Speaker Proposal for 2017 ATD ASCEND

The ATD Florida Suncoast is holding its ATD ASCEND Conference in September 2017.

We are currently calling for presentations that fall within one of the following areas of expertise (AOE):

* Training Delivery

* Learning Technologies

* Talent Development

    When writing your session title and description, please be clear and concise, including how your presentation supports the AOE. Sessions will be 45-60 minutes in length, including Q&A. Each session must reflect facilitation skills that model the profession at the highest level, challenge the status quo, and tie to one of the aforementioned areas of expertise. Providing opportunities for participant interaction and engagement is required. Proposals that appear to be strictly presentations, lectures or sales pitches will not be selected. Your proposal should clearly describe how you plan to create a high level of participant interaction. As a rule of thumb, consider that facilitator-to-learner interaction (i.e. presentation/slides) should not exceed 50% of session time, while 50% or more session time should be allotted for learner-to-learner or learner-to-facilitator interaction. We strongly encourage you to submit a short video clip of a previous offering of your session in action and/or overview describing why participants should attend your session. Submissions including a sharable video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc…) will be given first consideration. VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOLLOWS...PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ. Please note that this form must be completed in one sitting. There is no "Save" feature that allows you to return to complete it at a later time. You may find it helpful to draft your proposal first by reviewing the preview mentioned in the Call for Presentations email and then returning to this form to complete in one sitting. Call for Presentations will close on March 31, 2017. Programs will be selected no later than May 1, 2017. We look forward to hearing from you. Your ATD Florida Suncoast Conference Team Click "Continue" to complete the speaker request form.