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This is where the rubber hits the road — and the sky and sea. The XPO Hall features innovators from every link in the autonomy supply chain. See new technology in action, build relationships with partners, and problem-solve with global peers.

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Discover new strategies for research, design, and use. Get inspired at daily keynotes, share your perspective during workshops, and talk with experts in breakout sessions.

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Welcome to your XPONENTIAL Exhibitor Console!

The Exhibitor Console contains your account info, exhibitor registration link, and customer passes. To update your online profile and access all other show related information, visit the NEW exhibitor HUB through the link below.
Important Dates and Information

Update Online Company Profile
 - Company Description
 - Cross-Reference Categories

Deadline: March 1, 2024
Submit Certificate of Insurance Deadline: March 31, 2024
Submit Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Authorization Deadline: March 31, 2024

SPEAKER
RESOURCES

Welcome XPONENTIAL 2024 Speakers!

We are excited you are joining this year's educational program. We look forward to working with you to deliver meaningful insights and actionable information at this year’s event! Please refer to the following information for more on speaker policies, materials submission detail, panel preparation and answers to general inquiries.


GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

We are excited for you to join us at XPONENTIAL 2024. Upon acceptance into the educational program, you will receive a confirmation email regarding the date and time of your presentation. An XPONENTIAL team member will reach back out to you with instructions for self-registering for the event.  Please await these instructions, which will equip you with a complimentary conference pass.  All sponsored Enterprise and Government Solutions and Solutions Theater speakers should contact their coordinator to ensure you are properly registered via the sponsor company.

It is important that all speakers pre-register for the event, so please begin the registration process as soon as you receive registration instructions. If you are unsure of your registration status, please email the Strategic Programs team at  education@auvsi.org.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS  REGISTER NOW


MATERIALS SUBMISSION PROCESS

Use the XPONENTIAL 2024 PowerPoint slide template which may be downloaded here.

PowerPoint presentations and related resources for the event in San Diego will need to be uploaded to ORCHESTRATE, the instructions and link will be provided here closer to the show.

Video and Presentation files should be submitted with the following file naming convention:

  • XPO24_PresentationTitle
  • XPO24Video_SessionTitle

You can also add documents that can be accessed before and during XPONENTIAL on your session,  Files can include handouts, worksheets, etc.

UPLOAD SESSION FILES  POWERPOINT SLIDE TEMPLATE


SPEAKER READY ROOM

The Speaker Ready room is located at the San Diego Convention Center in room 30A. It will have computers and technicians to assist with testing your presentation. If you do not submit your presentation in advance, you are asked to bring it to the Speaker Ready Room on-site to ensure the quality of your presentation(s) including fonts, bullets, outlines, animations, etc. The Speaker Ready Room computers are configured with the same hardware and software as those in the presentation rooms. All presenters are asked to submit their final presentation revisions no later than 4 hours prior to their presentation time.  

SPEAKER-READY ROOM HOURS:
Monday, April 22, 2024 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2024 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


BEST PRACTICES FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION

To ensure that we provide the best possible experience and a consistent approach to all our presentations, we ask our speakers to incorporate the following into every presentation:

  • Presentations should be high-energy, informal, and engaging. Work in activities and opportunities for audience participation. Consider including a polling tool, a unique Twitter hashtag, or even group exercises to maintain engagement. 
  • Presentations outside of the Enterprise and Government Solutions track should remain product/service agnostic. Educational sessions should NEVER become a sales pitch and violators will not be invited to speak at future events. 
  • Be commanding and capture the audience’s attention 
  • Be bold, and confident, and present your material as the expert that you are—own it! 
  • Be aware of time. 
  • When using PowerPoint, remember these key points: 
    • Keep it simple. Limit text, bullet points, transitions, and builds. 
    • Use high-quality graphics, including photographs. 
    • Have a visual theme, but avoid using PowerPoint templates 
    • When using charts ask yourself “How much detail do I need?” 
    • Choose your fonts and color scheme wisely. Make sure to space your text and use easy-to-read fonts. Remember you may have audience members seated in the back of a large space. 

SPEAKER TRAINING WEBINAR

Speaker training sessions will be held approximately one month prior to the live event.  Details will be added here once scheduled.


PROMOTE YOUR SESSION - COMING SOON

As a speaker at XPONENTIAL 2024, we are pleased to offer tools to help you promote your participation to your network of contacts. COMING SOON!


KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING

As speaker at XPONENTIAL 2024, we encourage you continue to build upon the conversations and connections you make and XPONENTIAL through Aville, an online learning and engagement platform for AUVSI members and the uncrewed community to learn, engage in discussion and seek and receive feedback and resources from other professional peers in the uncrewed systems industry. 

