MANDATORY SPEAKER'S BREAKFAST
You are required to attend a Speakers' Breakfast on the morning of your presentation. The Speakers' Breakfast is for the author schedule that day. The Speakers’ Breakfast will be held in the Music City Ballroom (2nd floor) of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel (Wed-Fri., 7:30-8:15am). The Renaissance Nahville Hotel is connected to the Nashville Convention Center. If you have not submitted your biography (100 words or less) through the Abstract Management Portal, provide it to your Session Co-chairs during the breakfast. This will be used to introduce you prior to your presentation.
The purpose of this breakfast is to allow the Session Co-chairs to meet each of the presenters, to collect any missing biographical information and coordinate any last minute details. This is also the time that audio-visual equipment and the timing lights will be demonstrated.
The Speakers' Breakfast is a mandatory event for each author responsible for a scheduled paper that day. The author representing each oral paper, as well as the author representing each alternate paper should attend. If you are not in attendance, the Session Chairs will allocate your presentation time to another presenter.
Alternate authors should attend their assigned session to be available in case of a last minute cancellation. If you attend the Speakers' Breakfast, are in attendance at your session, and are prepared to present, your paper will be published in the proceedings even if you are not called upon to present.