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Speaker Hub


Welcome to the Speaker Hub!

This page was created to offer conference speakers (those presenting sessions at the conference) a quick reference for deadlines, general information, requirements, support, and tips for crafting presentations and handouts that are more accessible and inclusive.

We will also email you reminders and important updates as the conference draws closer.

General Information

Speaker Benefits

Click here to register. Speakers receive 50% off of the Full Conference or 100% off the One-Day registration option. We will send you your discount codes and instructions on how to use them. If you have not received your discount codes, please email Registration prices for speakers increase when early bird pricing closes on September 1. However, you are strongly encouraged to register before this time, so that we can send you an invite to join the virtual platform and set up your profile.

Virtual Platform Access  

You will not be able to access the virtual conference platform until you register. After you register, you will receive an invitation to log into the virtual platform and upload your bio and photo to your profile. Our team will then link your profile to your session listing on the virtual platform. 

Session Support

Defining Roles

If a panel has 3 speakers or more, we ask one of the speakers to take the lead as a moderator to direct the conversation, drive Q&A and keep the flow of conversation going. The Housing Alliance will provide a session host to formally start and close the session, introduce speakers and moderator (if needed), help with Q&A, and advance PowerPoints if requested. The Housing Alliance will also provide a virtual tech assistant to moderate attendee access to the session, mute participants, administer polls, open breakout rooms, and offer support to speakers and guests for general tech issues. To help us best support you, you will be required to fill out a session logistics survey (explained below).

Session Logistics Survey

All session leaders (one person from your speaker team) are required to fill out a brief survey explaining how they will run their session. The survey will cover logistical questions such as: if the session will use a moderator, if the session will use PowerPoint slides, if you’ll have handouts to share with attendees, if the team wants the session host to advance the PowerPoint slides, if you would like to include polls and break out rooms, and if your speaker team prefers a webinar or interactive meeting format. This survey will help us understand what your specific needs are and how we can support you. 

CEU Quizzes 

Questions & Correct Answers

If your session is being certified for continuing education (CE) credit, our team will email you asking for 3-4 yes/no or multiple choice questions related to the content of your session. We will also need to know the correct answer for each question. The conference planning team will use this information to create a short content retention quiz for your session. The NASW of Washington requires that social workers seeking CE credit for a session pass this quiz in order to receive credit.



Please take the following actions by or before the following dates:


Action Required



Register for the conference

Did you miss this deadline? Register today, so that we can send you an invite to join the platform.


Tuesday, August 24

Sign into the virtual platform, upload your bio and headshot


Thursday, August 26

CEU Session Quiz Questions & Answers due

This applies to sessions offering continuing education units (CEUs). Our team will alert you if your session is approved to offer a CEU.

Thursday, September 2

Session Logistics Survey due

Our team will send you an email with a link to the survey.

Wednesday, September 1

For speakers registering late: Early bird pricing ends at midnight


Tuesday, September 14

Upload Session Polls & PowerPoints and Handouts

PowerPoints, PDFs or handouts cannot exceed 5MB

Email Polls, PowerPoints & Handouts to

Thursday, September 16 at 5PM 

20 to 30-minute training hosted on Zoom on how to use the Virtual Platform

Training will be recorded. Speakers who attend live will be able to participate in Q&A. Speakers who cannot attend are responsible for viewing the recording before the conference.

Tuesday, September 28


Connect with Session Host via email or a 10 minute Zoom meeting to recap session strategy.

Session Hosts will send email invitations to Session Leaders by or before September 9, to set up time to meet.

COMING SOON! Tips for Accessibility Planning

The Conference on Ending Homelessness is a place where all are welcome and included. We request that speakers be mindful that guests of different abilities will attend COEH2021. Recommendations for incorporating accessibility into session lectures or discussions and how to create handouts and PowerPoints that include accessible design will be posted and shared with speakers on Monday, August 30. 

Thank You!

Thank you again for being a speaker at the Conference on Ending Homelessness. If you have any questions, please email