Welcome Presenters!

We want to make sure you enjoy your time at LEAD® 2016 and have everything you need to make your participation a success!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (202) 416-8727 or [email protected].

On this page:

Important Deadlines

Presenting at LEAD®:

The Logistics:

Important Deadlines

By July 8, 2016:

By July 15, 2016: Top of Page

Presenting at LEAD®

Some background and tips to make your presentation a hit at LEAD® 2016!

Our Philosophy:


Our Audience:

LEAD® conferees…

We need your help to make the conference accessible:

Session Information

Please check the conference schedule to verify the date, time, and details for your sessions(s).  The final conference schedule will be published with the title, description, and up to three learning objectives or takeaways for each session (that last part is new this year!).  In addition, sessions will be tagged with an experience level and content area to help attendees decide where they want to go (see options and definitions below!). 

If you have any questions about your session(s) or would like to make changes to the posted information, please contact us at 202-416-8727 or [email protected]. The deadline to submit updates to session information, including the takeaways, is July 8, 2016.

Content Areas: Experience Level: Top of Page

The Logistics

Don’t forget to register!!

All presenters must register online by July 15, 2016.  Please choose Presenter Full Conference Registration as your registration item and enter the discount code prior to submitting your form.


Handouts will be shared with conference attendees via the conference app and website. If you would like to provide handouts, please email accessible electronic files to [email protected] with “LEAD 2016 Handout” and the title of your session in the subject line by July 15.
Handouts must be accessible. Here are a few resources to help you get started: Please note that handouts received after July 15 or in an inaccessible format will not be posted prior to the conference.

PowerPoint/Digital Slides

Please forward your presentation to [email protected] by July 15. The information will help the interpreters, describers and captioners prepare for the conference.

UPDATE! We will be using a technology called Text-on-Top to put captions on top of presentations projected on the screen in the room. The captions are generally 2 lines and will appear on the bottom or top of the screen.  Please consider this when creating your presentations and leave some space at the bottom and top of your slide in case we have a request to caption your session. Thank you!

Staff Support and Room Setup

To help ensure that all runs smoothly, each session will have a facilitator and room monitor: During the full conference August 3-5, all rooms will be set up with the following: Please note that the following items will NOT be provided:  
Note: The arrangements for pre-conference and capacity building workshops will vary. Kennedy Center staff will contact pre-conference and capacity building presenters directly regarding room setup.
Presenters may choose to bring their own laptops or use the devices provided. Please note that if you bring a Mac, you must also bring the appropriate adaptor for the projector. These adaptors will not be provided. 
If you require equipment or supplies other than what is listed above or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] by July 8.