailed a dedicated link to register for the conference at your discounted rate. Please do not register yourself online through the general registration site. Please wait for an email from our team with registration instructions and your dedicated link. We anticipate sending you this link in early fall.

Do I have to pay the full amount for my conference pass?

As a speaker you will receive a discounted registration available only via the dedicated link we email to you. Please refer to your speaker agreement and registration email for details on your speaker registration. You may also contact the Conference Manager, Maeghan Horvath.

When do I need to register by?

All speakers must complete their online registration and pay any balance due no later than Friday, November 4, 2022.

If I’m having issues registering for the conference, who can I contact?

You can contact our dedicated registration team if you’re having any issues at all.
Service Team Phone:  800-465-5514
Service Team Email: CSC@experient-inc.com

Session/Speaker Updates

Speaker changes will be accepted up to August 26. After this date, no changes will be made in print. They will be updated on the CSC website.

What are my responsibilities as a speaker?

Moderator/Main Speaker: You are the main point of contact between conference staff and your panel. Please communicate with your session’s panelists frequently and in a timely manner any updates, changes, requests, deadlines, or other details provided to you by conference staff.

Panelist: Please work with your session’s moderator to provide all necessary deliverables. You will receive your own speaker agreement and conference staff may reach out directly with requests from time to time.

Presentations/Deadlines

Is there a standard PowerPoint template for presenters to use? Do I have to use the CSC PowerPoint template?

Yes, there is a standard PowerPoint template that presenters are required to use. You may download the template here. We will also email each session’s main speaker this template directly.

Will attendees have access to my presentation before the event?

Yes. Attendees will receive a thumb drive onsite when they pickup their badge, along with a tote bag of information. Learn more about how you can have your branding associated with the Welcome Kit.

Do you provide handouts of my presentation?

No. Hard copy handouts will not be printed as we provide a thumb drive to all attendees of the presentation/handout materials. You are welcome to provide hard copies and bring with you to the session. The room monitor can pass these out as attendees enter the room.

Who do I send my final presentation to?

Please save it as a pdf file and send to Breelan.Baxter@emeraldx.com

Sample naming convention: 2022_CSC_Session ID_Last name.pdf

2022_CSC_S01_Smith.pdf

When is my presentation due?

Friday, September 30, 2022 

Final presentations must be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2022. Your presentation will be included on a thumb drive which is mandatory for CLE credentialing purposes. The thumb drive will be given to all attendees. If you do not send your presentation by this date, it will affect the credentialing organizations approval for credits, jeopardizing the Construction SuperConference for attendees.

What if my presentation is proprietary and I don’t want it on the thumb drive?

We understand that some presentations may be proprietary. Please share this information with the attendees prior to the start of your session so that they can take notes if they wish. At the minimum, please submit an outline and supplementary materials to fulfill the MCLE requirements. (Note: Virginia requires a PowerPoint/pdf presentation for all sessions.)

Can I make changes to my presentation after I have sent it for upload to the thumb drive?

The thumb drive is the final product. However, if you do have changes, please bring a printout on site, so that attendees have the most updated version.

Can I also offer supplementary materials for my presentation?

Yes. Please save it as a PDF and label it as follows:

2022_CSC_Session ID_Last name_Materials.pdf

2022_CSC_E56_Smith_Materials.pdf

Send to: Breelan.Baxter@emeraldx.com

What file size should my presentation be and what happens if it is larger than 8 MB?

We prefer that all presentations be under 8 MB. If it is larger than 8 MB, we recommend that you send two files if you have a lot of photos and illustrations.

Sample:

2022_CSC_E46_Smith_1_of _2.pdf

2022_CSC_E46_Smith_2_of _2.pdf

Session Rooms

What is included in my session room if I am a presenter?

A podium, podium microphone, LCD projector, cable from laptop to LCD projector, cable to send computer audio to room sound, front projection screen, and table top microphones for panel presentations.

Do I have to bring anything with me for my session as a presenter?

Yes, speakers are responsible for providing their own laptop with their presentation fully loaded on it and a backup on a thumb drive.

Speakers will be responsible for cueing their slides from the laptop located at or near the podium. Presentation remotes will not be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own.

MAC-based computers, iPad, or other devices other than a PC:

If you are using any of the above devices (anything other than a PC), please bring a dongle connection to attach to the VGA cable. If you are unsure what you need, please contact Maeghan Horvath

Movies/videos:

If you have any movies or video files embedded in your presentation, please contact Maeghan Horvath, to arrange a test of your presentation.

Meeting rooms:

All meeting rooms are set in theater style.

WiFi availability in session rooms: Internet is available in the meeting rooms for purchase. Please contact Emily Clay if you are interested in purchasing.

Speaker Support

There will be a support staff person located near your session room. They are responsible for scanning badges prior to the session, collecting evaluations, and giving you a ten-minute warning prior to your session ending.

Speaker Lounge: A speaker lounge will be available for you to go and meet with your panel. There will be tables, chairs, and power outlets in the room. Here you can connect with your panel members and review any last-minute changes.

Travel

Are there any special hotel discounts related to the conference?

Yes. Construction Super Conference has worked closely together with our venue to secure the lowest hotel room rate possible. Please book your hotel room in our hotel block as soon as possible, as rooms tend to go fast. *Hotel block is now open through November 4, 2022.

On-Site Conference

When I arrive, where do I pick up my badge and/or register?

At the Registration Desk, where you will receive a Welcome Kit that contains your badge and important conference materials.

Badge Scanning

All attendees MUST have their badge scanned by our conference staff at the doors upon entry into a session. Failure to do so will result in obtaining a late certificate (after 6 weeks) with your CLE information.

Post-Conference

How do I provide feedback on the conference?

An online sevaluation will be sent to all those who registered one week after the conference. We welcome any feedback or comments you may have.