Your Next Steps for Speaking


1. Register for the Conference

Online registration is open for the 2019 Governance & Leadership Conference scheduled March 3-6 in St. Louis at the St. Louis Union Station.

All AGRiP pool members and any QEI Patrons who are speaking must complete online registration. The deadline to register for the conference, without a $100 late fee, is Feb. 11, 2019.

Once you complete your online registration, you will be provided information for hotel lodging. AGRiP typically does not compensate speakers, nor waive conference registration fees.

2. Collaborate for a Successful Presentation

Presenting at an AGRiP conference is highly collaborative.

AGRiP staff reviews all content – even from our most experienced presenters – to ensure sessions resonate with the unique needs of public pooling officials and staff. AGRiP staff provides directional suggestions and relevant examples to help you connect to attendees and other conference content.

3. Be Mindful of Deadlines

  • Dec. 1: Deadline for the final title of your session, session description (150 words), speaker’s name, speaker’s title and organization, speaker’s biography (150 words), headshot (jpg).
  • Jan. 11: First draft of presentation materials due.
  • Jan. 25: Final presentation materials due by email to us.
  • Feb. 8: Deadline for hotel reservations within the AGRiP lodging block.
  • Feb. 11: Deadline for conference registration without late fee.

4. Know What to Expect

The conference program is tightly scheduled to deliver the maximum content to members. To ensure that sessions stay on schedule, and out of respect for other presenters, we ask that speakers start and end their sessions on time. Please be prepared to introduce yourself at the start of your session.

Breakout or concurrent session rooms will be set up with the following equipment:

  • Laptop (loaded with all presentations)
  • Screen and projector
  • Lectern
  • Podium microphone
  • Lavalier microphone
  • Sound system
  • Clicker to advance slides

General session rooms are set with a stage and lectern. The room will include round tables with crescent seating for attendees, as well as some some bar-height tables at the back of the room for attendees who wish to stand.

Concurrent session rooms typically are set with a mix of round tables at the front, several rows of theater seating, and bar-height tables at the back of the room. Depending upon the size of the room, there may or may not be a stage. 

5. Conference App and Website

All AGRiP conferences are paperless. Access all Governance & Leadership conference information, schedules and travel details online. Or, use AGRiP's new conference app from your Apple or Android device:

  • Search your mobile app store and download "Eventsential"
  • Search for "Association of Governmental Risk Pools" within the app
  • Scroll until you see the AGRiP logo and name
  • Select AGRiP

You will be prompted to set up a profile and set your own password. Contact us for assistance.

6. Connect with AGRiP Members

The conference will bring together pool executive directors and their governing bodies. The program draws about 700 attendees, representing pooling organizations of various size and staffing structures, operating under different regulations and in widely disparate competitive environments.

Although AGRiP member pools share common mission, membership, and basic organizational functions, there is less commonality in terms of organizational structure and local environmental factors.

Be sure to visit all speaker resource links to ensure success.