2023 CHILD-BRIGHT Conference: Making Strides, Moving Forward

Thank you for agreeing to be a speaker at the 2023 CHILD-BRIGHT Conference, taking place on June 8-9, 2023 at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay St. Toronto ON M5G 0A4.

This web page will guide you through a series of tasks for your participation as a presenter. Please complete all the tasks by the deadlines listed below.

1 Preparing for Your Session

May 26

Please submit the following items by email to CPD Conference Services

Appointments & Affiliations

All speakers are asked to submit their signature in the following format:

Short Lay Biography (50 words or less)

Your biography should be 2-3 lay sentences (50 words or less) outlining your experience or motivations in the field of brain-based developmental disabilities.


Please provide a professional headshot in jpeg or png format. This will be used on the online platform and in conference marketing materials.

Publication Release Form

You will need to complete the following Publication Release Form.

Conflict of Interest Form

Every speaker must complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.

2 Submit Your Presentation Slides

June 5

Learning Objectives

To ensure your presentation content and delivery is in alignment with the stated program objectives.

You will need to create 2-3 Learning Objectives for your session. Learn more about writing learning objectives here.

Slide Format & Mandatory Slides

University of Toronto Accreditation conditions require that all presenters/speakers must include a disclosure slide and learning objectives slide at the beginning of their presentation, stating all real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or lack thereof and verbally notify the audience.
Download Slide Template (Speakers)
Download Slide Template (Project Teams)


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.

Patient Confidentiality

All presentations must comply with patient confidentiality agreements. Patient names should not be used, and images must not contain identifiable features (e.g., institutional location of scan, date of scan, patient date of birth, MRN, photography that shows facial or other identifiable features etc.).


All presentations must include a minimum of 25% interactivity. This is typically achieved through audience response (polling) and Q&A.

After reviewing the above requirements and ensuring your presentation has included the 2 mandatory slides, please submit your presentation by email to CPD Conference Services Notes
  • 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: CHILD_BRIGHT-FirstName-LastName so we are able to easily track it
If you make changes to your presentation after submitting them to us, please place your presentation on an unencrypted USB device and bring it with you to the conference. You must arrive at least 1 hour prior to your session. When you arrive, please check in at the registration desk so we are able to give your presentation to the A/V team.