American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017

2017 Presenter and Moderator Information

This page contains all pertinent information for 2017 Conference Presenters and Moderators.


A/V & Room Set-up Information

IMPORTANT - We are not providing laptops.
Presenters & moderators are responsible for bringing a laptop from which to run the presentation(s) and, if this machine is not VGA compatible (15-pin, see picture to the right), any necessary adapters.

Audio / Visual Equipment:
The Standard A/V package that will be provided for both concurrent sessions* and workshops includes the following:

  • LCD projector 
  • Screen
  • Power strip and cabling
  • Presentation remote w/laser pointer
  • 1 wired microphone at the podium
  • 1 auxiliary audio line at podium (to run sound from laptop)
  • 1 wired microphone at the head table (for panelists to share)​

If you have special needs that are not covered by the Standard Package described here, please email Dan Stern ( by Saturday, April 1 with your request and the name of the session to which it applies. We will do everything we can to try and accommodate your needs.

Room Set-Up:
Concurrent sessions and professional section meetings will be provided with a podium and head table at the front of the room with theater style seating for attendees.

Workshops will be provided with a podium and head table at the front of the room and classroom style eating for attendees.

You are welcome to rearrange furniture but we ask that you please return it to its original setting before the end of your session, so that it's ready for the next event.


2017 Conference Powerpoint Presentations:
This year, we are NOT requiring the use of an Association provided PowerPoint template. Presenters can use whatever template they choose but should format presentations based on the appropriate dimensions to ensure they display properly.

Dimensions for presentations should be formatted in the Standard 4:3 size.


Poster Session Details:

Posters will be displayed Tuesday evening through Thursday morning in the Chedoke Ballroom/Exhibits Hall at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

Allotted space: 4' x 4' Be sure poster doesn't exceed these dimensions.

Set-Up: Tuesday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Poster Session and Reception: Wednesday, June 21, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Presenters will stand by their poster to answer questions and discuss.

Take Down Deadline: Thursday, June 22, 1:30 p.m. Any poster remaining after the deadline will be removed and discarded. 

Poster Design and Construction Guidelines - includes tips and suggestions for poster presenters

Questions about Posters? Contact Pam Allenstein: or 610-708-3015