Presenter Information and Resources

Information for our annual conference presenters about technology, room setup, poster requirements, etc., is below.



It is the speaker's responsibility to provide a laptop or device for presenting materials during the session. AALHE will not provide computers for the session rooms. AALHE will not provide presentation advancers (clickers).

Monday through Wednesday, each room will have a screen and projector provided. Thursday presentations are “unplugged”, projectors will not be made available. All rooms will have both VGA and HDMI connections. Please ensure that you are using a device that can connect to one of these two connection types or that you bring a dongle to adapt to the connection.



AALHE will provide wireless internet connection for all attendees and presenters in all conference session rooms. As always, if you plan to use the internet please have a contingency plan in place in case there is an unexpected technology problem.

Conference wireless network name: TBD

Password: TBD


Microphones and Other Sound Amplification

Microphones will be provided in large session rooms only. Speakers and other sound amplification technology will not be provided by AALHE. If your presentation requires the use of speakers (e.g., to show a video), please provide them.


Room Set-Up

  • Monday, June 8th: All workshops will be set banquet style unless presenter has requested otherwise. Projector packages will be provided. No podium/microphone except in larger rooms.
  • Tuesday - Wednesday, June 9-10th: All sessions will be set with roundtables. Projector packages will be provided. No podium/microphone except in larger rooms. 
  • Thursday, June 11th: All sessions will be set with roundtables. Projector packages will not be provided. No podium/microphone except in larger rooms.


Poster Presentations

  • Posters must be no larger than 36” x 48” or 48” x 36”.
  • Poster presentations will be held on Wednesday, during our Resource Fair. 
  • Presenters may set up for the presentation as early as 7:00 AM Wednesday.
  • Posters may remain in the room during sessions on Wednesday but must be removed by 5:30 PM that evening.
  • Presenters will be provided with a stand and board, pushpins, and clips.


Handouts and PowerPoints

  • You may submit a single file (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to attach to the online program. Only one file can be uploaded per session. If you would like to provide more than one file, please combine them into a single document.
  • Additionally, we ask that all slideshows and handouts be submitted to [email protected] so we may upload the materials to our website for our Members’ benefit.
  • Submit your file for upload no later than June 30th to [email protected].
  • File name format: YEAR_Main author last name_First few words of title_description if necessary (e.g. handout 1). Please indicate the title of the session in the subject line.


2020 Conference Proceedings

All Conference presentations are eligible for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The Proceedings of the AALHE Conference serve several important functions:

• They allow Conference participants, who are unable to attend your session, to have materials on the topic.
• They are a rich resource for all who are interested in assessment in higher education.
• They provide best practices shared by member institutions at the AALHE Conference.
• They support, document, and affirm the contributions of the presenters.


Additional Presenter Resources

Visit The Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) sponsored by the American Evaluation Association for presentation tips, tools, and guidelines.

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The AALHE Annual Assessment Conference is an exceptional forum for assessment practitioners in higher education. Small sessions and multiple opportunities to interact with others in the assessment community make this one of the best resources for assessment professionals.

Conference attendees choose from sessions that showcase assessment practices, participate in hands-on workshops, discuss ideas during poster and panel sessions, and engage with leading thinkers in assessment throughout the conference. People from all types of institutions attend the AALHE conference.

The AALHE Assessment Conference is designed to:

  • Provide professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner
  • Connect assessment professionals with others in the field; and
  • Lead and advocate best practices in assessment

Practitioners new to assessment are encouraged to attend the AALHE conference.  AALHE’s small sessions and networking opportunities provide them the opportunity to connect with leading thinkers in assessment.

Past Conference Program books are available for review.  Members may also access presentations and materials from previous Conferences.


Upcoming Conferences

AALHE 2020

June 8 – June 11, 2020

Sheraton hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana


AALHE 2021

June 7, 2021 – June 10, 2021

DoubleTree hotel in Portland, Oregon


2020 Sponsor Prospectus

Join us and connect with leading thinkers in higher education assessment; find the Prospectus here.


For more information contact Jamie Wigand, Conference Director, at