Professional Education Seminar Resources

This page contains important information for Professional Education Seminar speakers and chairs.

Important Milestones

The key dates for Professional Education Seminar speakers are listed below. These dates are subject to change so check here regularly for updates.

  • The deadline to submit your proposal has passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted for APEC 2024
    • For reference purposes: Submissions opened June 7, 2023 and closed August 27, 2023.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023: Prospective speakers notified if proposal is accepted or not accepted
  • Sunday, December 17, 2023: PowerPoint presentations must be uploaded for the conference

Professional Education Seminar Schedule And Timing

The APEC 2024 Professional Education Seminars will be held in three sessions:

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 25, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, February 26, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In each three and one half hour session the format is:

  • 90 minutes of presentation
  • 30 minute break
  • 90 minutes of presentation

Prospective seminar speakers must show in their outline that their seminar will conform to this timing. This is necessary so that the coffee and beverage service for the breaks is coordinated among all seminars.

Prospective seminar speakers understand that an accepted seminar may be assigned to any of the three seminar sessions. Requests for assignment to a specific session will be considered but no guarantee that such requests can be accommodated.

Presentation File Format

Seminars accepted for presentation at APEC 2024 must be provided in Microsoft PowerPoint file format. No exceptions will be made.

Professional Education Seminar slides must be formatted in wide, 16 x 9 format.

Requests for seminar speakers to be able to play supplementary video or audio files can generally be accommodated but arrangements must be made well ahead of the conference date.

Speaker Breakfast

Dates And Locations:

  • Sunday, February 25, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Room 204
  • Monday, February 26, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Room 204

Please note: Speakers only attend Speaker Breakfast on the day of their presentation.

Speaker Ready Room

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Room 204

The Speaker Ready Room contains all final slide decks ready for presentation. Speakers should check in on the day of their presentation before continuing on to the Breakfast Session AND before their session begins (provide a wide buffer of time before presenting to check in).


APEC Professional Education Seminar speakers retain the copyright to their seminar materials.

Seminar speakers must, however, agree that their presentations will be distributed in secure PDF format to each attendee registered for the APEC 2024 Professional Education Seminars and may be provided to attendees in the form of a printed book.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.