Information for Presenters

Event App

Approved presenters should have received a welcome notification for their speaker dashboard. Use the speaker dashboard to:

  • Upload your presentation files, articles and/or handouts, to share them with conference attendees
  • Edit/add your bio
  • Upload your photo
  • Add other details, such as title, company/organization, email address, personal website, Twitter profile, LinkedIn profile, and Location.

Breakout Session Guidelines

Rooms will be set up theater style, with chairs in rows. You may move chairs around as needed, but we ask that you please set them back up in rows at the end of your session.

If you are scheduled to offer:

  • An Inform session, you will have 50 minutes to present. Participants are expecting to hear your information and if time permits you can engage in dialogue and let others share.
  • A Teach session, you will have 90 minutes to present. Participants chose your session to get specific skills, learn a specific process, or delve deeper than an introductory presentation.
  • An Engage session, you will have 90 minutes to present. Participants will expect you to lead a discussion or facilitate a group process around your topic.


Please start on time and jump right in to your content. You should expect that attendees will have at least a basic familiarity with restorative practices.

Be careful about the use of “go-arounds,” such as having everyone introduce themselves. While such go-arounds match the spirit of this conference, they tend to use a lot of time.

In most cases you will not be able to get into your room early, since another presentation will be going on. Depending on the time of your session, there may only be 20 minutes between sessions. If you are presenting in the first breakout session of the day or right after lunch, your room will be open 20 minutes before your session start time.

Please be mindful and end on time. Presenters from the next session will need time to set up, and attendees will need time to get to the next session. If people want to talk with you afterward (which they probably will!), remind them that the next presenter needs to set up the room, and invite them to join you in the hallway once you’ve packed up your materials.

Audiovisual Equipment

All breakout rooms will have a digital projector, cables, projection screen, speakers and a whiteboard or flipchart with markers.

If you plan on doing a PowerPoint presentation, please be sure to bring your own laptop. We will not have any spare laptops for presenters to use. If your computer does not take a VGA or standard HDMI connection, you will also need an adapter that works with your laptop. If you are traveling from outside North America, you will need to bring a plug adapter for your power cord.

IIRP staff will be checking rooms at the beginning of each session to provide assistance with AV needs, should you require it. Review our tips for preparing presentations here.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

The poster session will be held on Thursday, October 25, in the Grand Ballroom, during an extended lunch period, 12:15–2:00 PM. The IIRP will print the posters and display them on easels. You will be responsible for staying with your poster during the duration of the session. (We will have lunch available at 11:45 AM so you can eat before the session begins.) We will post digital versions of the poster presentations online.

As attendees are viewing your poster, we suggest you wait until people have a minute to read and process the information on your poster before you engage with them. You can offer to provide a guided tour through the poster. You may want to prepare a 30-second “elevator speech” that communicates the gist of your content, in order to draw people in to want to hear more. Assume that most conference attendees will have at least a basic understanding of restorative practices, and be prepared to provide more details and answer questions about your work.