Call for Speaker Submission form for NEC

The 43nd annual SGMP National Education Conference & Expo will be held May 7-9, 2024, at the Hilton Omaha Convention Center and CHI Health Center.  All educational sessions will take place May 8-9 (selected sessions may be repeated).  This is the single largest gathering of government meetings professionals every year, and we are excited to be providing the best education in government meeting planning to our members in a beautiful location. 

This is a call for breakout session speakers only.

Your application must be received no later then 5:00pm EST, October 6, 2024.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

We are offering 24 breakout sessions and three keynotes.
Please pick your best topic; only one topic per speaker will be accepted - regardless of the competency.

Educational sessions at the 2024 conference will be 50 or 80 minutes in length and will be presented by a mix of current members and professionals in the industries of government meeting planning, hospitality management, marketing, and logistics. All educational sessions should be focused on government meetings and must fit within at least one of SGMP’s nine educational core competencies. The topics are listed below.

Application Instructions
This survey form serves as the application. Please complete and submit this application by 5pm Eastern time no later than October 6, 2024 Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. Incomplete applications will be deleted. You must complete this application to be considered for a speaking opportunity at the NEC.

If you previously submitted speaker information, thank you.  

Speaker Expenses
Please make sure you agree with the compensation offered before you submit this application.

Speakers (non-SGMP members) will receive an honorarium of $1,000 plus two nights lodging at the conference hotel, and conference registration. No additional expenses will be covered.

Non-SGMP member speakers will be required to make their own travel arrangements. SGMP will not pay for travel. 

SGMP will make hotel reservations via rooming list.

If non-SGMP member speakers are requested to make more than one presentation, an additional $200 honorarium per session will be paid.

In accordance with SGMP Policy AC-3, SGMP members presenting programs at the National Education Conference may receive no more than $200 TOTAL (total amount, not per session amount) honorarium to go towards conference registration, airfare, and/or lodging. Conference registration and lodging ARE NOT included.

Supplier or Contract Planner members whose primary services to the government meetings market is education-related (training or speaking) will receive the $1,000 honorarium.


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* 1. Demographics

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* 2. Do you give permission for SGMP to share your email address and website link to conference attendees, on the conference APP, etc.?

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* 3. Are you a current member of SGMP?

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* 4. Please include your bio as you would like it to appear in the conference guide (all bios will be reviewed and edited by staff; no bio will exceed 100 words):