Presenter Guidelines


Congratulations, and thank you for presenting at the 2023 Strategic Enrollment Management Conference.

We are appreciative of you lending your professional knowledge to the AACRAO community. Please note the following tips, reminders, and resources as you prepare for the SEM Conference:

  • Uploading Presenter Materials

    Presenters must upload their presentation materials to the Meeting Tomorrow Presenter Portal. The deadline for uploading presentation materials is October 20, 2023.  

    NEW FOR 2023:

    • Slides should be submitted only as PowerPoint files, no PDFs or JPEGs will be accepted
    • Slide decks should be submitted as ONE master deck per presentation slot. All materials from all presenters should be merged into one file before submission
    • Slide deck file names must be based on the presentation name, the version number of the file, and the date of the presentation.  
      Example Presentation Deck File Name: "DiversityinUniversitiesPresentation_v1_11-5-2023"
    • A login and password are not required to upload materials

    Submitting Videos:

    • Video files should be provided as separate files, not embedded into presentations
    • Videos are to be provided in MP4 format
    • Video file names must contain a presenter name, session title, and date of the presentation. 
      Example Video File Name: "JaneSmith_ Marketing 101_ 03-21-2023.mp4”
    • Recommended max video file size: 4GB total

    For best results, please review the Presenter Content Guidelines provided by our AV team at Meeting Tomorrow.

  • Powerpoint Presentation Template

    Download the AACRAO branded PowerPoint template for your session presentation.  The template is provided as a resource for presenters; it is not required for use.

    Fonts: Avoid using custom or licensed fonts (aka fonts that have been downloaded from the internet.) Custom fonts used in PPT decks (those not included in Microsoft Office 2016), must be provided three business days in advance of the due date for testing.

    PREZI & Apple Product Users

    We recommend creating all decks in PowerPoint. If slide decks were created on an Apple computer or in Prezi and then exported to PowerPoint, please check to make sure all formatting was exported correctly before submitting.

  • Speaker Ready Room

    The Speaker Ready Room at the 2023 SEM Conference will be in room 701 of the Hyatt Regency Seattle.

    All presenters must check into the Speaker Ready Room at least four hours before presenting. NEW for 2023: presentations will be loaded directly onto the laptop in your session room by the AV team (and not onto a networked server). When checking in with the Speaker Ready team, please bring the final version of your presentation files on a thumb drive.

    Speaker Ready Room Hours:
    Sunday, Nov. 5: 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Monday, Nov. 6: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 7: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 8: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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Help build excitement and anticipation around the 2023 Strategic Enrollment Management Conference by sharing these resources with your colleagues, connections, and networks. Tag us using @AACRAO and add #SEM2023 in your caption when posting about the SEM Conference on social media channels. The following hashtags are also applicable:

  • #EM
  • #HigherEd
  • #SEMPlanning
  • #AdvancingHigherEd
  • #SharedSuccess
  • #WideningtheCircle
  • #ImplementingSuccess
  • #StrategyintoPractice
  • #DataDrivenExcellence
  • #ProfessionalDevelopment
Sample Posts
  • Join me at the 2023 SEM Conference in Seattle, Washington, where I will present my session titled [Session Title] and discuss my research on the role of SEM in ensuring learner success: #SEM2023
  • Register for the 2023 SEM Conference in Seattle, Washington to hear my session on creating pathways to support effective SEM planning and implementation: #SEM2023
  • I’m presenting my session titled [Session Title] at the 2023 SEM Conference. Register to connect with me in Seattle, Washington and hear my research on utilizing innovative data strategies to inform and guide enrollment goals: #SEM2023
  • I’m presenting my research on organizational leadership and career development at the 2023 SEM Conference. Register now to attend my session titled [Session Title] in Seattle, Washington: #SEM2023
  • My session at the 2023 SEM Conference focuses on fostering effective community collaboration to explore new strategies that promote student success. Register to hear my research and join me in Seattle, Washington: #SEM2023
  • Join me in defining the future of higher education by registering for the 2023 SEM Conference—I’ll be sharing my research on addressing the challenges institutions face in the years ahead: #SEM2023
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  • [Company/Organization] is looking forward to attending the 2023 SEM Conference. Register to hear our session on [Topic]: #SEM2023
  • [Company/Organization] is presenting the session titled [Session Title] at the 2023 SEM Conference. Join our session to access tools for building cohesive organizational cultures within your college campus: #SEM2023
  • [Company/Organization] is a proud sponsor of the 2023 SEM Conference. Join us in utilizing innovative strategies to implement effective SEM planning at your institution: #SEM2023
  • Register for the 2023 SEM Conference to meet the [Company/Organization] team in Seattle, Washington, from November 5-8. We’ll be discussing methods for advancing the future of higher education in SEM planning during our session titled [Session title]. #SEM2023
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