Training Workshop Information

Thanks for being a part of a training workshop at the conference. Download the training workshop handbook for more information.

Manage My Involvement

Training Workshop Organizer & Speaker Handbook (pdf)

Important Dates
December 18, 2014 Deadline for session organizers to invite speakers
Organizer submit requests for guest registration
January 8, 2015 Deadline for speakers to confirm their participation, provide bios, and turn in permission forms 
February 19, 2015 Deadline for speakers to register for the conference
March 19, 2015 Deadline: Schedule onsite software installation and submit handouts to
Hotel reservation deadline
March 23, 2015 PowerPoint upload window opens
April 1, 2015 Deadline: Submit handouts to (optional)
April 18-21, 2015 APA National Planning Conference in Seattle

Conference Speaker Policies

Conference Registration Deadline: February 19, 2015

Training Workshop Speaker Registration

Refer to your Letter of Agreement for your registration type and instructions.

When registration opens in December, you must go online to register and the system will recognize your rate.

Copyright Compliance

All presenters are responsible for abiding by copyright laws.

  1. You need permission to use others' work and you must credit them. This includes photographs; diagrams; excerpted pages from codes or zoning regulations; any image found online; pictures; scanned copies or screen captures of printed materials; and any other image or document that has been created by someone other than you. This also pertains to conference handouts. Do not distribute written materials for which you have not obtained permission.
  2. If you find an image or document that you would like to use, contact the creator or author! Because you are using the material for educational purposes, most people and organizations will not charge you for use of their intellectual property.
  3. If you have been granted permission to use another's work, credit the author or creator using a text box in your presentation or on the handout. Include the author/creator's name and organization and be sure to note that the material is "used with permission."
  4. If you are in doubt about whether your use of an image or document violates copyright law, DO NOT USE IT.
  5. For more information about copyright laws, please visit The "Copyright Basics" circular at provides a useful summary of copyright laws.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do I go for speaker assistance at the conference?

A. Speaker Preview is located in rooms 309/310 in the Washington State Convention Center. Go here for onsite loading of your PowerPoint, to discuss a-v questions with the technicians, or to rehearse your presentation.

Q. What do I do if I have technical problems in my session?

A. The a-v staff members (in black t-shirts) circulate regularly throughout the session rooms. Look for them before your session starts to discuss any problems. As a last resort, send someone to the Speaker Preview room (309/310) to get assistance.

Q. May I use my own laptop in a session?

A. No. Your presentation will be sent to your session room from the main network in the Speaker Preview room (309/310). You must preload your presentation online or in the Speaker Preview room.

Q. Do I have to use the microphone?

A. Yes. Do not assume that everyone can hear your voice in a session room. Make it easy for your audience and allow them to hear everything.

Q. Will APA automatically make my PowerPoint available for conference attendees to download, if I provide it to the Speaker Preview room?

A.Yes. After you upload your presentation in the Speaker Preview room APA will have access to the files at the conclusion of the conference, to make available for conference attendees. If you do not want your presentation included you must decline permission here: [LINK TO THE SPEAKER MANAGEMENT FORMS].

Q. Do I have to register for the conference to participate as a speaker?

A. Yes. All speakers must be registered for the conference. Read the speaker registration policy and learn about registration options.

Q. Is every session required to have at least one APA member as a speaker?

A. Yes.

Q. Where do I find information about organizing my session?

A. Select the type of session you are participating in and download the handbook.


Most answers can be found in the handbooks provided for your session.

If you cannot find the answer to your question after reviewing the handbook, please send an e-mail to