Call for Presentations (Holiday Showcase 2018)
Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation for consideration at Association Forum’s 2018 Holiday Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL, 151 E. Wacker Drive.
Please review the following information before submitting your presentation:
• Association Forum will accept up to three (3) proposals to present per primary author.
• Education sessions will be approximately 50 minutes in length, including time for participant question and answer.
• We are looking for engaging and interactive sessions.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Deadline and Notification
The deadline to submit is Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
All submissions will be evaluated by the Holiday Showcase Program Advisory Group, and all primary authors will be notified of their acceptance status on or before Friday, July 27, 2018.
Speaker Terms and Compensation
Association Forum is a nonprofit organization, and therefore speaker honoraria and/or fees are not available. Chicago is the second largest community of association executives in the U.S. and presenting at an Association Forum event affords speakers access to an audience of association executives and other leaders in the association industry. It also represents an exceptional opportunity for speakers to secure additional engagements with associations whose executives make up our audience.
Selected speakers (up to three per session) will receive complimentary registration to Holiday Showcase if you attend your session only. Otherwise, you will receive 50% off the early-bird rate of $150 if you plan to attend the full day. Please note that full-day registration includes brunch and the exhibit hall.
Registrations are only transferable in the event that a speaker who can no longer participate identifies a replacement speaker who is approved by Association Forum. In the event that a selected speaker works for an exhibiting company at Holiday Showcase, that speaker must utilize a complimentary registration from his/her company’s exhibitor allotment (as outlined in the exhibitor agreement) and will not receive a complimentary speaker registration.
Please accept the policy above.
Primary Speaker - Contact Information
Name of Association/Organization
Small Association (<$2M Revenue)
Mid-Sized Association ($2M - <$10M)
Large Association ($10M> Revenue)
Facebook Profile URL
LinkedIn Profile URL
Please provide a brief (150 words or less) session description
Primary Speaker Short Biography (150 words or less)
Primary Speaker Website URL
Include link to website or video
Primary Speaker - Photo Upload
200-300 dpi (high resolution photo)
Will anyone be presenting with you; please indicate Y or N. If you selected yes, and your session is accepted, we will request additional speaker information. (Limit 2 additional speakers.)
Association Forum's Content Strategy Areas
Select the content area that best aligns with your session topic.
1. Newer Generations
2. Changing Technology
3. New Ways of Providing Education
4. Non-dues Revenue
Additional Content Areas
If your session fits more than one content strategy area, please list it below.
Primary Audience: Level
Please select the primary audience level that your session is intended to reach.
CEO/ Executive Director
C-suite/ Vice President
Additional Audience Levels
If your session fits more than one audience level list below.
Please list three learning objectives (required).
Learning Objective #1
Learning Objective #2
Learning Objectives #3
Please describe how this session's content could be applied to resolve a practical problem faced by the audience.
Learning Techniques/Session Format
Please describe how this session will be presented to maximize attendee engagement. Priority will be given to sessions whose format embraces meaningful interactivity.
Consider Other Education
In the event that your session is not selected, please indicate if you would like to be considered for other educational opportunities.
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