Innov8 Speaker

  • Speaker Portal

    Speaker Ready Room

    Login using your NCTM username and password that you used when you submitted your proposal. If you are having issues logging in, please use the forgot password option.  


    Lead Speaker Registration  

    As a lead speaker selected to participate in the Innov8 Conference, you will receive complimentary conference registration by NCTM. Speaker registration confirmations will be sent out in the month prior to the conference. 

    Co-Speaker Registration  

    All co-speakers must register themselves and pay the appropriate registration fees. Please note it is the lead speaker’s responsibility to share all necessary presentation information you receive from NCTM with your co-speakers.

    Hotel & Travel  

    Speakers are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

    Book Housing 

    Student Participation  

    If a presentation needs student participation to be effective, the lead speaker must make his/her own arrangements for the student's appearance.

    Please note:

    • Students who wish to attend other presentations and enter the Exhibit Hall must be registered for the conference and be at least 16 years old.
    • Each student must have written permission slips signed by his/her school and a parent/guardian.
    • These slips must be submitted to NCTM, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

    Presentation Information

    About Innov8

    Innovation Lounge Speaker Information

    Unlike NCTM regional conferences, Innov8 has a specific focus: Breaking Barriers: Actionable approaches to reach each and every learner in mathematics. All sessions and conference experiences are designed to help participants better understand issues of access, equity, and empowerment in their communities, schools, and classrooms with ideas and plans developed during the conference. 

    Innov8 is a new conference experience designed to support districts in building mathematics teachers and teams in identifying, analyzing, and planning for instruction and intervention around a self-identified problem of practice related to learners who struggle in mathematics. For attendees, this conference is a working conference and this means you will not just be listening to speakers. Instead, you will work as a team to develop a plan to address a challenge you are facing in your school. Conference sessions are designed to support you in the design of your plan.

    Conference sessions and experiences address three themes:

    • Developing a lens to analyze and reflect on my identity as a mathematics educator and the identity of my students as learners of mathematics.
    • Developing equitable mathematical teaching practices that empower students.
    • Developing strategies to identify and remove barriers to high-quality mathematics.

    Conference participants will use the knowledge gained from Innov8 to create a plan to address the needs of each and every student. Throughout the conference, experts in each of the three themes will be available to assist teams in creating their action plan to solve their problem of practice and implement their ideas back in their school setting.

    Audio/Visual & Internet

    Your presentation has been scheduled based on your initial audio/visual request when you submitted your proposal. Only equipment requested during the proposal submission process will be provided by NCTM on site. If a laptop is required, you must bring your own. If you need additional audio/visual equipment, it is your responsibility to order and pay for the additional equipment using this form.

    MAC users should remember to bring their VGA MAC adapters to connect to a LCD projector during their presentation. MAC adapters will NOT be available onsite.  

    Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino meeting rooms.   

       Capacity Charts & Presentation Types 

      All presentation rooms will be pre-set for each day’s presentations. Do not move furniture or tape/hang items on the walls. All presentations are attended on a first come, first seated basis.  

      Innov8 Capacity Chart 

      Cancellations & Updates 

      Prior to the conference, if you cancel your presentation, notify NCTM as soon as possible so a substitute may be found. Do not send a replacement.

      Cancellations must be received in writing by emailing

      To update the lead speaker or cospeaker’s contact information or professional affiliation, email your changes to This step must be completed for each conference to which a proposal was submitted. 

      IMPORTANT: To update your NCTM membership information, please contact or call NCTM Customer Service at 1-800-235-7566.

      Copyrighted Materials and Recordings 

      NCTM policy prohibits the use of copyrighted materials in your presentation unless the holder of the copyright has granted prior permission. This also applies to music that is played during the presentation.

      Written permission to tape or record programs must be obtained directly from the speaker involved at least thirty days before NCTM Innov8. The request must contain a statement indicating the intended use of such a recording or videotape. The person making the request should also inform the NCTM Headquarters Office in writing at least two weeks prior to the NCTM Innov8.

      NCTM Logo   

      Due to trademark restrictions, use of the NCTM logo is restricted to those who receive prior written permission from NCTM Headquarters. Specific guidelines must be met for permission of use to be granted. Upon written request, art related to the conference may be sent to speakers to include in their presentation.

      On-Site Procedures

      Arrive at least 15 minutes before your presentation starts where you will be greeted by a Program Committee member and receive Speaker Ribbons for you and your cospeakers. 


      • Do not change the room setup or tape/hang items on the walls.
      • Do not begin before the published start time. After your presentation, leave quickly to allow the next presenter time to prepare.
      • It is inappropriate to promote, advertise, or sell commercial materials during your presentation.
      • Volunteers will help clear out attendees from the previous presentation, monitor incoming traffic, and count attendance.