Request for Presentations


We’re seeking world-class presenters who have something interesting, exciting and informative to say.

All proposals must be submitted online (only!) by Friday, May 4, 2018 (view PDF form here).

There is no limit to the number of presentations you can submit, but each form is limited to six proposals. For additional submissions, visit and begin a new form.

Notification of acceptance or decline will be sent via email in June 2018. 

Be part of one of the largest gatherings of workforce development professionals - dedicated to the latest strategic approaches, tools and technologies.

3 days of learning | 40+ presenters | 600+ attendees  | 30+ expert-led sessions | 3 renowned keynotes

Two proposal categories are available.
                      I. Workshops
Be recognized as an industry leader. Share your knowledge. You've got an hour and fifteen minutes to shine.

II. Ten in 30 Sessions
David Letterman might have retired, but we're still delivering the top ten! We're looking for ten takeaways in 30 minutes.

We suggest that you first collect your thoughts for your proposal before using this online form. Session and workshop proposals require clear and concise titles, succinct and persuasive descriptions, and well-thought-out learning objectives/takeaways.
We strive to offer unique and interactive workshops that engage attendees. Preference will be given to proposals that highlight new, innovative efforts happening in your area – as well as those that use non-traditional approaches to enhance attendee learning.

Proposals should:
  • encourage interactive delivery and creative thinking
  • include replicable takeaways
  • emphasize collaboration within talent, education, adult education, rehabilitative services and economic development.

We're looking for proposals that cover the following topics:

  • Regional strategies that elevate services to a new level
  • Innovative ways to braid program funding for employer / job seeker success
  • Creative career inspiration and pipeline development solutions
  • Programming that includes strong community partnerships and business involvement
  • Talent development strategies for target populations; veterans, refugees, immigrants, long-term unemployed, etc.
  • Innovative strategies to engage out-of-school youth
  • Great practices in developing engaged, high-performing boards
  • Work-based learning solutions that lead to industry-recognized credentials
  • Powerful ways to advocate for Michigan’s workforce programs and communicate success
  • Communications strategies to increase awareness and program participation
  • Administrative / technology strategies for meeting performance·        
  • Demand-driven strategies to provide comprehensive business solutions
  • Technology solutions for improving access to workforce development resources

Do you have other ideas for hot topics and/or cool concepts? Don't be shy!
We encourage creative thinking when it comes to sharing timely, relevant and value-add content with our Annual Conference attendees.