- February 15: Call for presentation ideas due
- March 10: Notification of acceptance decision
- April 7: Final speaker and presentation deck and supporting materials due
What materials do I need to have to submit?
- All speaker details including name, title, organization, phone, email, biography and headshot of each.
- A short presentation outline—we will also gladly accept a complete presentation deck in PowerPoint or PDF if one is already built out for consideration.
- Any appropriate supporting materials such as videos, news articles, case studies, etc.
Do the presentation materials have to be finalized?
No—you can continue to update your materials after acceptance decisions are made and until the final Annual Forum materials are due on April 7.
What other general recommendations do you have for my submission?
- Your presentation should have a clear benefit to attendees, such as helping them address similar challenges within their own organization, offering suggestions for best practices and processes, or highlighting new/evolved issues the profession should prepare to face in 2023 and beyond.
- Keep presentation content between 15-30 minutes; we will build in additional time for questions and attendee engagement with the presentation.
- Overcommunicate and provide more information, like speaker notes, to help the Forum Content Committee better understand your presentation and make more informed decisions about the overall forum content.
By submitting, you confirm and agree:
- All presenters/speakers will fully engage in the preparation process, meeting deadlines, and registering and traveling to the event.
- The Annual Forum operates under Chatham House Rules, and presentation decks and other materials will not be made available to registered attendees following the event unless the presenter agrees to do so.
- No media or press is allowed to attend the event.
- The submission complies with your organization’s rules and policies for speaking at an external event.
Session Format Types
- Traditional: 15-30 minute session with 1-2 speaker(s)
- Panel: 45-minute session with 2-3 speakers with moderator facilitating interactive audience discussion
- Facilitated Roundtable Discussion: 45-60 minute session with facilitated discussions on specific topic, engaging attendees in discussions, such as lessons learned from a specific issue/incident or best practice on a topic
- Simulation Exercise: 90-minute session giving attendees a unique opportunity to practice (and observe) issue management roles and response during a simulated issue event
Review and Acceptance Process
The Content Committee, made up of active IMC members, thoughtfully reviews each submissions to help ensure a cohesive and beneficial agenda for attendees. All materials submitted will be reviewed during this process and, if accepted, content suggestions and feedback will be provided.
All materials should be submitted to [email protected] by February 15.
What Makes a Strong Presentation Submission?
- Actionable takeaways and lessons learned for attendees. Ask yourself: What is the tangible impact of your talk on attendees, their teams and organizations?
- Addresses a timely topic, theme or incident/event.
- Engaging and inspiring delivery.
- An issue management subject matter expert as speaker(s) – no product/sales individuals are permitted.