Successful proposals will help the submission review panel envision the presentation and understand the value it will impart to attendees. For proper consideration, each submission should adhere to the following requirements.
- Give your presentation a descriptive and engaging title. Think about your target audience and the issues top of mind for them. What statement or question will grab their attention?
- Make sure your abstract description contains enough detail so the selection panel has a clear grasp of what you’re going to talk about and what attendees will take away from it.
- Give three key learning objectives for attendees, clearly articulated, with measurable outcomes where applicable.
- List any evidence-based references or supporting documents used for developing the presentation.
- Explain presenter composition. Sessions that include professionals directly involved in managing employer safety or workers’ compensation programs will be given preference by the selection panel. Attendees tell us they benefit most from the firsthand experience of their peers facing similar challenges. While we value vendor and provider perspectives, ideal presentations should also include an employer-client engaged with the topic firsthand. As a general guideline, proposals should include no more than two speakers unless it is a panel discussion, which should be limited to a single moderator with two or three panelists.
- Please secure agreement to participate from all presenters before including them in your submission. Panelist qualifications and connection to the subject matter are a key part of the selection criteria focus. While we understand that speaker changes can occur due to schedule availability, it is our expectation that proposed speakers will be ready and available to participate if the proposal is accepted.
- Please note that speakers added after proposal acceptance will not be covered for accommodation expenses. All speaker changes after acceptance must be approved by the conference chair.
- Include names, titles, companies, credentials, brief bios, headshot photos and contact information for each presenter.
- No selling or self-promotion of any kind. Don’t use your presentation as a platform to market your company or product. Proposals that promote or endorse particular products or companies will not be considered.
- Make sure all corporate approvals are secured prior to making your speaking submission. Your photo, name, title and company brand will be promoted in our pre-event, onsite and post-event marketing activities.