2017 Forum Speaker & Moderator Resource Center


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Due Dates and Milestones

Please work with your moderators to prepare a CLE-quality session handout and presentation in accordance with the following due dates and milestones.  All material should be submitted to Lisa Levine at llevine@eba-net.org
  • Submit Biography and Electronic Photo (in one document)  ASAP and no later than September 25, 2017
  • Speaker Registration form by  ASAP and no later than September 25
  • Handouts – we require CLE-quality background and/or handout material and, if you desire, a PowerPoint (not required).  Submit handouts directly to your session moderator.
       If you are only submitting background material to be used for CLE purposes, they are due to Lisa Levine, llevine@eba-net.org by September 15
       If you are using a PowerPoint for your presentation (in .ppt format not PDF): October 6

Conference Logistical Details:  

October 16, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET 
October 17, 2017, 8:00 am – 8:30 pm ET
Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Closest Metro Stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown stop

Conference Agenda

Visit this link for Conference Agenda and Brochure (PDF download, coming soon)

Speaker Registration* 

Please complete and return, ASAP, the speaker registration form to EBA. Email to Mary@EBA-Net.org or fax: 202.833.5596.
*Please note: Registration fees are waived for speakers attending on the day of your presentation.  If you are attending the full  Conference, you are required to pay the applicable one-day discounted Conference registration fee. See form for details.

Special Events

EBA encourages all speakers and moderators to participate in the special events along with the Mid-Year Forum.  Some special events require a registration fee.  You can find out more about each event by following the links below.  You should also indicate your participation on the Speaker Registration Form, linked above.

Speaker Checklist

The Speaker Checklist serves as a reminder for upcoming deadline dates for conference requirements and requested materials. 

Hotel Accommodations

EBA has secured a block of sleeping rooms at two hotels, $329 per night:

Renaissance Downtown Hotel at the rate of $329 single/double occupancy. The room block cut-off is September 20, 2017. To make your reservation, follow this link https://aws.passkey.com/go/EBAConf or call  (202) 898-9000.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center,775 12th Street NW,Washington, DC.  The room block cut-off is September 20, 2017.  To make your reservation call 800-393-2510 or follow this link: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49356230?utm_source=560&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=276400160

Speaker Bios

Do not be a stranger to the conference attendees; let them know the experience and knowledge you bring to your subject matter. All speakers and moderators are asked to provide a brief bio with your photo inserted into a ONE PAGE DOCUMENT.  Send to Lisa Levine at llevine@EBA-Net.org as soon as possible.  Naming Bios:  Example:  Last Name First Name

Speaker bios.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

To ensure the program qualifies for CLE we appreciate your assistance by preparing substantive handouts on your subject, including a PowerPoint presentation.  Previously published articles (which can be reprinted) and/or a detailed outline of your remarks are also appropriate. See Speaker Guidelines for more information. 

Speaker Handouts 

EBA Conferences are paperless.  Attendees receive an electronic link to the conference material and will have access to the material before and after the conference.  It is very important that you adhere to our deadlines to submit handouts. Submit handouts to your moderator  and your moderator will send the entire package to EBA. 

  • Your handouts should be submitted directly to your session moderator, who will in turn submit a complete session package to EBA. Note: If you are using a PowerPoint presentation, your handouts should be submitted in PowerPoint version, .ppt (and not PDF).
  • Speaker & Moderator Guidelines provide additional information and are included with this package. Please review. 
  • EBA Speaker PowerPoint Template (download PPT)
  • Naming your handouts and PPT:  Session title (first three words)_Speakers Last Name.    An Example:  Surviving the Deal_Smith

Audio Visual Equipment

Session rooms will be set with an LCD projector and screen.  Each room will also have a laptop connected to the projector.  We will load your presentation onto the laptop ahead of time.  If you need an alternative equipment set-up, please contact Lisa Levine at llevine@eba-net.org, at least two weeks before the meeting.   We strongly recommend your bring a hardcopy of your presentation and a copy on a thumb drive…just in case!

Please note:  General Sessions will be set up lounge style and have no podium.  If additional details on this set-up, contact Lisa Levine.

Speaker FAQ’s

Q: Do I have to register for the conference?
A:  Speakers are invited to attend the meeting free of charge on the day of their panel presentation only.  If you are planning to attend the entire conference, we have developed a special rate and you must use the speaker registration form.

Q:  How many people are expected to attend the Conference?
A: Attendance is estimated to be 450-500.

Q:  What overnight accommodations are available for speakers?
A:  EBA has negotiated a discounted room block rate with the Renaissance.  Please see Hotel Accommodations for details.

Q:  Are the deadlines for paper and power point presentations flexible?
A:  No, they are not.  We have a very tight turn around to get material to the attendees.  


Your first contact should be your session moderator, and then Lisa Levine, Executive Director, EBA, llevine@eba-net.org or 202.223.5625.

See you in Washington DC soon!