Strategic Enrollment Management Conference

AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management Conference is the premier professional development opportunity for our members. Participants can play an active role in the success of the meeting by presenting a session; the specific responsibilities of presenters are outlined below.

Presentation Networking

Presentation Networking is back for the 2014 AACRAO SEM Conference. AACRAO will provide presentation computers in all meeting rooms, which will be networked to a central computer located in the Speaker Ready Room. You will not use your own laptop.

Important Note:
Please upload your presentation handouts to the personalized link you will receive so attendees can preview your presentation and come prepared with questions.

This year we are not asking you to provide paper handouts for attendees, so please upload your presentation prior to the conference, by midnight EST October 24, 2014. Handouts that are uploaded prior to the conference will be available to participants through the AACRAO Engage Meeting App.

To help you plan your session, action items as well as guidelines for preparing your session are provided in the information below.

Present at the SEM Conference

The Call for Proposals for each SEM Conference opens in February or March. Once you are selected as a presenter at the meeting, you will be notified of your acceptance by the SEM Conference organizers. To help you plan your session, action items as well as guidelines for preparing your session are provided in the links below.

Power Point Template

AACRAO has created a PowerPoint template for presentations at the 2014 SEM Conference; the customized template is available here. You are not required to use this, but it is available if you like. If you decide to use your own PowerPoint slides, please have a similar format and be sure to include the etiquette information from the template.

Speaker Ready Room: Check-in Required for ALL Presenters

Back by popular demand, AACRAO is providing Speaker Networking. All meeting rooms will have presentation computers and will be networked to a central server located in the Speaker Ready Room. Presenters are encouraged and expected to bring their own memory device or CD-ROM to the Speaker Ready Room, where they will have the opportunity to review their presentations or make any last minute changes. If possible, please check in at the Speaker Ready Room 4 hours BEFORE your presentation.

Speaker Ready Room Location and Hours

Location: Plaza 1 Room, Third Floor, J.W. Marriott L.A. Live

Sunday, October 26 – 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday, October 27 – 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 28– 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 29 – 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE Online Presenter Workshop

Whether you are a novice presenter at AACRAO meetings or a seasoned colleague, we invite you to visit our new online Presenter Workshop. This workshop is offered as a free, interactive course site in AACRAO’s online learning management system. The site is monitored regularly by experienced presenters who are available to answer questions and provide assistance. The course is open continuously, so you can visit it at your convenience to explore options for your session format to increase audience engagement, get design tips for presentation visuals, locate resources helpful to presenters, and obtain feedback on drafts of your session plans and presentation materials. To visit the workshop:

  1. Go to URL: http://elearn.aacrao.org/login/index.php
  2. Click on “Login as a guest”
  3. Click on “Presenter Workshop”

The site provides simple guidelines for how to participate in the workshop according to your interests and current level of expertise. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Linda Smith, Online Course Coordinator, at smithl@aacrao.org or call 202-355-1044.