Ready…Set…Conference!

Welcome to our Speaker Logistics page, and thank you for supporting CU Intersect. 

This page has everything you need to know about your speaking opportunity, including registration, hotel reservations, important dates and more!

To get started, enter the promo code we provided you and add your speaker attendees below (you may have already done this through our Sponsor Page, so you do not need to do it twice).

Questions or need help?  Email us at [email protected]

Participant Registration

Hotel Reservations

Click the Button Below to Reserve Your Room at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

Travel, Restaurants & Things to Do

Traveling to Houston is easy, with two major airports in the city:
Once you arrive, you’ll find renting a car, or using ride share services like Uber/Lyft will be easiest.  Note: the hotel does charge a daily fee for overnight parking in the garage.
There are many nearby dining options for guests a the Royal Sonesta.  Simply use the interactive map to the right to explore nearby options.
For more information about the hotel, amenities, or things to do in Houston, please visit the hotel website here: https://www.sonesta.com/royal-sonesta/tx/houston/royal-sonesta-houston-galleria

Download our 2022 Master Slide Deck

Important Dates & Session Info for Speakers

  • April 30th, 2022: Register all speaker participants, if not tied to a sponsor
  • May 1st, 2022: Provide any speaking topics, speakers, session descriptions and logos (if applicable) to our team
  • May 17th, 2022:
    • Sponsor Logistics Call at: 12:30pm ET (Invites via Email on 4/19/22)
    • Speaker Logistics Call at: 1:30pm ET (Invites via Email on 4/19/22)
  • June 30th, 2022: All presentations due to CU Intersect Team at [email protected]
  • July 8th, 2022: Sponsor, speaker & attendee ‘First Look” documents emailed
  • July 18th-20th, 2022: Conference commencement – please see “Contact” section for check-in information (subject to change until conference starts)
  • All time slots will be confirmed by our May 17th Speaker Logistics Call – from there you’ll be notified of any changes.  Please refer to https://cuintersect.com/agenda for date, time and track info.

Conference Safety Protocols & Guidance

At CU Intersect, your safety is important to us.  Our conference will be following all state and local guidelines for indoor event safety, as well as hotel policy.  Read below the latest guidelines, as well as what the hotel is doing to keep their guests safe. 
Note: at this time, the City of Houston, Harris County, and State of Texas have removed restrictions on mask mandates and social distancing.  We encourage all attendees to do what they are comfortable with, and expect all attendees to be respectful of the opinions and preferences of their peers.
 

Conference Contacts & Speaking Information

 

Overview: Please provide slides on 16×9 format, Microsoft Powerpoint, by the deadline provided above.  In order to ensure smooth transitions, we’ll be combining slides on our own laptops into Master Slide Decks for that day/breakout.  
We’ll have a combination of Lavalier and Handheld Microphones depending on your session location and breakout track.  We’ll also be providing long-range clickers.
If you have to use your own laptop for your presentation, please let us know after the Speaker Logistics Call on May 17th so we may plan accordingly (note: you’ll then be responsible for your own adapter to HDMI). 
Also, if you are unwilling to provide copies of your slides to attendees, let us know at that time as well.
Attire: Business casual, with blazer preferred during speaking session
Session Check-in:  Please use the contact info below to check-in 1 hour prior to your session, and be present in your assigned room 10 minutes before speaking to be mic’ed up, etc.
If you need assistance, please contact us using any of the methods below (subject to change prior to event start):
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Phone: Brian Hinze, NCU-ISAO, 813-431-1221
Phone: Rebekah Schlichting, Pure IT CUSO, 850-485-5944