Actua IDEAS Summit 2022 (Speaker Steps)

Thank-you for agreeing to be a speaker at the Actua IDEAS Summit.

This web page will guide you through a series of tasks for your live digital presentation. An Actua session organizer from the planning team will be in touch to collaborate on the run of play with you for the session and to discuss these steps. Please complete all the tasks by the deadlines listed below and be in touch with if you have any questions.

1 Register as a Speaker

April 25, 2022

Once you have confirmed your participation as a speaker / panelist with your session organizer, you will be asked to register at Please register no later than April 25th, 2022. You will be asked to enter your contact information, affirm that you have the necessary equipment and services to be able to present virtually, share any social handles, upload your headshot and short biography and sign a waiver and photo release.

2 Platform Orientation

April 2022

The Platform Orientation and Technical Meeting will help you become familiar with the platform's functionality. You will learn about optimal slide and technical requirements to mitigate day-of technical glitches.

Our Technical Director will:

  • Review the digital platform and its functionality and simulate the live experience.
  • Explain the technical requirements and process for livestreaming your presentation.
  • Discuss the options and functionality for the interactivity requirements of your presentation.

Note: During your orientation, please ensure you are in the same location where you will be presenting LIVE as well as using the same hardware (computer, microphone, camera etc.) This will allow us to test your equipment and ensure compatibility.

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3 Submit your Presentation

May 20, 2022

Interactivity (Actua IDEAS Summit 2022)

It is recommended that your presentation includes a minimum of 25% interactivity. This is typically achieved through audience response (polling) and Q&A. Details on how to implement interactivity will be reviewed at the Platform Orientation and Technical Rehearsal meeting.

Animations & Video

The platform does not natively support animation or video. Please prepare your presentation without these elements.


Content for PowerPoint presentations, websites and printed materials should not contain copyright-protected work. However, if the materials are deemed essential, the application of Fair Dealing may apply.

After reviewing the above requirements please make sure to submit your presentation to your Actua session organizer, who will share the presentation by email to CPD Conference Services


  • If your presentation is too large to submit by email, please use WeTransfer
  • If you have polling questions, please write the question number and slide number in the body of the email so we can ensure they are not missed.
  • Please ensure the title of your presentation file is named: ACTUA-firstname-lastname so we are able to easily track it.

4 Day of LIVE Program

May 26-27, 2022

24 hours in advance of the conference, you will receive a calendar invite and an email with a presenter link for your unique session(s). This link must be used to access your session. Any other links will not provide you access as the presenter.

30 Minutes prior to the start of your session open the presenter link. We will then conduct a final technical check and test your presentation, audio and video set up.

These resources will ensure your presentation is compatible with the platform and runs smoothly.


  • A stable high-speed internet connection – a wired ethernet connection rather than WiFi is recommended
  • A headset with built-in microphone
  • Webcam
  • Adequate lighting

Please remember to use a Chrome Browser; ensure you download this in advance if you do not have it installed. Other browsers will cause technical issues.

Video & Audio Tips

  • Silence any ringers or notifications, close your door, alert co-workers, or family members that you can’t be disturbed
  • Make ‘eye-contact’ whenever possible. Don’t read your presentation script off the screen
  • Be more expressive than you would be in a traditional lecture (due to less nonverbal cues)
  • Prepare a glass of water so you will not need to get up during your presentation
  • Ensure your laptop is plugged in