Our 2020 Call For Speakers Opens Monday! Here’s How To Get Behind The Mic

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Next week marks the Summit Solstice, that special, equidistant Hump Day between conferences. Suddenly, the Summit To Come will be closer than the Summit That Was, so it’s time to start planning in earnest for more scenes like the one above: applause, tears, and TV’s Phil Anaya (whom we see everywhere now, squiring his kids around San Antonio).

We always look forward to kicking off Summit Season with our Call For Speakers and Ideas, and this year we’re launching it on Monday, August 12! If you’re preparing to submit your idea, you should should know two very important things:

  • You have a full month to research and craft your pitch(es), until the deadline on Sunday, September 15; and
  • If you haven’t spoken with us before (and each year, at least 65% of our Speakers are new to the Summit stage), we’ve compiled a whole bunch of Summit Submission Tips to help jumpstart your prep!

Now that we’re headed toward Year 9, we have a wealth of experience to share about the topics we’ve discussed Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 (Friday and Saturday), Year 7 (Friday and Saturday) and Year 8 (Friday and Saturday). Read all about it! Join our Facebook community and ask others who’ve taken part. Suggest programming formats and potential co-panelists.

And above all else: Do not put off submitting because your idea feels like it isn’t perfect. No idea is, and that’s the point. This is a call for Ideas, and all ideas are *actively* encouraged. Every year comes together differently, and we’re always looking for a new voice to plant behind the podium. Let’s make it yours!


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