Have you joined Aville yet?  If not, review these simple steps and go to: meetaville.com and use the same login you use for AUVSI.org. 


DEADLINES

IMPORTANT SPEAKER DEADLINES:
Provide Initial Speaker Details February 18, 2024
Presentation Title and Description Updates/Changes February 23, 2024
Speaker Additions/Updates/Changes March 29, 2024
Technical Paper Submissions April 12, 2024
Presentation Upload to Orchestrate April 18, 2024

TECHNICAL SESSION PRESENTERS

XPONENTIAL will feature numerous technical presentations throughout the week on a variety of topics.  Presentations in the Technical Research and Development Track require a technical paper submission.   

AUVSI requires that technical papers adhere to the AAS or APA format.

Technical paper files should be submitted in pdf format with the following naming convention: XPO24Paper_Author Last Name.

DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE  UPLOAD TECHNICAL PAPER

SPEAKER ADDITIONS/UPDATES/CHANGES

To add a new speaker, replace a current speaker, or update a current speakers information, including title, organization, biography, and/or headshot, please complete submit via the Speaker Information Form. Please note that submissions will not be immediately visable online.  Please allow up to 5 business days for your submitted information to be updated. Please note that due to stage limitations, panels are limited to 5 total persons, 1 moderator plus up to 4 speakers.  Submissions recived after March 29, 2024, may not be updated online.

SPEAKER INFORMATION FORM

STANDALONE PRESENTERS

XPONENTIAL will feature numerous standalone presentations throughout the week on a variety of topics. Standalone presenters will be allotted between 20-30 minutes to present, including Q&A.  Please refer to your session for specific time allotment.


MODERATORS AND PANELISTS

  • If there is a change to the moderator or panelists, please complete the Speaker Information Form as soon as possible. We will need updated speaker agreements and speaker details before making the change to the program.
  • Panels will be allotted between 50-60 minutes to present, including Q&A.  Please refer to your session for specific time allotment.
  • Please note that due to stage limitations, panels are limited to 5 total persons, 1 moderator plus up to 4 speakers.

MODERATORS

Thank you for agreeing to dedicate your time and talents to moderate an XPONENTIAL conference session. Your role as moderator is critical to the success of your session and the conference program. We hope you also enjoy this opportunity to connect with new contacts and demonstrate thought leadership.

When collaborating with your panelists, please consider these points:

  • SET THE OBJECTIVE—Set the primary objective and vision for the panel discussion. With what new understanding should the audience walk away? For example, you may discuss business or customer benefits, the possibilities and field results of a new technology, market drivers, current and projected adoption, current issues, practical applications and more.
  • STRUCTURE THE SESSION—Structure the time allocated for the session, how much time you'd like to spend on introductory remarks (as the moderator), individual remarks, moderated questions and Q&A with the audience.
  • PREPARE YOUR PANEL—Prepare a list of questions you plan to ask during the session. Most panelists will feel more comfortable if they can prepare at least a couple responses.
  • SET GROUND RULES—Set the ground rules about contextual sharing vs. promoting or selling company/product information. Comments and experiences relevant to the dialogue are great, but they need to save the sales pitches for their virtual booth.
  • ENCOURAGE ENTHUSIASM—Encourage speakers to command attention, be bold and engage the audience thru storytelling, case studies, factoids, descriptive language and future projections.
  • PLAN TO MEET—At a minimum, plan to meet your panelists one week before your session to make introductions, reiterate the vision, structure and ground rules and obtain AV support as needed. AUVSI can help coordinate pre-event meetings as needed. Please email education@auvsi.org if you would like assistance.

PANELISTS

A member of the XPONENTIAL 2024 team and/or your session moderator will touch base with you before the event about your session's content. Plan to participate in at least one discussion about your session’s format, direction, and planned questions from the moderator. Meetings will be scheduled and facilitated by your moderator and/or AUVSI staff in March.

Panel sessions at XPONENTIAL are discussion-based which means the use of multi-media materials is discouraged. Any plans for video or slides will need to be discussed with your session moderator and AUVSI.


XPONENTIAL 2024 PROGRAM QUESTIONS

We realize that preparing for this event is on the forefront of your mind. If you have questions, please reach out to our Stragtegic Programs team at education@auvsi.org.

Educational Programming Team

Keely Griffith
Vice President of Strategic Programs

Shannon Walker
Director, Programs

Brigitte Cox
Sr. Project Manager