Baton Rouge, LA June 24-26, 2021 Raising Cane's River Center

Speaker Resource Center

Conference Format

Each educational workshop is 4 hours and each educational session is 75 minutes, which allows for audience participation. Workshops and sessions must be educational in nature – that is, sales presentations will not be accepted or tolerated. Keep all session content topical and directly related to industry trends, without promoting or “pitching” your products or services.

Presentation Preparation

A PowerPoint template will be emailed out to all speakers to use when creating your presentation. Impressions Expo requires that the approved show-specific PowerPoint slide template be used for all presentations by all speakers.

You are not permitted to alter the template in any way. However, you may add your logo to the last slide in your presentation if you choose to do so.

If you did not receive the template, please reach out to Sydney Jacoby at Sydney.jacoby@emeraldx.com. Below are some quick instructions on how to use the template.

Presentation Submission

Please submit your presentation(s) and handout(s) in their original files no later than Friday, April 24 to Impressions Expo Conference Coordinator, Maya Summerlin at isspresentations@emeraldexpo.com.

Presentations will be posted within the Impressions Expo conference pages and app for attendees to download and print ahead of time or view while we are onsite at the conference. If you do not want your presentation to be posted, please let us know when you submit your presentation.

Session Rooms


Each session room will be wired for sound and equipped with a screen, LCD projector, head table with chairs and podium microphone, along with a wireless microphone. You or someone from your session is responsible for providing your own laptop with your presentation fully loaded and prepared. We will provide cables to attach the laptop to the projector. However, if you are using a MAC, please bring your own dongle or check with us ahead of time that AV has the appropriate dongle.

If you have any additional AV requests (flipcharts, etc), please submit your requests on the last page of your speaker agreement. We will do our best to fulfill your request. Please note that all requests may not be able to be fulfilled.

Room Set-Up

Each room will be set half theater and half classroom.

Session Room Support

There will be a temporary staff member located outside your session room. They are responsible for checking and scanning attendee badges upon entrance, handing out any speaker provided handouts (speaker must print and bring with them), and will give you a 10-minute warning notice prior to your session ending. In case you need assistance, they will also be there as a liaison between you and the AV company.


Speaker Registration

Impressions Expo will register all speakers and will have them available for pick up in the speaker lounge on site. Please be sure to stop by as soon as you arrive to the convention center to pick up your badge. This badge will give you access to all sessions, workshops and the show floor.


Social Media and Speaker Console

Be sure you are promoting your presences as a speaker at Impressions Expo!


Speakers are responsible for booking their own hotel and airfare. To receive our negotiated rates, please be sure to visit our housing page to reserve a room.


Additional Questions?

If you have questions regarding content for your session, please contact Marcia Derryberry at Marcia.Derryberry@emeraldx.com.

If you have questions regarding room sets, AV, electrical, etc. please contact Sydney Jacoby, Conference Operations Manager, at Sydney.Jacoby@emeraldx.com.