We are looking for QTBIPOC speakers who can use their professional and lived experiences to engage local businesses and organizations with topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Do you have expertise and insights that our local business community needs to hear? Want to make connections and build credibility? Speaking at the Chamber is a great way to do just that. If your topics will challenge our business community to their learning edge and empower leadership to commit to creating radically inclusive workplace environments and practices, the Chamber wants to host your talk at its DEI Training Series. We are currently accepting applications for our 2022–23 fiscal year.
Find more information at fmwfchamber.com/call-for-presenters.
Proposal review and notification process
The Chamber will review submissions received for topic relevance. All interested presenters must complete an application, regardless of whether you have been a previous Chamber speaker. Submissions will be forwarded to The Chamber's DEI Specialist for review, evaluation and reference checks. A Chamber staff member may contact you if additional information is needed.
The Chamber will complete an in-depth review of submissions and make selections based on topic relevance, clear learning objectives, and other elements detailed in the selection criteria. If you are a previous speaker, prior program evaluations will also be considered.
The Chamber will notify all applicants of their status by early August.
- Presenters will be evaluated on topic relevance and strength of the submission.
- References will be checked to ensure selection of first-rate presenters. Final selection will be based on:
- Session objectives are clearly articulated and achievable in the time allotted.
- Session is fully described and is designed for the adult learner.
- Expertise is related to the session content.
- Presenters will refrain from promoting products and services during the presentation.
- Presentations are typically 60 minutes in length followed by Q&A.
- We're always open to new and innovative ideas for presentations. If you want to do something unique or longer in your training, let us know.
- Presenters will not arrange a substitute speaker without permission from The Chamber.
- The Chamber strives to provide business education on a variety of topics at an economical price. As such, speakers will not receive monetary compensation for their services.
Application items needed
You will be able to save your application and submit it later. To help you prepare in advance, these are the items we'll need:
- Presenter’s name, title and company
- Social media accounts preferred in promotion
- Event title, description and takeaways
- Presenter’s bio and photo
Instructions for submission
Completed forms and all supporting materials must be submitted to The Chamber no later than June 10 to be considered for the 2022–23 calendar of events.