Thank you for your interest in submitting a speaker proposal for the 2019 GPC professional development event programming and/or the GPC Annual Conference.

We are looking for experienced governance professionals, academics, subject matter experts and business leaders whose expertise would contribute to the breadth of content that our events and programs offer.

Before you begin your submission, please take note of the following: 

Professional development sessions or webinars are intended to be held in various locations across Canada throughout the year in 2019.

The 2018 Annual GPC Corporate Governance Conference (plenaries, workshops, breakout sessions and keynote addresses) will be held in Quebec City, QC, from August 18 - 21, 2019.
If you are selected as a speaker, GPC will provide you with complimentary attendance (including any onsite meals and materials included in the event) for the full event in which you will be presenting. Please note that ALL travel and accommodation costs for attending the event are at the sole responsibility of the speaker(s)/presenter(s).

GPC expects all event speakers to provide a PowerPoint presentation, supporting material and/or documentation to enhance the value of the participation for the event/session attendees. It is our experience that when presentation materials are not made available, the event and speaker ratings are much lower.

All speakers must be prepared to present their information and content in an educational manner, with no reference to commercial endeavors, products, services or self-promotion.

Speakers must either have full ownership of the intellectual property presented in their materials, or their content is available for use and delivery to participants without third party permission because it is in the public domain, or the owner of the materials consents to its use.

Please note that only proposals selected for session development will be contacted.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Any questions, regarding this survey or the selection process, should be directed to: Lynn Beauregard,