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DMA2010 Speaker Resources




All ATE Roundtables will take place Monday, October 11, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.

Think of the Ask-the-Experts Roundtables as speed dating between conference attendees and presenters. Some attendees remain at the same roundtable the entire hour; others table hop and visit several presenters to get information. Each table has 10 chairs and is semi-private with pipe and drape. There is standing room—you may have up to 15 attendees at your roundtable at any given time.

There is a number assigned to your roundtable which will be noted on signage and the number will be on your table, along with a table tent of your roundtable title. We will send a PDF with more information at a later date.

If you would like to bring your laptop, you are more than welcome. Be sure your battery is charged—there may not be an electrical outlet near your table. Presenters are welcome to bring handouts to distribute to attendees.

DMA2010 Speaker Conference Call

Join us to review conference information that will help you better prepare for your time at DMA2010. We are also happy to take your questions, and encourage veterans to share best practices with those speakers new to DMA2010.

Ask-the-Expert Roundtable Speakers (Mandatory-1 call per month)
May 19, 1:00-1:30pm
June 16, 1:00-1:30pm
July 21, 1:00-1:30pm
September 29, 12:30-1:00pm (FINAL CALL- MANDATORY)

Concurrent Speakers (please note: for concurrent speakers, please call in based on the day you are scheduled to speak at DMA2010. You will have 1 call per month)
May 18
1:00-1:30pm (Monday Concurrent Speakers)
3:00-3:30pm (Tuesday Concurrent Speakers)
4:30-5:00pm (Wednesday Concurrent Speakers)

June 15
1:00-1:30pm (Monday Concurrent Speakers)
3:00-3:30pm (Tuesday Concurrent Speakers)
4:30-5:00pm (Wednesday Concurrent Speakers)

July 20
1:00-1:30pm (Monday Concurrent Speakers)
3:00-3:30pm (Tuesday Concurrent Speakers)
4:30-5:00pm (Wednesday Concurrent Speakers)

2:30-3:00pm (Monday Concurrent Speakers)
3:30-4:00pm (Tuesday Concurrent Speakers)
4:30-5:00pm (Wednesday Concurrent Speakers)

Pre&Post Show Conference Speakers (Mandatory-1 call per month)
May 19, 2:30-3:00pm
June 16, 2:30p-3:00pm
July 21, 2:30-3:00pm
September 30, 2:00-2:30pm (FINAL CALL- MANDATORY)

Dial In: 866-866-2244       Intl: 404-260-1415    Password: 9023614


Click here to download the DMA2010 Speaker Handbook




It happens every year: a speaker has to cancel for whatever reason. Here’s the skinny on how to proceed:

  1. Find a suitable replacement (same level/expertise and similar company as the canceled speaker), and notify me of the change ASAP via email.
  2. Have the new speaker complete a DMA2010 Speaker Data Form.
  3. Be sure to have the new speaker complete self-registration online. Click here to register:  we’ll cancel the old speaker out of the system) 

Note: We are in production for the on-site show directory. Any speaker changes must be submitted by Friday, July 16, 2010, to ensure inclusion in the print directory.


Here are some conference deliverables that we will need from you to ensure a successful conference:

  1. PowerPoint PresentationsDeadline is Friday, Aug. 20. Download the template here

    Send PPT decks to your contact (Katie Cunningham at or Keith Baker at If your file is too large to send via email, please send a link to your FTP site so that we can download the file. If you do not have an FTP site, please [snail] mail the file on CD and let us know via email that you are mailing the deck: Katie Cunningham, DMA, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY  10036-6700.
    Ask-the-Experts Roundtable Presenters: Please note that you are not required to submit a PPT presentation for review. You may distribute handouts on site if you wish, and DMA does not need to review/approve it.

    DMA2010 attendees will be able download session presentations. Speakers’ presentations will be uploaded to the myDMA365 portal for attendees to access. To make this feature available in a timely manner, please submit your PowerPoint presentation by Friday Aug. 20. If you will have a presentation for distribution on site, the DMA still requires an outline of your presentation for our internal review.
    *Note: You must use the powerpoint template we have created above.

  2. Special A/V Requests & Recording Authorization Forms (download form) - Due Friday, August 20, 2010

    1. Recording Authorization Form We must receive a recording authorization form from ALL concurrent session speakers.

      As a service to our conference attendees, concurrent sessions will be recorded and an online synced multimedia version of your session and PowerPoint deck will be made available after the conference. Please help us maintain this valuable service by providing your authorization for us to record your session(s).

    2. Special A/V Requests: This page is only needed for those who are requesting additional A/V. All concurrent session rooms will have standard a/v equipment. Please note: Internet is NOT included.
      • LCD projector and screen (A/V techs will be on hand to connect your laptop, if needed)
      • Wired lavalier microphone for each speaker
      • Podium for the moderator and table for the panelists

      We strongly suggest that you bring your own laptop and a backup of your PowerPoint slides.

      Ask-the-Experts Roundtable Presenters: Please note that you are not required to return either of these forms as there is no a/v available at the roundtables. You are welcome to bring a laptop if needed to show your presentation.

    3. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 212.768.7277 x 1131.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at or 212.768.7277 x 1131.


    Speakers are required to self-register online. Please click here to complete your registration. This link will take you through the entire registration process. You will receive a confirmation once you have completed all steps of the registration process.

    Note: Ancillary events such as the ECHO Awards Gala and DMA Council Events require a separate registration fee. You will have the opportunity to add these events during your self-registration.

    If you have any issues with online registration, please call customer service at +1.866.486.0734 and identify yourself as a DMA2010 speaker.

    Answers to questions that have come up from speakers about the online registration process:

    Q: What should I register as?
    A: Individual Registration/Attendee

    Q: On the Conference Registration Page, what is the keycode and the discount code?
    A: These boxes should be already pre-populated. If not, enter SPK for the keycode.

    Q: Which conference package should I choose?
    A: If the discount code shows SPK, then the next screen should offer only 1 package option, the speaker registration package: Pre-Conf/Conf & Exhibition/Post Conf - Speaker Pkg.

    Q: Do I have to purchase an ECHO Gala ticket?
    A: No, as this is an optional event. The ECHO Gala is checked on the Special Events Page. Be sure to uncheck it so that you will not have a balance at the end. If you would like to purchase an ECHO ticket or any of the DMA Council events, keep the ECHO Gala box checked along with the events you would like to purchase. The balance for these items will appear at the end.

    Q: What is the Live Learning Center?
    A: The LLC is a compilation of all DMA2010 sessions (audio synced with the PPT presentation) that are available free of charge and accessible online post-conference.


    Once your registration is completed, you may also confirm your hotel reservation in the DMA hotel block by clicking here.

    We strongly encourage speakers to book hotels within the DMA block because it supports the show. Our travel partner is working diligently to ensure that prices are competitive (many hotels have reduced their rates already). In addition, some hotels in the DMA block are offering complimentary services such as free Internet Wi-Fi, Health club access, and credits to be used for hotel services and restaurants.