Speaker Needs Form

  • Speaker Information

  • Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • Equipment Requirements

  • (NOTE: Speakers are required to bring their own laptop.)
  • Housing Requirements

  • The Michigan Dental Association normally pays for your room the night before your presentation unless contract specifies otherwise. The MDA is not responsible for additional nights or additional in-room person charges or expenses.

  • Biographical Information

  • Course Information

  • Please input your suggested wording in 150 words or less, a synopsis/summary of your program (including bulleted learning objectives) that can be used for publication purposes. NOTE: The MDA will shorten the synopsis to fit space requirements. Include the following information:

    • Bulleted learning objectives (minimum of three).
    • Unique aspects of the program.
    • Any benefits the audience will derive from attending this program.
    • Who will benefit from this program (i.e. dentists, hygienists, assistants, business staff).
    • The immediate “pay-offs” to attending the program.
  • NOTE: Titles must be kept under 100 characters (including spaces).
  • NOTE: Course descriptions must be 1,000 characters (including spaces) or less.

  • NOTE: Keep course title to 100 characters (including spaces) or less.
  • NOTE: Course descriptions must be 1,000 characters (including spaces) or less.
  • Course Handouts

  • Please view the MDA's Speaker Handout Rules.

    NOTE: MDA does not reimburse for copying. Materials must be received 30 days prior to program date either by mail or email.
  • File Upload: Use the feature below to include your presentation handouts with this form submission. Submit all handouts in PDF format. For Powerpoint presentations, choose the 3 Slides choice in your Print Options menu before converting to PDF.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, , Max. file size: 10 MB.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, , Max. file size: 10 MB.
    • Photograph

    • The MDA requires a high-resolution, color, professional portrait (see examples below). Please follow these guidelines:

      • Send the original digital image.
      • Do not send an image copied from your website.
      • Only send .jpg or .png images.

      Photos meeting these requirements can be attached to this form using the upload option below. If you must send a printed image by mail, please write your name on the back. NOTE: Photos will not accompany course descriptions of speakers who do not send images meeting these requirements.

    • Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB.