2021 ASTA National Conference Speaker Center

Congratulations on being invited to speak at the 2021 Virtual ASTA National Conference!


The National Conference Speaker Service Center is a one-stop-shop dedicated to you, our conference speakers. You will be able to manage much of the information for your session here, including uploading your session presentation and handouts, viewing important deadlines, and more.

Thank you for dedicating your time, meeting the necessary deadlines, and volunteering to serve as a conference speaker. We look forward to working with you! If at any time you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Conference Schedule
Conference sessions are available on-demand for 30 days after the conference.

Speaker Policies, Registration, and Benefits

All speakers agree to abide by ASTA board-approved policies. Please review:
  -  Conference Speaker Policies
  -  Conference Registration Terms
  -  Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct


All conference session presenters and research poster presenters must be current ASTA members when submitting proposals and at the time of presentation. Renew or join today.

Important Deliverables and Deadlines

  • November 16, 2020  -  Complete speaker commitment form (emailed to all accepted speakers)

  • January 15, 2021  -  All presenters must register and pay for the conference

  • January 20, 2021  -  Recorded sessions due - see details on how to record and submit your video presentation to the right >>

  • January 27, 2021  -  Deadline to sign up for chat feature during your session

  • January 27, 2021  -  Session handouts due  -  submit via Dropbox or email

How to Record and Submit Your Session Presentation


Speaker Tips

To ensure continuity between all sessions, please use these tips:

  • Make sure to introduce yourself and your session name at the beginning and thank attendees for joining the 2021 ASTA National Conference. 
  • For any co-presenters, please introduce them and include their name, organization, and job title.
  • Include a contact information slide (email, phone, or social media handle) at the end of your presentation, if you feel comfortable doing so, to allow attendees to ask questions or get clarification following your presentation.
  • Please make sure to look directly into the camera. This ensures eye contact that makes attendees feel more connected to the presentation.
  • Relax and have fun. If you are relaxed and having fun, the attendees will feel it. Any small mistakes can make the session feel live, so just laugh and carry on.

Questions? Email meetings@astastrings.org