Important: Potential Speakers

Due to content we currently have for the conference CFMA’s Conference Program Committee is only accepting submissions based on the specific topics outlined in this online survey.
 
Conference Audience
Total attendance is approximately 1,000 and the average session is approximately 135. There are contractors, and there are accountants, but construction financial professionals are a breed apart. For them, day-to-day accounting is only part of the job. From job cost control and the contract lifecycle, to risk management and surety relationships, they turn to CFMA as their source and resource for construction financial excellence.

CFMA's General Membership
represents all types of contractors, including GCs and subcontractors, as well as developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers.   

CFMA's Associate Membership
is open to all those serving the construction industry, such as lawyers, public accountants, bankers, sureties, insurance agents and carriers, technology providers, and other service professionals.  

As you prepare your proposal(s), please take the following into consideration:
  • CFMA Conference attendees favor sessions that include best-practice solutions, case studies, and encourages audience interaction.
  • The committee is specifically seeking presenters with speaking experience at either CFMA Annual/Regional Conference or other construction industry conferences.
  • No more than four submissions per company will be accepted. Keep in mind the purpose of the conference is to educate participants and sales pitches do not qualify for CPE credits.
Ensure your submission includes ALL the information requested (especially learning objectives, session flow, and speaker experience/references), as the more information you provide, the better the Conference Program Committee can rate your proposal.

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* 1. If you are submitting this session proposal on behalf of someone else,
please provide your contact information. You will be copied on all e-mails.

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* 2. Enter the Presenter

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* 3. Biography -  (150 Words/900 Characters or less)

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* 4. Presenting Experience

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* 5. References:
(One CFMA member or industry contact who has attended your session
in the last three years is required and you can submit up to three.)

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* 6. Reference #2

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* 7. Reference #3

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* 8. Co-Presenter

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* 9. Co-Presenter

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* 10. Topic: Due to content we currently have for the conference CFMA’s Conference Program Committee is only accepting submissions based on the specific topics outlined below.

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* 11. Presentation Title (Please limit your session title to a maximum of 55 characters or 12 words.)

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* 12. Session Knowledge Level

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* 13. Format

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* 14. Brief Presentation Description - (Between 250 and 600 Characters)

Sample Learning Objectives:
What is Lean Construction? Why Should We Care?
Many construction companies that have survived the past five years of this down market are likely already feeling lean - nothing but skin and bones! This session will enable you to:
  • Describe how the use of lean contracting techniques enhances revenue
  • Identify the importance of reducing expenses while adding value
  • Define the financial professional's role in continuous operations improvement
  • Identify how these techniques can be applied in your own organization to achieve improved results

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* 15. Learning Objectives - Please specify at least 3 and up to 5 learning objectives that are different from the benefits specified in the session description.

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* 16. Session Flow - This session flow begins to outline the key elements of your session. 

Sample Session Flow
The session will begin with a 10 minute outline of the benefits of using technology in the field to capture critical project data.  We will then break into groups of 8-10 for attendees to share their best practices.  We will then share about 2-3 examples with the entire group.  We will then review the top five area to focus on around the highest value data to collect and how to collect it.  We will conclude with a poll asking the attendees on what they feel the future or project data collection in the field will look like as we will capture that input and share it with the entire group.

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