WELCOME! Because adult education takes place on many different levels, it is important for speakers to provide attendees with written material to accompany their presentations. Our members expect and value written materials, as specific, detailed handouts enable audience members to fully focus on the speaker, rather than any lengthy notes they might be trying to jot down. The AALL Annual Meeting and Conference 2015 Educational Program Materials Collection will be available online to all conference registrants prior to the conference. Attendees will be able to print and bring to the conference the materials you submit. A post-conference call for materials will also be issued. This site will accept submissions through July 1, 2015. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Heidi Letzmann at hletzmann@aall.org or 312/205-8014.

PLEASE NOTE: Your materials will be included in the online 2015 Educational Program Materials Collection only if you have submitted a Speaking Commitment & Copyright Release Form.

Also, you may bring or ship other materials to distribute on site and refer to such special publications in your basic handout materials, however:
  • Only handouts uploaded online will be included in the 2015 Educational Program Materials Collection.
  • Expenses for materials shipped or photocopied for distribution in Philadelphia will NOT be reimbursed.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

You may submit up to three files (up to 1 MB each), but please limit your total submission to no more than twenty pages. You are encouraged to use our conference PowerPoint template, and to review our Presentation Tips.

Please provide files that are formatted cleanly and include clear, legible fonts. If you are providing a PowerPoint file, please be mindful of graphics and backgrounds, which do not always print well and often take up a lot of file space. Since all PowerPoint files will be made available to attendees in 3-slides-per-page format, we strongly suggest you print a black-and-white copy of your file in this format and review it for legibility before you upload it. The file you use for your actual presentation in Philadelphia can, of course, include any graphics or background styles you choose.

Acceptable File Formats: MS Word (.docx) and MS PowerPoint (.pptx) created using Office 2010 or older, and PDF

Acceptable File Size: 1 MB maximum for each file

For MS Word Files (created using Office 2010 or older):
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman font, if possible.
  • Single-space your document, with double-spacing between paragraphs.
  • Layout is Portrait. Set top, left, and right margins to .75", and bottom margin to 1".
  • Center your program's alphanumeric designation across the top of first page in 12 pt. bold. (A-2, D-5, etc.)
  • Program title and author/speaker name(s) should appear below. If submitting materials prepared in collaboration with other speakers, please include the names of all involved contributors.
  • Total submission should not exceed 20 pages.
For MS PowerPoint Files (created using Office 2010 or older):
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman font, if possible.
  • To insure clarity, presentation should be set up to be legible when printed in Handout format with 3 slides per page.
  • To insure legibility, format with dark text and graphics on light backgrounds. Bear in mind print legibility if using more complex graphics and fonts, and print a black and white copy for your review prior to uploading your file.
  • On the title slide, please include alphanumeric designation (A-2, D-5, etc.), program title and author/speaker name(s). If submitting materials prepared in collaboration with other speakers, please include the names of all involved contributors.
  • Total submission should not exceed 60 slides (to be printed 3 per page = 20 pages).

UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS

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