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Please note:  We contract for one convention keynote speaker.  We have few other paid speakers throughout the year.  If requesting an honorarium, please specify amount (all submissions in excess of $7000 - all inclusive, for a keynote, 1 - 2 breakouts, and travel...will not be considered).  Sending additional e-mails or phone calls will not substitute for a submission here.

As you know; selecting speakers is a process. 

   The first step is to identify speakers we feel would be of interest to our conference audience. 

   The second step is to find out the speaker’s level of interest & availability to present a 90-minute session for us.

   The third step, if interested & available, is to find out if you are willing to take your presentation “Beyond the PowerPoint!”  We are looking for speakers who can engage the attendees and give them opportunities to apply knowledge through case studies, interactive games, round-table discussions and/or visual demos.

          When attendees are more engaged in the education process and able to relate the information to their own experiences, they are more likely to understand and embrace what is being shared.  In our learning sessions, we want our attendees to work collaboratively to solve problems, share information, and leave with at least one new idea they can implement immediately to better their facility or them personally.

          Submissions must be educational, not promotional.
 
COPYRIGHT: By submitting your presentation idea, you are certifying that the work is your own. If the work or a portion of the work is not your own, then you certify that you have permission to use the work and that proper attribution is given to the work’s creator.
 
Thank you for taking the time to submit a proposal!  Decisions will be made starting at our Planning Retreat the end of October.

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* 1. Presentation Contact Information (this is the person we will notify if selected & work with to schedule a presentation.)

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* 2. Presentation Information

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* 3. Presentation Learning Objectives...reminder: Submissions must be educational, not promotional.

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* 4. Please provide a 10-20 sentence overview of the presentation. Please note, this overview will be used in marketing and promotional materials. Please be sure it is complete, provides information on what the presentation will cover, what attendees will learn or take away, and sparks interest to motivate people to attend the session.

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* 5. Please provide a one or two paragraph bio that can be used in marketing materials. Please note, if you have more than one presenter or a panel of presenters, please provide information for all.

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* 6. Please select all that apply to your presentation...

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* 7. Presentation Budget Considerations, select all that apply.  Keynote speaker providing 1-2 breakouts preferred.  Budget limits number of paid speakers to 1 or 2.

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* 8. A/V Requirements (select all that apply).  Requests are subject to approval of the Executive Director. 

Please NOTE...if you need a laptop, you NEED to bring your own.

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* 9. Room set up (will attempt to accommodate all requests)

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* 10. By submitting this proposal, you agree that you will not promote or endorse any product or service offered by your company or any other company, in the course of your presentation.  Doing so could result in the interruption or early conclusion of your presentation. 

You also understand you must submit materials for your presentation in a timely manner to allow them to be available electronically prior to the presentation.

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