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#ACCE19 Call for Speakers

Interested in inspiring chamber pros? Have a success story, great idea, or proven strategy you’d like to share? Pitch your proposal and if selected, you’ll be invited to speak at the ACCE Annual Convention, July 14-17, 2019, in Long Beach, California. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Interactive, energetic and future-focused presentations
  • Innovative ideas or unique best practices focused on chamber leadership, membership & revenue trends, events & programs, government relations, economic development, community impact, talent pipeline and more
  • Clear takeaways for participants
  • Proposals that explore themes described in the Horizon Initiative report

Consider this:

  • Proposals must be received no later than Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Annual Convention is Sunday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 17 in Long Beach
  • Selected speakers will be contacted by Friday, February 15; ACCE must receive confirmation no later than Friday, February 22
  • All speakers must submit a headshot and brief bio no later than Friday, May 17
  • Speakers should submit presentation materials to ACCE no later than Monday, July 1
  • We’re cutting edge: our convention app – which allows guests and presenters to easily connect – has high adoption and usage rates among attendees; our convention site and marketing material lists all important details about speakers and sessions
  • Speakers will be encouraged to actively engage on social media by sharing posts, using the #ACCE19 hashtag, and connecting with convention attendees
  • Workshops are recorded and posted on the ACCE website, after Annual Convention
  • Proposals that resemble sales pitches will not be accepted

The audience:

  • Nearly 1,000 attendees from organizations of all shapes and sizes gather for the Annual Convention
  • Audience size ranges from 20 to 200 guests for each session
  • Guests come from all over the world, but most live and work in the U.S. and Canada
  • Attendees include professionals representing chambers of commerce of all sizes
  • Attendees include executives and other C-Suite professionals, directors, and managers
  • Job functions include membership, communications, marketing, workforce and education, community and economic development, events, communications and marketing, in addition to other functions
  • Annual Convention activities include special events, dinners, social outings, tours and a ton of high-quality educational content

Your proposal:

Presenter first name:
Presenter last name:
Presenter email address:
Presenter's chamber, org. or company:
Presenter represents/is a:
 Chamber of commerce  Economic development organization or partnership
 Nonprofit or association  Business
 Consultant  Subject matter expert
 
 
Using no more than 10 words, please provide a draft title for the proposed learning experience.
 
Describe the proposed learning experience, detail objectives and explain how attendees will benefit from attending the session.
 
Briefly explain how your proposed learning experience explores the influences outlined in the Horizon Initiative.
 
Which of the following topic tags accurately categorize the proposed learning experience? Select no more than 3 options, please.
 Leadership  Marketing
 Technology  Communication
 Membership development  Non-dues revenue
 Events and programs  Economic and community development
 Government relations  Talent
 Inclusion  Operations
 Governance  Small staff (1 to 3 FTE)
 
 
Please select a format for the proposed learning experience.
 Workshop: Interactive presentation and discussion (90 min.)
 Think Tank: Facilitated discussion; active participation by attendees (90 min.)
 Special Session: Presentation for larger audiences (60 min.)
 Master Class: In-depth instruction (half day)
 
Tell us more about the presenter (background, qualifications, etc.) and provide any additional information about the proposed learning experience. If you'd like to propose more than one presenter, please provide names and contact information here.
 
Do you agree to let us record and post your presentation on our website?
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