Prepare Your Proposal

Speaker Information

  • Contact Information (Please provide a second contact, if applicable)
  • Biography Maximum 150 words (Do not include a resume)
  • Photo (square 1:1 ratio, JPEG format, 150 dpi, minimum of 300 x 300 pixels is preferred)

Terms & Conditions

Speakers must submit a PowerPoint or PDF by November 1, 2021.

You will be asked to agree to our "Copyright and Reproduction Terms."
For a full list of the terms and conditions applicable to speakers, please click here.

Session Details

  • Session Title
  • Brief Description (Under 30 words)
  • Full Description/Abstract
    (150-word description and 4-5 bullet points)
  • Select the Presentation Type that best suits your talk
  • Level of Audience (what experience level would most benefit from attending your presentation?)
    • Introductory
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Business
    • Case Study
  • Identify the Track (topic) that best aligns with your session
  • Additional presentation information (Books, publications, etc.)
  • Audio-Visual Requirements (Wireless microphone, data projector, and screen are provided as standard equipment)
  • Do you have the necessary financial and travel approvals from your company in order to attend and speak at the conference?
  • Have you given this presentation before? If yes, please explain when and where.

Presentation Format Options

  • Conference Sessions (45 minutes)
  • Panel Discussions (45 minutes)
  • Product/Service Presentations (30 minutes)
  • Tutorials – Half-Day (3 hours)
  • Tutorials – Full-Day (6 hours)
  • Seminars (2 days/12 hours)

Half- and Full-Day Sessions (3 and 6 hours)

In-depth educational presentations providing detailed technical information, skills, or methodologies. Tutorial and Seminar speakers receive an honorarium for their participation in the amount of $500 for their half-day session, plus an additional $250 bonus to speakers who provide their final presentation slides by the November 1, 2021 deadline.

COVID-19 Speaker Updates

To learn more about how COVID-19 restrictions and responsibilities may impact your involvement at the conference, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All content and format suggestions are reviewed by the Program Advisory Committee. Final presentations must be approved to participate. For questions about speaking, please contact Tony Shaw, Conference Chair at

Multiple speakers and multiple presentation options may be proposed. One speaker per accepted conference session (or two speakers for Keynotes, Seminar, and Tutorial sessions) will receive complimentary attendance to all conference and tutorial sessions from Monday morning through Thursday afternoon (Contact to add the two-day seminars for an additional cost). Additional speakers originally nominated in the speaking proposal must register and pay for their Monday morning through Thursday afternoon conference attendance at a significantly discounted rate of 80% off.

Proceed to Submit the Proposal

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