Tips For Building A Good Speaker Session

These guidelines have been developed to assist you in planning the best possible educational session:

  • We strongly encourage you to select a health insurance plan client or another independent industry thought-leader to present in your session.  Attendees generally perceive a session without these types of people as a ‘sales pitch’ and these types of sessions have not been well-received.
  • Do not replicate educational sessions previously presented at AHIP educational events.


  • We recommend that for a 45-minute session you have two speakers and a moderator (determined and provided by you).  Moderators serve to ensure that the session starts and ends on time, introduces the speaker(s) and facilitates the Q&A portion of your session.  This can be someone from your company or a client that you wish to give more visibility.


  • Speakers should bring their presentation with them to the conference on a USB memory stick.  Please email your presentation to at least one week in advance of the conference and AHIP will load your presentation on the room laptop before your session begins.
  • PDF copies of your presentations can be provided via our website after the conclusion of the conference. Please email the presentation to if you would like to do this.


  • Please have your session information ready and approved by the listed deadlines – having the information on time allows for better exposure. Also, delays in providing session titles can result in omission from signage or other onsite materials.
  • Sponsors have a non-exclusive licenses to use AHIP’s 2018 Medicare/Medicaid conferences logo/branding in connection with promotion of your session. To request the logo, contact us at
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