Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers (for General Sessions, Workshops, Plenary Sessions, and Panels):

Presentations should be 20-25 minutes (unless otherwise instructed by SFB staff and/or session organizers) with 5 minute Q&A.  Presentation times are carefully crafted to ensure appropriate time for audience Q&A.

If you have not provided your presentation to SFB staff prior to arriving at the conference, please upload your presentation at least 4 hours prior to your session's start time in the Speaker Ready Room. Hours of Operation will be posted here shortly. 

Presentation Upload Instructions (for Oral/Rapid-Fire presenters and any invited speakers only):

Presentations can be uploaded in advance of the Annual Meeting, or onsite. Prior to the event, please upload your .pptx file to the Upload Center website at: Oral presenters must stop also by the Speaker Ready Room at least 4 hours prior to their presentation time to ensure that their presentation is uploaded fully and correctly. The Speaker Ready Room is located in Tidepool 2 on the Lobby Level of Marina Tower. The Speaker Ready Room is provided for presenters to prepare for an dupload their presentations prior to their scheduled session. All speakers MUST check into the Speaker Ready Room 4 hours prior to their presenentation. 

In order to upload, please follow the link, and log in with your email. The temporary password is  SFB2023!  (This password is case sensitive and includes the exclamation point). Upon first login, you will be prompted to set your own password and then can proceed with uploading.

Presentation and Media Requirements  

SFB encourages the use of the SFB PowerPoint Template for your presentation located here and follow all requirements for technical paper presentations. If you do not use the template in its entirety, please use the cover slide. 

For helpful hints on presenting your material, please review our Presenter Tips

Meeting Registration and Hotel:

Please note that all presenters are expected to register and pay their registration fees.
As an abstract submitter, you receive a $25 credit when you register for the meeting. The unique code will be sent with your acceptance notification email. 

SFB has negotiated a special room block specifically for our event attendees. All conference attendees should make every effort to stay at the official event hotel. Supporting the official hotel room block provides staff support to resolve hotel reservation disputes; ensures attendees receive all applicable discounts and materials; and, assists SFB in maintaining affordable, quality programming. Click here  to access hotel and reservation information.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SFB Meetings Department at