Speaker Resource Page

We are excited that you will be speaking at the CIBSE Building Performance Conference and Exhibition. Provided below is useful information about your speaking duties and role in the Conference.

Speaker biographical and session information is now on the Conference website to view. Please let us know if would like to amend any of the information by emailing Sharon Pestonji.

Presentation guidelines

We are aiming for a pacey, dynamic feel for the conference, please use your slides as an opportunity to frame your speech – more visuals and fewer words create a bigger impact.

  • Deadline for presentations is 28 October 2016 and should be sent to Becky MacArthur. For presentations over 7MB send via
  • 16:9 screen size ratio for presentations.
  • If you’d like to use the CIBSE branded conference slides then please download them here.
  • Please bring a back-up copy of your presentation on a memory stick on the day.
  • When preparing your presentation please consider commenting on how they can implement what they have learnt. ie if you could inspire delegates to do one thing differently after attending your presentation, what would that be?

On the day:

If you have any issues on the day and need to contact us please call 07972 050953.  This will put you through to Becky at STEP Place, our event organiser, who will inform the chair of your session.

Please arrive 1 hour ahead of the start time of your session.  This provides us time to make sure everything is working for you, for you to meet the chair of your session, fellow speakers and the onsite technician for assistance and presentation changes.

As a speaker you have a complimentary ticket and are invited and encouraged to attend the full two day conference. We hope you will find it inspiring and take the opportunity to network with delegates, speakers and exhibitors over the lunch and coffee breaks. Speakers are quite popular and the breaks provide an opportunity for attendees to personally ask a question or two.

10 Minutes before your session:

Please come to the main Conference Theatre 10 minutes before your session.  We will test your microphone and make sure everything you need is working.

Event App

This year we have launched an event App which has the capability to host live polls and surveys. Have a think about whether you want to get interactive during your presentation and ask questions to the delegates using the App to record responses. The App can be downloaded via the Apple App Store or Google Play by searching CIBSE. For more information please contact Sam Jenner on 01892 518877 or email

Social media

Our marketing team are currently promoting your session on Twitter and LinkedIn. To see these tweets and posts please follow @CIBSE, #CIBSEConf and #Build2Perform or join our CIBSE LinkedIn Group.

Slide sharing permission form

We would like to share your presentation with delegates after the event – this will be done via a link sent out after the event, all presentations will be saved in pdf format, and only shared with your permission.  To give your permission, please complete the very short form that can be found HERE.

Thank you

We appreciate that you are busy and want to thank you for taking your time to support CIBSE and Better Building Performance.

If you have any questions or need any help then please contact Sharon Pestonji.