Submission Deadline: March 10, 2021
Being a speaker at the Great Game of Business Conference™ is a great opportunity to share your lessons learned, inspire other business people with your journey, advance the mission of transforming 10 million lives with the Great Game of Business, and identify yourself as a leader in the open-book community. To thank you for your time and contribution to the community, speakers also receive a free conference registration.
With the 2021 conference being hybrid, this year we will offer breakout sessions in-person in Dallas, as well as separate online sessions for our virtual audience. In your speaker proposal, you will be asked your preference regarding the delivery method, as some sessions may be one or the other, or both. We appreciate your flexibility in helping us design the agenda to best serve all our audiences. Regardless of delivery mode, we will provide technical guidance for all speakers to ensure high production value and maximum speaker comfort.
Anyone wishing to speak at the Great Game of Business Conference must submit a speaker proposal, which will be evaluated by the Practitioner Council. The Council will rate speaker session proposals based on the goals and objectives of the conference, as well as speaker qualifications.
Here are some questions to get you thinking…
Are you still interested, but just not sure if your idea will hit? Are you open to presenting but think co-presenting with a coach or another practitioner might make more sense? Feel free to send a note to talk through some ideas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline - March 10, 2021Thank you for your interest in being a speaker at the Great Game of Business Conference™, the world's largest conference on open-book management. Please read through this entire page before clicking the Start Your Submission button. In addition to explaining the submission process, this page details the requirements, benefits, and expectations related to being a conference speaker.
| Submission Process |
The submission form will collect information about the speakers and the presentation being proposed.
NOTE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION FORM WILL TIME OUT AND MAY NOT SAVE IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT IT WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF INITIATING THE FORM. For that reason, we recommend you refer to the list of submission requirements (at the bottom of this page) and compose the longer items in a separate document, then copy and paste them into the online form. *AFTER SUBMISSION, YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR PROPOSAL ANY TIME UNTIL MARCH 10 TO MAKE EDITS. YOUR PROPOSAL WILL NOT BE EVALUATED UNTIL THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE.*
If chosen as a speaker, your registration fee for the conference will be waived (value: $550-$1,450). This complimentary registration does NOT include:
**If you use a panel in your session, or if you are part of a panel, please note that panelists do NOT receive a free conference registration, but instead will receive a small Visa gift card.**
If chosen to be a Breakout or Workshop speaker, you will be required to:
Submit one (1) educational blog post tied to the session topic, to help market the session (deadline: May 13, 2021). Blog post parameters to be provided.
Submit a PowerPoint presentation that adheres to Conference branding guidelines - template will be provided and must be utilized (deadline: August 5, 2021).
Provide any necessary session handouts (The Great Game of Business will not print handouts for attendees).
Grant The Great Game of Business, Inc. the right to audiotape, photograph, and/or videotape your presentation, and reproduce and sell the materials as it sees fit.
Speaker Proposals will be reviewed by the Practitioner Council, who will evaluate the proposals based on topic applicability (interest to the general Gathering population), speaker experience/quality/authenticity, session interactivity, and session takeaways. The Speaker Proposal form asks for the following information, which must be provided to complete and submit the proposal:
primary speaker name and contact info, short bio, headshot, and social media handles
other speaker(s) name(s) and contact info, short bio(s)
proposed session title
target audience: helps audience select appropriate sessions (good fit is the best predictor of high evaluation scores):
two learning objectives: boil down what attendees will get from your session into two objectives