Thank you in advance for sharing your expertise at the 66th TSHA Annual Convention. On this page you will find important deadlines, travel information, and answers to frequently asked questions to make your experience as smooth and fulfilling as possible. The speaker marketing kits will help you promote your contribution to this year's Convention.
Please utilize the official TSHA PowerPoint template for your session presentation.
Watch the video below for tips to help you prepare for your poster presentation:
You are required to set-up your poster between 8:00am – 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022. Your poster must be removed by Friday, February 25th, 2022 at 4:00pm. The Exhibit Hall will be closing and exhibitors will begin packing up their booths at this time. TSHA assumes no responsibility for posters left in the hall after this time.
- Your printed poster should fit within these dimensions: 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide (1.22m x 2.44m/landscape).
- Tacks will be provided, but poster authors should bring any other materials necessary to mount their own poster.
- When setting up your poster, please identify the correct location by finding your poster number as indicated on the upper right hand corner of each board. Your poster number is listed above.
Please refer to the speaker portal and speaker letter for the time when you will be required to be available to present your poster in the poster hall. There will be two poster hall sessions, but you will only need to be available for your designated time.
February 24th, 2022 11:30 am-12:30 pm: AAC, Professional Issues, Swallowing and Feeding, Cognitive Behavior Across the Lifespan
February 25th, 2022 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Language Across the Lifespan, Speech and Voice
If you need to mail your poster, please mail it directly to the hotel you are staying at and address it as: GUEST: INSERT YOUR FULL NAME (Check-in Date: XX/XX/XX). There is also a Fedex near the convention center that you can print locally if desired. It is located at 901 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
Mark Your Calendar for Important Dates
- November 2021: Registration opens
- Tuesday, February 1: Book your hotel stay
- Thursday, February 3: All session presentations, handouts, and AV requests due
- Thursday, February 3, 12:00 p.m. CT: If you missed the webinar, please view the recording and PowerPoint presentation below,
- Thursday, February 24 - Saturday, February 26: TSHA Annual Convention in Fort Worth, Texas
If you have any questions or require additional information, contact the TSHA Programming Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share the News
We've made it easy for you to tell your colleagues and peers that you're presenting at the TSHA Annual Convention and encourage them to join you. Personalize the pre-written social media posts, emails, and other assets across your networks!
Interested in reviewing more than just logistics? Check out TSHA’s Speaker Coaching page to learn best tips and tricks for presenting.
Top Tips for Making Your Presentation Effective
- Know your audience
- Identify the key point you want to convey on each slide
- Limit the amount of text or information displayed on each slide
- Create slides to highlight your presentation, not to duplicate exactly what you will say
- Use a large font size (at least 12 pt) and black font is recommended. Remember that those sitting in the back of the room should still be able to read your slides
- Consider asking questions throughout your presentation rather than ending with “Questions?”
- Practice. Practice. Practice.
How Do I Submit My Final Presentation and Handouts?
All primary presenters will receive access to our conference management tool to submit your final presentation and handouts. To submit your final presentation and handouts, log into the conference harvester and navigate to the “Upload Presentation Slides” task. Please note that if you have multiple presenters, we will only need the primary speaker to upload the final presentation.
Please upload your final PowerPoint Presentation(s) in the task labeled, “Upload Presentation Slides.” Use the included TSHA PowerPoint template for your presentation. All handouts and resources should be uploaded by February 3. For presentations with multiple presenters, only the primary presenter will be able to upload materials. If you need assistance, please contact email@example.com.
To help you prepare for your responsibilities as a speaker at the 66th TSHA Annual Convention, the TSHA Programming Committee hosted a Speaker Orientation webinar. This webinar provided an overview of the Convention experience as a speaker, including logistics and preparation needs. If you were unable to attend, the webinar recording and PowerPoint are now available! Click the buttons below to review the content of the webinar.
Hotel and Travel
TSHA has secured a room block at the following hotels for the Annual Convention. Rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.
Omni Fort Worth
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for single/double room: $250 per night + taxes/fees
Sheraton Forth Worth
1701 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for single/double room: $189 per night + taxes/fees
Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rates for single/double room: $209 per night + taxes/fees
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I promote my session?
The TSHA Speaker Marketing kit includes click-to-post social media content and sample email templates to help you promote your session.
Do I need to register for the 2022 Annual Convention?
All speakers are responsible for completing their registration for Convention. Registration is now available. You are responsible for the cost of your Convention registration (unless otherwise indicated by TSHA). If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to make my hotel reservation?
You are responsible for your own travel and hotel arrangements and expenses (unless otherwise indicated by TSHA). Details are listed here.
What A/V equipment will be available in my presentation room?
All breakout rooms are equipped with LCD projector, projection screen, slide advancer, wired lavaliere microphone, and laptops equipped with Microsoft Office 2016. Additional microphones will be available for sessions with multiple speakers. If you have any other AV requirements, please submit your requests to email@example.com no later than February 3.
All session rooms will NOT have Wi-Fi internet access. Please make sure you plan accordingly.
How do I update my presentation information after the due date?
The TSHA Programming Committee has sent you the information we currently have on file specific to your session(s).
Please note that your abstract and biography may have been edited for style and consistency for our marketing collateral.
To submit changes to the session information you received from the Programming Committee or to add a new co-presenter, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org and submit your updated session information to be included on the TSHA website. Session edits will be updated on the website within five business days.
How do I update my profile?
Please take the time to update your profile including company and contact information. This ensures you will receive all important communications regarding your session and guarantees your profile is mobile-friendly for the mobile app.
All presenters will receive access to our conference harvester to submit your profile details. To update your profile information, log into the conference harvester and navigate to the “Update Profile Information” task.
How can attendees view information about my session?
You may view the conference agenda here.
When will evaluation results be distributed?
TSHA will be collecting evaluations via the Annual Convention mobile app. The Programming Committee will distribute the electronic session evaluation results via email to speakers four to six weeks after Convention.