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    ​​Speaker Service Center

    To access your session(s) and add your speaker visit You will be prompted to login with your email address and password.  If you don’t know your password, click on “Forgot your password.” If you are having difficulty and need assistance, please contact the Client Services Team at

      2019 Deadlines

    April 19
    PowerPoint/Handouts - Extended Deadline

    It is MANDATORY that you use the RIMS 2019 Conference template for your presentations. Upload your PowerPoint presentation and handouts so attendees can download copies onto their laptop, RIMS mobile app or PDA ahead of the session. Link to upload Coming soon.
    All PowerPoint Presentations will be managed from one central e-library in the Speaker Center located in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 151AB. 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 and on the RIMS template and NOT pdf.
    If there are changes to your presentation after the deadline, save your updated presentation on a USB and bring it to the Speaker Center.
    ​Saturday, April 27​ ​​12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    ​Sunday, April 28 ​10:00 am - 6:30 pm
    ​Monday, April 29 ​7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ​Tuesday, April 30 ​8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ​Wednesday, May 1 ​8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    For 20 minutes Presentations
    Presenter(s) will have 18 minutes to present and 2 minutes for Q&A. You must finish your presentation within the time frame given so that the next presenter can start and conclude on schedule.
    April 19 Final Changes for Badge Credentials (Primary Contact) Speakers and primary contact change/or substitutions for badges. 

    After this date all final speaker changes have to be made onsite at Speaker Services located in room 151AB of the  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center​.

    ​Confirm Speaker(s) and Risk Manager: 
    There will be no printed conference guide this year. All information will appear on the RIMS website and mobile app. RIMS encourages a diverse range of presenters to enhance contributions to the risk management industry, and facilitate and encourage open dialogue during the sessions.​

     Please continue to update if there are any changes. 
    To ensure the correct information appears on the RIMS website and mobile app. Edit/add/remove (if over the speaker limit) and review your speaker(s) contact information (name, title, company).

    Speaker Limitation:
    • 60 minutes – A maximum of three (3) speakers. One speaker should be a risk manager.
    • 90 minutes – A maximum of four (4) speakers. One speaker should be a risk manager.
    • 20 minutes – One (1) speaker.
    • All speakers should be qualified in the subject matter to share knowledge and experience.
    • Only one (1) representative from a company, is permitted to be a speaker on a session.
    • Risk management professionals lead the development and implementation of risk management practices
      that enable an organization to make risk-effective decisions that create and sustain value.

    You will not have access to the session title, description and learning objectives. These were copy edited to fit into the program and will be promoted on the RIMS website and mobile app. (Your session was accepted based on the content of your submission. However, if there are updates that are relevant to the topic, contact your Annual Conference Programming Committee to discuss).

    RIMS Guidelines and Agreement: All Speakers/Risk Managers and Primary Contacts must review and sign off on the RIMS Session Guidelines and Agreement. (primary contact information will not appear on marketing materials)

    Biography and Photo: Upload a short biography and photo image size should be 100 x 125 pixels (W x H) 72 dpi. Format should be .gif or .jpg. (information will appear on RIMS website and mobile app).

    Contact Information: Speaker name, title and company (information will appear on RIMS website and mobile app).​

    Registration: Speakers are encouraged to register for the full conference pass for US $500 or register for the day you are speaking for US $250.

    Before you can register and receive the speaker rate, the following information must be completed. Visit ​
    • RIMS guidelines and agreement.
    • After signing off on the guidelines, you will be taken to the "Contact Information/Photo/Bio Updates", complete requested information.
    • Refresh the page and you will see the link to "Speaker Registration" in the left navigation bar.
    • Click start and complete the process.
    February 11 Session Agenda: Outline the time limit for each speaker and topic. (SampleOutline​
    This is required for 60, 75 and 90 minutes sessions.
    Your assigned session manager (ACPC) will review each outlines to ensure the topic is aligned with what is published in the program.
    Instructions to Upload Session Agenda
    February 28
    Audiovisual Requirements: Each session room is equipped for presentation management and have the following: LCD/screen, microphones, laptop and Wi-Fi. Additional AV requested will be billed directly to the session contact.