As the chair, please open your session(s) with a few words to set the scene and introduce your session speakers using their short biographies we have provided on the event website [page to be released once the programme is live].
We are looking for sessions to be as dynamic as possible, so please ensure that speakers keep to the time they have been allocated to enable good time for Q&A and comments from the audience.
Please let the audience know at the outset that we are encouraging their participation by means of questions and comments at the appropriate time. Please ask that delegates use the roving mics provided.
We will run to the speaking order on the event website, and by email, speakers will have agreed their timings.
Throughout the programme planning we have been careful to highlight the need for speakers to focus on the “takeaways” for delegates attending their session. It’s important these are teased out. Please therefore could you frame your questions to the speakers around those takeaways – what can delegates be doing differently when they get back to their desks?
By mid-September, speakers and chairs will have been introduced to each other by email. Those introductions will have been made by session. Please touch base with them before the event. It’s also a good idea to arrange for all of you to meet in person before your session on the day. The Speaker Lounge is at your disposal for this purpose.
The Speaker Lounge will serve tea & coffee for speakers & session chairs (only).