Speaker Information

Dates to Remember

  • Final Day and Time Assigned on February 14, 2022
  • Headshot photo uploaded in Conference app (strongly encouraged): February 23, 2022
  • Session Handouts Due: March 2-7, 2022 (email to Sharon)
  • CrowdPass COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test (within 72 hrs): Prior to onsite attendance
  • MSSA 129th Annual Training Conference:
    • In-person: March 16-18, 2022
    • Virtual Component: April/early May
  • Virtual Session - Prerecorded Video: and Handouts Due March 30, 2022
  • Virtual Session - Live Zoom Webinar/Meeting: Handouts Due Tuesday the week prior to your session

Presentation Preparation

As you prepare your presentation please make sure you have appropriate permission including for any music you play, and use proper citation for proprietary information. You should also maintain appropriate confidentiality for any individuals or organizations that are discussed in your presentation or learning activities. Conference sessions are meant to provide significant contributions to professional development in the human service field, attendees will be dissatisfied if they sense a presenter is providing promotional material for his or her own benefit. MSSA strongly encourages all presenters to also keep in mind presentation accessibility best practices as you prepare you presentation, see the Reference Article section at the end of this page for more information.

Trigger Warnings: Some of our conference presentations include material that might be challenging for some participants. If your presentation includes images or discussions of case examples that are potentially sensitive, please provide a brief warning at the beginning of your presentation.

Please use one of the PowerPoint title slides below for your presentation. It is optional to use the MSSA conference template for the remaining slides. If you are only providing prerecorded content, find an optional Zoom background image below.

MSSA 2022 PowerPoint Title Slide - Wednesday 16
MSSA 2022 PowerPoint Title Slide - Thursday 17
MSSA 2022 PowerPoint Title Slide - Friday 18
MSSA 2022 PowerPoint Title Slide - No Date for Virtual Sessions
MSSA 2022 Zoom Background (Optional)

If you only want to add the title slide to an existing presentation you can Reuse (Import) Slides From Another Presentation

How to Use a Zoom Virtual Background

Conference Mobile App

To provide real-time schedule updates and notifications to conference participants this year we are providing a mobile app. Guidebook is our mobile app vendor. All presenters will receive an invitation to view their speaker listing and have the opportunity to upload a headshot photo in the Header Image location. This is optional but highly encouraged. Image 640 px wide by 240 px tall is the optimal size.

Audio Visual Equipment / Handouts

Session presenters are responsible for bringing their laptop and any presentation files for use on the day of their presentation, MSSA does not provide computers. Each session room will have a podium, head table, projector, screen, and two microphones. Please test any embedded video before hand. Don't forget your power cord or Mac adapter. WiFi is available, but no guarantee can be made on signal strength or speed.
Presentation PDFs and handouts will be posted in the conference app. It is most helpful for participants if presentation PDFs and handouts are posted for attendees to access prior to sessions. Please provide materials for posting by Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (final deadline March 7). Only registered conference attendees will have access to the session materials.

Honorarium Policies

MSSA values the time and expertise of its speakers. MSSA offers the lead presenter a complimentary registration to the conference and a membership in lieu of payment.

Those sessions that have been approved for an honorarium are required to submit an invoice to MSSA no later than May 6, 2022. All invoices will be paid after the conference as they are received.

Speaker Registration

The lead presenter for each conference session will receive a complimentary full conference registration which includes access to the following:
  • All of the education sessions for the full conference
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Self-care and Networking Opportunities
  •  Virtual On-Demand session content post after the onsite conference
The complimentary registration does not include the following, however speakers can register to participate in these opportunities separately:
  • Sponsor Fees
Co-speakers must register on their own if they would like to attend the full conference. If they would only like to attend their own session, then they do not need to register.

Reference Articles