Speaker Resources

Preparing for SHARE Columbus

Key Dates

  • June: Speaker Notifications
  • July 22: Deadline to complete speaker agreement
  • August 16: Speaker Orientation webinar
  • August 19: Presentation upload deadline to guarantee available to attendees during SHARE Columbus
  • August 21 - 26: SHARE Columbus
  • September 2: Final deadline to upload presentation slide deck

Complete your Speaker Agreement

All speakers must complete the Speaker Agreement by July 22, 2022. Only 1 agreement should be submitted per speaker. A PDF copy of the agreement can be downloaded here.

Complete Speaker Agreement


SHARE Presentation Template

Download the SHARE PowerPoint template for your session. View these tips and tricks for keeping your PowerPoint files small.

Presentation Resources


Upload your Presentation Slide Deck (PDF)

Speakers are highly encouraged to provide a PDF copy of their slide deck. The PDF is provided on the event site for attendees to download. 

Upload your slide deck to the SHARE Columbus Speaker event site (Note: Only listed speakers can access the speaker event site):

  1. Login to your SHARE account and go to the SHARE Columbus Speaker event page
    1. If it asks you to register, click "register" and you will automatically be logged in
  2. Go to the 'Speaker Home' page
  3. Click 'Edit' for your session
  4. Next to the session title, click 'Manage Session'
  5. In the pop-up, upload your presentation slide deck (PDF format) and click 'Update'

Speakers can upload more than 1 file for their session(s). If you need to remove or replace a file, please email the SHARE Education team at speakers@share.org.


Session Change Request

The deadline to submit session change requests has passed. If you need to made an urgent change to a session, please email the education team at speakers@share.org.


Speaker Orientation Webcast

Took place Wednesday, August 16.

SHARE Director of Conference Operations and SHARE staff hosted an informative webcast covering your pre-event checklist items and what to expect on-site. Watch the recording and download the slide deck!


Promote Your Session(s)

We have created a variety of resources to help you promote your participation at SHARE Columbus. Download the Speaker Marketing Toolkit for talking points, sample social media posts, an email template you can use to send to colleagues, and an email signature.

Spread the word on social media: Generate interest in your session(s) now by taking advantage of SHARE's active and growing social media communities, as well as your own social networks, to promote your upcoming participation. 

Follow SHARE

"Like" SHARE Inc. on Facebook  Follow SHARE Inc. on LinkedIn  @SHAREhq on Twitter  Subscribe to SHARE Inc. on YouTube  

Speaker Checklist

  • Complete Speaker Agreement
  • Register for SHARE Columbus
  • Attend the SHARE Columbus: Speaker Orientation webinar
  • Upload your presentation slide deck


Session Chair Guidelines

chairs assist with sessions by opening and closing sessions, moderating questions, and is a representative of SHARE.

Download the Session Chair Guidelines for helpful information and instructions for the session chair role. 

If you are chairing a live-stream session, download the Live-Stream Session Chair FAQs.

Session Chair Checklist:

  • Arrive to the session room early
  • Introduce yourself to the speaker and determine how and when they would like to take Q&A
  • Start and end the session on schedule
  • Take session attendance and add to the attendance tracker: www.share.org/sessionattendance*
  • Encourage attendees to submit session evaluations for each session they attend: www.share.org/evaluation*

*NOTE: The attendance tracker and evaluation links will not be live until the week prior to the event.