Information for Presenters

2017 AFP MA Conference on Philanthropy | November 29


Welcome Conference Speakers!
A member of the AFP MA Operations Committee will be in touch with you about every aspect of preparing for the conference. Each session is scheduled for 50 or 75 minutes on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Since AFP is strategically balancing a full schedule, we will need all presentations to be no longer (or shorter) than the assigned time including Q&A.  
If you haven't already, please send us a session title, session description, professional biography, and headshot for marketing materials. Please send these to at your earliest convenience.
Here is logistical information you will want to know:
Conference Date:   Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Location:  Boston Marriott Copley Hotel, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA (same building and parking as the Copley Place Mall)
Topic:  Topical discussions are currently taking place between the Conference Recruitment Committee and speakers.  We are flexible if a speaker team should decide to build upon their topic or invite other speakers to join them to enhance the presentation. Please inform us in advance in the latter case.
Other items:
• The room will have standard AV equipment (Podium, LCD projector, screen, wireless microphone, and panel table). Should you wish to present slides during your talk, please note AFP MA will provide a standard PowerPoint template. Presentations should be submitted to the chapter office by Monday, Nov. 10th and will be made available online for conference attendees only. Please email presentations to  More detailed instructions will be sent out to speakers at the beginning of September.
Speakers are expected to bring their own laptop on conference day with their presentation pre-loaded (or saved to a thumb drive.) 
• Speaker registration is complimentary.
• On conference day, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your session to check in at the main registration desk and receive a badge. There will be an AV technician in your breakout room at least 10 minutes prior to your session to assist you in setting up and testing your slides. Please let us know beforehand if you will have a video as we will want to make a specific appointment with the technician to be in your room for this purpose.
• Breakout rooms will be assigned closer to the conference date.
• For MAC users, please bring the appropriate MAC adaptor cord to ensure easy access to standard LCD projectors.
Conference Registration
Speaker registration is complimentary.
Overnight Room Reservation
To reserve an overnight room, please contact Maggie Whiting at the Boston Marriott Copley, 617-937-5689, ext. 6737, and reference the AFP Massachusetts Chapter Conference.  There are overnight rooms available at a discounted rate of $299 per night, not including taxes and fees, until November 7th at 5 pm. Please reserve today as these rooms do sell out quickly.
Social Media
We encourage you to be engaged with our conference community. When promoting your session, please utilize the hashtag #afpma. 
AFP MA will send a PowerPoint template and details about how to submit a presentation to the AFP office. The template will also be posted here.
Questions for AFP MA Chapter Office?  Please contact us at 781-894-3140.
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Massachusetts Chapter
465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421
Waltham, MA 02452
Email: | Phone:  781-894-3140 | Website:


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