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Thought Leader Theater Deadlines

Thought Leader Theater (TLT) presentations will be held in the RIMS Hub booth #1021 (Exhibit Hall) and will feature a live theater presentation area, lounge style seating, and the ever expanding social media smart bar.

Presentations are concurrent and last a maximum of 25 minutes.   You MUST finish your presentation within the time-frame given, so that the next presentation can start and conclude on schedule. We suggest that you plan a 20 minute presentation, and then allow 5 minutes for audience Q&A.  To view all Presentations: visit 

Deadlines are firm and MUST not be missed
February 6 To Update Your Contact Information: Visit If you make changes to your profile (contact ​Information), be sure to click 'SAVE' at the bottom of the page. 

(If you don't know your password, complete the “Forgotten your Password?” to obtain this information.) If you need assistance, please contact the Client Services Team at 
February 20

Guidelines and Agreement: To participate, presenters must agree to the terms and conditions on the Guidelines and Release Form. Login to and check "I Agree" at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, if you do not agree, please email
and let us know you are not willing to participate in the Thought Leader Theater. 

February 27  

Upload Photo and Biography: New for RIMS `15 – all presenters photo will be displayed on the digital signage. In order for all signage to display correctly, please upload a high resolution photo size 400h x 560w pixels (5”x7”), format .gif or .jpg.  We also ask that you submit your biography of 500 characters (or less) for the RIMS ’15 mobile app. Visit​ 

Tutorial​ on how to sign off on the guidelines and upload your photo and bio.

​​March 20

​​Audiovisual Requirements: RIMS will provide the following: Plasma Screen, laptop and sound if necessary. View Layout RIMSHub.pdf

​​April 10

PowerPoint/Handouts - Upload your PowerPoint presentation and handouts by the given deadline so attendees can download copies onto their laptop or PDA ahead of the session. Visit

All PowerPoint Presentations will be managed from one central e-library in the Speaker Center located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 211. In order for your presentation to appear in Presentation Management, you will need to upload all presentations/articles etc. by the given deadline. The format must be in PowerPoint. 

If there are changes to your presentation after the deadline, save your updated presentation on a USB and bring it to the Speaker Center located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 211. 

Speaker Center Hours

​Saturday, April 25                12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 26                  10:00am – 6:30pm
Monday, April 27                  7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 28                 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 29            8:00am – 3:30pm

RIMS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition | April 26-29 | New Orleans, LA