Download the official 2014 Speaker Guide
Download the complete printable PDF version of the 2014 Speaker Guide here:
Presentation Template for 2014
Simply drag the PDF template slide onto an empty powerpoint slide. Then choose "Arrange" and "Send to Back", then simply edit your slide as usual.
This template can either be used on each page of the presentation or only as the title slide, the choice is completely up to the presenter so long as the template is at least used for the creation of the title slide.
2014 Points of Contact
Speaker points of contact for the 2014 NPF – National Harbor, MD will be:
National Postal Forum, Business Sessions Coordinator
3998 Fair Ridge Dr Ste 150, Fairfax, VA 22033-2907
United States Postal Service, NPF Program Manager
475 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20260-5006
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Travel & Airport Transportation
Check out travel details and the different airports for the Washington Metropolitan area listed on our website on our
TRAVEL INFORMATION PAGE.
- NPF does not cover the cost of your airfare.
- Airport shuttle service is available. See our website under Hotel/Travel.
- Taxis depart from designated taxi zones located at the different airports.
Hampton Inn - SOLD OUT
The five 2014 NPF participating hotels and their details can be viewed on our
HOTEL INFORMATION PAGE.
- NPF does not cover the cost of your housing.
- Hotels offering the conference rate are listed on the NPF website www.npf.org under the Hotel/Travel tab.
- The hotel will notify you directly once your room reservation has been confirmed.
NPF provides educational and networking opportunities for mailing industry professionals and individuals interested in learning more about the value of mail as a communications and advertising medium. It is the premier conference where attendees can obtain first-hand knowledge about postal products and services as well as mailing technologies that help companies grow their business!
Workshop speakers must create sessions that provide training and networking opportunities for attendees. Speakers are selected for their expertise and must prepare professional quality presentations that provide mailers the knowledge to keep pace with the rapidly changing business world.
Workshops are organized in several categories reflecting the way in which customers interact with the Postal Service. At the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center there will be different workshops and categories to support the interests of our various customers.
Your Role as a Workshop Speaker
The workshop is an interactive learning experience, led by speakers who are recognized in the industry and Postal Service as subject matter experts. As you prepare for the workshop, keep in mind that attendees are looking for the basic, and the not so basic elements of a given subject area. Your goal is to provide mailers with information on topics relevant to their business which contributes to their professional growth, as well as positively impacts the mailing industry as a whole. Attendees who come to your workshop will want to learn the latest initiatives and trends in the mailing industry, so preparation for a successful workshop is essential. This guide offers you the tools needed to ensure that you present a comprehensive workshop that will earn you the highest in attendee evaluation scores.
Policy on Content
Workshop evaluations show that attendees do not want to see self-promotional materials during the workshops. Speakers are expected to provide information in an educational, non-commercial, non-self-promotional manner. Presentations should exclude business logos, order forms, book promotions, etc. To that end, a PowerPoint template has been designed specifically for all presenters to use at the Gaylord National Forum and has allowed for one company logo on the front and back pages. Use of this template is mandatory for presentations to be accepted. All presentations will be reviewed and any that have not met this requirement will be returned to sender for correction.
Registration as a Speaker
Please register for National Postal Forum (NPF) on our website as soon as possible.
When registering, please select the Industry Speaker Registration. For the discount code select Other and enter this code (SPK5326M). This will give you a complimentary registration. We highly recommend that you complete your registration and hotel reservation right away as hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As a speaker, you are entitled to a full complimentary NPF registration. This includes daily admission to the Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfasts, General Sessions, Executive Briefing Sessions, Officer led Sessions and Workshops, Saturdays' evening at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Sunday Areas' Welcome Reception, Monday evening PCC Celebration, lunch in the Exhibit Hall on Monday, Tuesday and the Wednesday afternoon luncheon, Tuesday evening Vendor Reception, and Wednesday evening Closing Event and After Hours Party.