I missed the deadline; can I still submit a session for the current conference?
Yes. It will be placed on the waiting list and you will be notified if the session is approved
and space becomes available. Send the session title and abstract
Who decides which sessions are chosen/declined each conference?
The Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). To communicate by email with the SMEs,
Can I use my own slide presentation template with company logo?
Yes, as long as you follow the guidelines established in COMMON's
Code of Ethics.
Does COMMON have a presentation template I can download?
Yes. To download the current conference presentation template, click
When do I find out the day and time my session has been scheduled?
Schedule information is made available approximately 2 months prior to the current conference, at which time speakers are notified by email and the On-line
Session Guide is updated.
If I submit my handouts using the upload process, does that mean I can't
have paper handouts in my session?
No. You still decide whether or not to publish your handouts on the web,
and whether or not paper handouts are provided
in your session. For more information about handouts, click
Are speakers required to register for the conference?
Yes, all speakers must have a badge, and badges are received through registration.
For pricing and to register,Click here.
Do speakers have to pay for registration?
Yes, and in many cases speakers are eligible for reimbursement through COMMON
Credits. To learn more about COMMON credits, click
When should I load my software for labs? Click here for
more information and an email link to schedule your load time.
Will session rooms have wireless Internet access?
Yes, based upon overall conference requirements. For more information on
session room A/V, click