Instructions on How to Submit a Speaking Proposal

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to present at The eLearning Guild’s 2016 Data & Analytics Summit. Please read the information below before you complete the submission form. If you are not contacted by Monday, May 2, 2016, your session will be placed on the stand-by list and be considered as a substitute session.

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FAQ about Speaking at the Data & Analytics Summit


What are the event dates?

The Summit will be held Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, 2016.
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When are speaking proposals due?

Proposals are due by Friday, April 1, 2016.
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What is the Data & Analytics Summit all about?

The Data & Analytics Summit is a two-day online event exploring how data and analytics are transforming how organizations operate, and how technological advancements in this space are transforming learning and development. There are a lot of questions in our industry regarding data and analytics; the sessions being hosted at the Data and Analytics Summit will explore the critical questions that need answers.
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What types and durations of sessions are offered at this event?

Sessions will be held on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22. Session run times are one hour each with a 30-minute break in between each session.

Selected speakers will be assigned a slot by the Guild staff. If you have any scheduling conflicts, please note that on your submission form.
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Who is eligible to present at the Data & Analytics Summit?

  • As a community-based organization, we welcome any and all proposals.
  • Vendors of eLearning products and services will be considered; however, NO marketing or self-promotion is allowed. Sessions must be educational and informational in content.

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What is required of me as a speaker from a technical standpoint?

Speakers must be able to present virtually via a reliable broadband internet connection (hardline preferred). In addition, speakers will be required to participate in a brief walkthrough and technology test with Guild staff in advance of the event.
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If selected as a speaker, what information and materials will I be required to submit?

  • A speaker agreement that states you agree to present at this event under the specified conditions.
  • A session description for publication on the web and in the mobile app and print materials. (The Guild staff will edit the information you provide to the Guild’s style and length requirements. You will be required to review for accuracy.)
  • A photo for use on the event website and other event materials. Photos must be formatted to be a minimum of 300 dpi, 5”x7” and in TIFF, JPG, or PNG formats.
  • Session materials that will be posted for event participants before, during, and after the event. (Concurrent sessions only; workshop materials will not be posted on the resource site.)

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How do I submit a proposal?

  • Use the online CFP form and complete all areas of the form. Completing a submission takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • You may submit more than one proposal. You must submit a separate form for each session proposed.
  • If you need to exit the form without submitting, be sure to use the “save and continue later” function found at the top of the proposal form.

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Who should I contact if I need help?

If you have any questions about this form, these instructions, or the event, or if you are unsure about whether or not your topic is appropriate for this event, please contact our Executive Director, David Kelly.
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