Presenter Template & Tips


Each year, nearly 100 deans and outside experts present valuable sessions to CCAS Annual Meeting participants. This page will provide resources for presenters and presiders. Email Amber Cox with questions (



This year, we've created a simple, optional PowerPoint Template for presenters. Feel free to edit the presentation to best suit your program. Email your presentation file as a .pdf to and it will be uploaded to WHOVA.



All presentations must include session takeaways or outcomes. Laptops are not available; presenters must bring their own laptops and clicker devices. Live internet access is available throughout the venue, including in the sessions.



The CCAS Annual Meeting has a free, official app. You can download WHOVA as a presenter and a participant.
You'll be able to:
    • View the event agenda and plan your schedule
    • Plan ahead whom to meet at the event by browsing attendee profiles in advance
    • Send in-app messages and exchange contact info
    • Find attendees with common affiliations, education, shared networks and social profiles
    •  Receive update notifications from organizers
    •  Access agenda, GPS guidance, maps, and parking directions
    •  Create polls for participants

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1. If you are a CCAS Member Dean or Assistant or Associate Dean, remember that you must be registered for the Annual Meeting.
2. If you are an expert guest presenter, you do not need to register!



Please keep these format options in mind as you plan:

Traditional Panel of 3 Panelists—This is the type CCAS has offered in the past, which is a traditional panel arranged around a topic or issue. Each panelist has 15-20 minutes to present information, and then moderators facilitate audience engagement.

Expert Presenter—This type of session is built around one presenter who engages the participants for the full 75 minutes about a topic or issue in which s/he has expertise.

Point/Counterpoint—This modality, particularly relevant to controversial or complex issues, would have at least two presenters who would present different sides to or strategies for solving an issue.

Paired Theory/Practice Presentations—The idea behind this modality is presenting both theory and practice in the same session. This could involve one presentation from a single institution or presenter, or it could have one group or individual presenting theory while the other provides some more practical applications.

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