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Speaker Reference Guide

Important Deadlines

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Task Due Date
Submit Bio and Headshot May 31, 2019
Make your hotel reservation Before July 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), or before the block sells out, whichever occurs first
Submit PowerPoint presentation Aug. 5, 2019
Submit hotel reimbursement Sept. 30, 2019

Conference Registration

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WorldatWork will provide you with one complimentary full event registration, which includes admission to event sessions, breakfasts, lunches and receptions. WorldatWork will automatically register you for the event once we receive your speaker agreement. You'll receive an email confirming your registration.

Make sure you add the sessions and events you plan to attend to your schedule.

Biography and Headshot

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Your biography will appear on the event website and in the mobile app. Please confirm the accuracy of your biographical profile. Send your new or updated biography to Speaker Management by May 31, 2019.

Tips for creating a biography:

  • Limit it to 200 words.
  • Include your name, title, company name and description, length of time in your current role, responsibilities/expertise, how your experience relates to the presentation, your prior roles/credentials and your education.

Your headshot may be used on the event website or in marketing collateral for the event. Please send your professional head shot in a high resolution .jpg or .png format (minimum resolution: 300 dpi) by May 31, 2019.

Hotel Reservations

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You are responsible for making your hotel room reservations and initially paying for your lodging expenses. The discounted group rate of $265/night is no longer available as the cut-off date has expired (August 1, 2019).

Make a Reservation

Speaker Reimbursement Policy

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WorldatWork will reimburse up to two nights of lodging at the group rate in a designated event hotel if you're a practitioner, an academic or a nonprofit organization representative. Consultants and service providers are not eligible for lodging reimbursement. No other expenses will be reimbursed. To ensure the group rate, your hotel reservation must be confirmed by the reservation deadline of July 29, 2019.

To receive lodging reimbursement, you must complete and submit an expense reimbursement form (including the hotel bill) by September 30, 2019. Refer to your acceptance email to verify that you qualify to have your lodging reimbursed.

Access the Expense Reimbursement Form

PowerPoint Presentation

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Access the PowerPoint Template Submit Your Presentation

Submit your presentation by Aug. 5, 2019.

  • Submit your presentation in a PowerPoint format and keep the file size under 15 MB.
  • WorldatWork has prepared a PowerPoint template for your presentation that we encourage you to use. However, it is not a requirement.
  • Submission of your presentation grants WorldatWork the nonexclusive right and license to reproduce and distribute presentation materials as part of the event program. If you have proprietary material in your presentation that you do not want to be published, create two versions of your PowerPoint presentation. One version should exclude the proprietary information and can be distributed to event attendees. The other version should include all information and will only be used to present on-site. Bring this version with you on-site on a USB flash drive.
  • WorldatWork will convert your presentation (the version that excludes proprietary materials) into a PDF handout and will upload it to the event website and mobile app. Registered attendees will be able to view and/or print the session handout before the event, on-site and for several months after the event. Please note: no printed presentations or handouts will be provided on-site.
  • All submitted presentations will be preloaded on the event computer located in your session room. We strongly recommend that you bring a backup of your presentation on a USB flash drive.


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WorldatWork will provide the audio/visual equipment listed below in each session room. If you need additional equipment, you must submit your requests to Speaker Management by August 5, 2019. All additional audio/visual requests are subject to approval. If you order additional equipment on-site, you'll be asked to provide a credit card for payment. Please note that your on-site requests may not be filled due to time constraints.

Standard audio/visual equipment provided by WorldatWork in all session rooms includes:

  • Screen
  • LCD data projector with VGA cable for PC laptop connections

Note: Speakers using a Mac will need to bring their own adapter cable to connect to the projector.

  • PC laptop, mouse and wireless remote control
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wireless lavaliere microphones
  • Sound (for videos)

Conference Session Room and Session Time

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All event session room locations will be listed in the event mobile app.

Sessions will be 60 minutes each. To avoid disrupting other sessions, you're expected to stay within your allocated time slot. You should arrive at the event venue at least 30 minutes before your session.

Due to the limited time of each session, please allow no more than five minutes to introduce yourself, your co-speakers and your backgrounds. The attendees are there to hear the content and key applications. Please also allow at least five minutes at the end of your session for questions. Be sure to direct attendees to complete the session survey that's located in the event mobile app.

Session Recording and Photo Policy

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WorldatWork does not allow outside vendors hired by speakers to record (audio or video) or photograph any sessions or events including, but not limited to, sessions selected via the call for proposals process, receptions, prize drawings, general sessions or activities in the Exhibit Hall or public areas. Only WorldatWork or an accredited news organization can record these sessions and activities.

Please note: WorldatWork may take photos and videos during the event for use in promotional campaigns or communications.

Conference Mobile App

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The event mobile app will be announced approximately three to four weeks prior to the event via email and on the event website. Install the free app on your smartphone to access the most up-to-date event information including schedules, session details, speaker biographies, attendee networking opportunities and much more.

On-site Check-In

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Upon your arrival at the Westin Chicago River North, check in at the WorldatWork Check-In desk to receive your event name badge and program materials.

Check-In hours
Monday, Aug. 19: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 20: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

View the conference schedule.

Suggested Attire

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Business or business casual dress is recommended for your speaking engagement. Please note, when presenting you may be using a wireless lavaliere mic, so avoid jewelry or garments that could interfere with the sound or make it difficult to wear the mic.

New! Virtual Press Office

WorldatWork is excited to offer a Virtual Press Office (VPO) for Spotlight on Sales Compensation speakers. Instead of lugging heavy press kits to (and from) the event, you can now take advantage of housing your marketing materials in a sleek, easy-to-use Virtual Press Office. Simply upload your press releases, photos, videos, brochures and more to this content hub that is accessible 24/7 from any device. All media, even those who do not attend the event, may access the VPO.

If you are interested, order your Online Press Kit via the Virtual Press Office.

Virtual Press Office

Promote your speaking session at this year's event as part of your social media strategy. Use #SalesComp19 on social media for everything related to your involvement at the Spotlight on Sales Compensation event. Download and use the following graphics for your posts.

Speaker Social Graphics





Let your contacts know you'll be at Spotlight on Sales Compensation! These ads and logos can be used in your company newsletter, on your website and in your emails.

Download Ads

Download the Logo



Brand guidelines: Maintain the proportions of the logo. Do not modify the logo in any way such as changing colors or adding any elements to the design. To ensure integrity and visibility, keep enough space around the logo. All logos are property of WorldatWork.

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