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Registeration Begins September 1, 2019 and Ends November 30, 2019.
If you are having trouble filling out this form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Prospective Workshop Presenter,
Thank you for reaching out to participate in the 2020 VeteransBizUp Conference! I am pleased and excited for the opportunity to work with you to support our veteran community. The VeteransBizUp breakout sessions are designed to help veterans and their families learn more about your organization, how you can help them deal with life challenges, how to build a career road map after transitioning from military to civilian life, or 8how to start their own businesses.
We are currently looking for dedicated and committed participants e.g. Professional Speakers, Life Coaches, Recruiters, Educational Institutions, and Small Business professionals of all types who want to share their information with the Veterans community. This will be an amazing opportunity for you to provide detailed information and resources to our attendees. Our mission is to ensure that each attendee feels that they have been helped in some way to reach their personal and professional goals and leave the conference with information they can readily use.
All applicants will be considered. However, preference will be given to Veteran-Owned Businesses, Certified and Specialized organizations.
There is one (1) open position for a Keynote Speaker, and Nine (9) spots for Workshop Presenters to present at a 50-Minute breakout session.
Presenters must qualify as either 1) a Veteran-Owned Business or 2) Certified organization or a Specialist that service veterans in one of the areas: Career, Entrepreneurship, and Health & Wellness. Preference will be given to Veteran-Owned Businesses.
All Speakers must have credentials to be certified or specialized in their area of the profession as well as possess a related Bachelor or Master's degree. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is necessary to ensure the information shared to our attendees meet our company and event requirements.
Workshop presenters will receive $300.00 for their participation in the event. This includes participating as a panelist if required. Regardless of how many Presenters, only one company is eligible to be compensated per workshop.
The chosen Keynote Speaker will receive $500.00 and will be responsible for giving the keynote address during the General Session and serving as a motivator throughout the event. Applicants for this category MUST meet the Speaker requirements listed above and show current and previous experience as a Keynote speaking to veteran audiences.
Benefits for participating include a 1) generous promotion via our website, social media channels Ads, Digital Ads, Videos, newsletters, and press releases; 2) inclusion in the event program, and 3) passes to the VIP Reception Dinner.
Discounts or stipends given for hotel expenses depend on the number of presenters having to stay at the hotel and will be determined by the Hotel.
Please complete the following application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. This information will be used to 1) determine your qualifications, 2) determine your availability and commitment, and 3) help us categorize your presentation. Please note that not all submissions will be selected; therefore, please be very detailed in your response on how your speech or workshop will benefit the attendees. if you are not selected, we will hold your application in confidence and will consider you for another upcoming speaking opportunity. All application will receive notification of their status.
If selected, you will be contacted via phone and email and may be asked to sign a required general participant agreement. If we do not get a response after the second attempt, your application will be forfeited and another speaker will be chosen. If you have any specific questions about this application, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call us at 301-276-2446.
We thank you in advance for your application. We look forward to working with you.