April 28-30, 2020Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterRosemont, IL

Speaker Center

Welcome to the International Powder & Bulk Solids 2018 Speaker Center, designed to help speakers plan their engagements and promote their sessions. We are thrilled you will be presenting at our event!

Event Details

April 24-26, 2018
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road, Rosemont (Chicago), IL 60018

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Speaker Registration & Benefits

As a conference speaker, you receive a complimentary All Access Pass to the expo and conference – we take care of getting you registered so you don't have to. Upon arrival, you can retrieve your Speaker Badge at the Speaker Ready Room located in Room 5. Other benefits of speaking include:

  • You receive one complimentary guest pass plus an additional 20% discount for clients and colleagues (unlimited use) by using the code SPEAKER2018 in the registration portal; you can begin circulating this discount through your network straightaway. Please contact your conference producer or operations lead to request a guest pass – you'll simply need to provide the guest's name, job title, company, phone number, and email address.
  • You receive access to all onsite receptions, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, entertainment, keynotes, co-located conferences, conference lunches, and sponsored trainings.
  • Your participation on faculty provides you and your company with professional exposure and is an opportunity to raise your profile within the advanced manufacturing and engineering community in the following ways:
    • Your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the iPBS 2018 event website
    • A chance to have your session promoted on all iPBS 2018 and affiliate Social Networks
    • Speak about your latest innovations, expertise, and company's leadership before some of the most influential engineers and press in the field
  • Your contribution will make a positive impact on the engineering community by sharing your knowledge and expertise.

1. Check your Speaker Profile for accuracy

2. Check your Session Schedule for accuracy

3. Download the Speaker Presentation Template

4. Download and return the Speaker Agreement

5. Book your travel and make hotel reservations

6. Promote your presence with the official hashtags

Important Deliverables & Deadlines

Please carefully review the following deliverables and deadlines required of all speakers. If you’ve already provided us with some or all of these items, please feel free to skip over this section.

  • March 16thSpeaker Agreement Due – Download, review, sign, and submit the agreement. Click here to download
  • March 16th – Professional Bio & Photo Due – Photo should be 200x200 pixel, high-resolution preferred. Upload here
  • April 18thPresentation Slides Due
  • April 18thMobile Phone Number & Twitter Handle Due
  • April 23rdLast Day to Submit Speaker Edits or Changes
  • April 24-26, 2018International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition

Contact Us

Conference Operations Lead: Joey Cruz - [email protected] - 310-740-9008

Theaters Operations Lead: Heather Lobao - [email protected] - 310-741-9685

Editorial Lead: John Forrester, PBS Magazine - [email protected] - 314-435-7769

Public Relations Lead: Rich Trunzo - [email protected] - 424-316-7169

Presentation Requirements & Submission Instructions

ALL slide submissions MUST follow the requirements below. Speakers who fail to provide the materials correctly might not be considered for future speaking opportunities. Do not create slides for panel discussion participation unless instructed otherwise by your panel organizer.

  • Presentations must be submitted in a PDF format (contact your operations lead if this is an issue for you)
  • Download the Speaker Presentation Template and please use this as the PowerPoint template for your content
  • Name the presentation file: FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf

Submit your presentation below

You will upload your presentation below. Please review the submission instructions before you begin.

  1. Name your PDF file: FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf
  2. In the description, please add the title of your session and your email address.
  3. Submit the final presentation in PDF format only.

** If you need to make revisions after you have submitted, please do not upload via the Box widget. Email revised PDF to [email protected] to avoid delays in the process and ensure the correct version is provided to attendees.

Audio Visual

Standard conference session rooms will include the following:

  • 1 Podium Microphone
  • 1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone
  • 2 Tabletop Microphones
  • 1 LCD Projector With VGA Cable Connector
  • Large Projector Screen (16:9)
  • PC Laptop


Note that when conducting your presentation or participating on a panel, press may be present, including members of the Associated Press. Please be advised not to include confidential information in your discussion unless preceded by an "off the record" disclaimer.

Marketing & Pre-Show Promotion

By agreeing to speak, you have become a vital part of the conference and thus an important element of pre-event promotion. Here's how your involvement in pre-event promotion works:

  • Social Media: If you're on social media, we hope that you'll socialize your participation and engage with your network about your speaking engagement at our event.
  • Editorial Media: If you're willing and available, we hope that you'll give a pre-event interview by agreeing to speak with one of our staff editors about your scope of expertise and conference session. The world wants to hear about you and how you're influencing your industry. Don't miss the opportunity to get extra exposure by having a professional editorial piece written about you, as this content will be made public on our media sites and potentially included in our press releases.
  • Note that our marketing and editorial teams will be promoting your participation through various media channels throughout the pre-event campaign. Please be prepared to have your name and professional photo used on our marketing platforms, including website, media blogs, and social media.

Social Media Tool Kit

Please refer the social media tools below to help you engage with your network.

  • Event Hashtags: #powdershow
  • Turnkey Twitter posts:
  • Example 1: Excited to be speaking at the #powdershow on Center Stage on April 24th! See you there…
  • Example 2: #powdershow is going to be the best yet! I'll be speaking at iPBS on April 26th on Pneumatic Conveying. See you at the conference.

Onsite Instructions

Conference Room Location
Upon arrival, proceed through the front entrance of the convention center and locate your track room on the first floor:

  • Track A: Room 1
  • Track B: Room 2
  • Track C: Room 3
  • Track D: Room 4

Speaker Ready Room Location
To check-in and pick-up your badge, go to Room 5. The Speaker Ready Room is for speaking faculty and event operations to discuss logistics, conduct meetings, prepare for presentations, and/or meet fellow panelists. If you need to provide us with an updated copy of your presentation, you'll be able to find a staff member to help you here. The Speaker Ready Room is open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM all days of the event.

Center Stage Location
The pavilion is located in Hall A at Booth 3015. Through the main entrance proceed through the main lobby, make a left into Hall A down the stairs, and proceed to the back of the hall to the 3,000 aisle until you arrive at Booth 3015. Once there, check-in with the Theaters Operations Lead that you've been in touch with.

Conference Lunch
As a member of faculty, you'll be provided with complimentary lunch all days of the event; our staff will be providing boxed lunches to all speakers in a TBA room near the conference hall.

Powder Show parking is simple. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center features two public parking garages, both connected to the center via the Rosemont Skybridge Network—an enclosed walkway also connected to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel, Hilton Rosemont Hotel, and DoubleTree Hotel O'Hare. Click here to view the PDF Parking Map.

Hotel & Accommodations
To help you make hotel reservations, iPBS 2018 has partnered with onPeak to offer a wide variety of hotels at the lowest rates available. Click here for more details.

Mobile App
To download the event's free mobile app, search for Rosemont 2018 in your app store on your phone. The mobile app provides access to the full conference schedule, networking activities, Tech Theater, Center Stage, and the full list of exhibitors.

Post-Conference Proceedings
Please use the login credentials below to access the post-conference proceedings.

login: ipbs2018
password: rosemont2018

Additional Notes

  • Make sure to bring a copy of your presentation with you on-site.
  • If you have any additional A/V request(s), contact [email protected] for Conference Speakers or [email protected] for Theater Speakers
  • Avoid sales pitches and commercial presentations. Experience shows that you will represent your company best by giving an educational, informative presentation.
  • No sales/promotional handouts are to be distributed in the conference areas (including meeting rooms). Sales literature distribution is limited to exhibitor booths only. For more information or to learn about iPBS 2018 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact [email protected].