Crash with us on Sunday

Many of our patrons arrive at the conference on Saturday for better airfare and/or more relaxed travel. As a result, one of the most popular parts of the event has been our optional crash course program. Our crash courses are designed to jump-start your conference experience, offering primers on the fundamentals and on topics with which you might not be familiar. These courses carry a modest extra fee; they are the only part of the curriculum that is not covered by your registration fee.

Day at the Improv
Improvise your way to more confident presentations
Being quick on your feet is good for your career. Become a better presenter by discovering the secrets of unscripted speaking and stand-up comedy.
Led by Derek McCaw — $149

Farewell to Death by PowerPoint!
A guide to the presentation universe
Can a two-hour course arm you with all of the fundamentals for effective presentation work? This one will try with a tour of all four of the key tenets to good presentation: message, design, PowerPoint, and delivery. It is the perfect jump-start to your conference experience. This is normally an $895 workshop and is only offered here to conference patrons; no day passes available.
Led by Rick Altman — $149

Template Creation Workshop
Secrets and recipes for building awesome PowerPoint templates
An introduction to the common and not-so-common issues most users encounter with template creation and management, along with practical advice on how to avoid them.
Led by Echo Swinford & Julie Terberg — $149

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