Live Judging: February 23 – 24, 2020
Conference: February 23 – 27, 2020
Trade Show: February 25 – 27, 2020
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Thank you for interest in speaking and presenting at WPPI 2020. Once you’ve been notified that your proposal has been accepted, we will be available to assist you with your efforts. We have developed forms and tips to help us both succeed in providing the best possible industry education. As a speaker/presenter at the conference, you are making a difference! The sessions will provide all attendees with various levels of experience (basic to advanced) with new and creative ideas and tools to implement in their own businesses.
The 2020 call for Seminar Proposals has passed.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is an honor and a privilege to be asked to teach at WPPI. By sharing your expertise, you make a valuable contribution to the profession’s field of knowledge and to the individual learning of our participants.
Please view this opportunity as a commitment like any other and ensure that you are able to deliver the session by securing the support of your sponsor(s) if applicable and managing your schedule and clients to keep this time open. We understand that things do happen and appreciate your advance notice in the event of extreme circumstances that prevent your attendance.
Conferences are for education and not for promotion. Attendees have paid to learn from your experience and perspective and don’t need to hear about your personal products that are for sale or those of your sponsor. And do not teach a class using a specific software, plug-in, action, etc. unless you are going to provide those tools to your students.
There may be various knowledge levels among your students, so if you’re using acronyms or industry terminology please remember to explain them to your class.
Submit all required show paperwork and on-site requirements before you arrive in Las Vegas. On-site requests for models, props, etc. cannot be accommodated so please let us know as soon as possible what you will need to create the best educational experience for your students.
We depend on you to begin your class on time. Don’t forget to allow for a question and answer segment either at the end or during the presentation, depending on your style. You should feel comfortable ending the class and if you like, let the students know that you’re available after the class for additional questions.
You don’t have to just stand in front of your class and lecture. Allow your students to be participants and keep your content engaging – have fun!
As a speaker, you are welcome to mention your products or sponsor products, but you cannot “hard sell” or push a product throughout the entire session. We’ve had many complaints over the last few years about instructors who have turned their classes into infomercials. This is so important we are covering it twice!