Conference Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Proposal Submission Deadline: Presenters must complete and submit this form by March 18, 2019 (extended from March 11) to be considered for a Skill Building Session speaking opportunity at WCWI’s 29th Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference.
Conference Location: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center,1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Conference Description: WCWI’s Annual Conference regularly attracts over 550 attendees who are looking for ideas and strategies that can be readily applied at their organizations to enhance employee wellbeing. Each year, WCWI strives to bring the best thought leaders and expert content to the event. We strategically design the agenda to be filled with thought-provoking keynotes, leading-edge Skill Building Sessions, and networking with like-minded professionals.
Conference Audience: Over 550 attendees include representatives from employers throughout the state of Wisconsin, the northern Midwest, and nation-wide health and wellness providers. The attendees may be senior leaders, human resources directors, employee benefits managers, wellness managers, wellness team members, brokers, wellness service providers, wellness consultants, and vendors.
WCWI uses the following criteria to review each submission and make selections for Skill Building Session speakers:
WCWI prioritizes speaker proposals that are:
Exemplary case studies of employer strategies that have yielded significant results
Research-based topics integrated with applied learning
Actionable best practice ideas with guidance for implementation
Culture-focused wellbeing strategies for application at attendees’ organizations
Clearly described with well-defined and realistic learning objectives for the allotted time
WCWI prioritizes speakers that demonstrate:
Established ability to engage attendees in their session
Expert knowledge and experience on the topic of submission
Ability to provide examples and actionable takeaways
Willingness to connect and network with attendees during the session and throughout the event
Commitment to partner with WCWI staff during the conference planning process
For WCWI’s 29th Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference, we are seeking Skill Building Sessions that are transformative and vital to the industry’s leading topics and ideas. Suggested themes and topics include*:
Wellbeing Strategies for Industry-specific/Unique Populations:
School Districts / K-12 Educators/ Education Systems
Public Sector (Municipality, County, State)
First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS)
Environment & Policy:
Policy to Support the Whole Employee
Meaning & Purpose
Career & Professional
Strategic Integration Across Organization
Innovative Data Collection & Evaluation Methods
Collaboration in Support of Wellness
Transformation from Programmatic Approach to Organizational Strategy
Total Worker Health
*This list of suggested themes and topics is not all-inclusive. WCWI encourages creative and innovative session proposals on all employee wellbeing-related industry topics.
Speaker Opportunity: WCWI’s Annual Conference is a platform for industry experts and thought leaders to present ideas and content to a statewide audience. Speaking at WCWI’s Annual Conference provides exposure and networking with hundreds of employers throughout Wisconsin and the northern Midwest. 584 professionals, representing 294 organizations, attended WCWI’s Annual Conference last year. Year-over-year we receive feedback with high satisfaction and 96% of 2018 attendees reported they were very satisfied/satisfied overall with the topics and speakers.
Speaker Terms of Agreement:
Presenters must be willing to openly share knowledge, information, and detailed content that will support attendees in implementing strategies in their own organizations.
Presenters will be asked to provide specific session objectives and key takeaways for attendees.
The Skill Building Session will contain approximately 50-60 minutes of content, which includes Q&A. The session should focus on practical information with actionable ideas for attendees, including examples and steps for application at their organizations.
Promotion of presenter’s own business or services is strictly prohibited.
There will be no more than two (2) presenters per Skill Building Session, except in panel discussions and/or networking sessions organized by WCWI.
Presenter agrees to provide a final copy of their presentation(s) to WCWI conference organizers by
August 9, 2019
. The presentation materials will be distributed electronically to all registered attendees in advance of the conference. Once the presentation is submitted, all slides are final.
Presenter(s) must openly disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
Presenter(s) will provide a headshot and bio for publication on website and use in conference materials.
Presenter(s) agrees to work with WCWI staff to finalize session title, description and learning objectives.
Presenter(s) must complete and submit this form by
March 18, 2019
(extended from March 11)
to be considered for a Skill Building Session speaking opportunity at WCWI’s 29th Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference.
Speakers will be selected and notified in
. If your proposal is accepted, we offer you complimentary admission to the conference and the platform to present to employers throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, advancing your career and credibility. No stipend, honorarium or travel expenses are provided.
Speaker(s) may be asked to provide a video of a past speaking engagement.
If you are not selected for a Skill Building Session at WCWI’s 29th Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference, WCWI will hold your submission for consideration of other speaking opportunities for our future Learning Agenda. We appreciate your interest, time, and effort in submitting a proposal!