2024 Cause Conference - Call for Presentations
Thank you for showing an interest in presenting at the 26th Annual Cause Conference in sunny San Diego!

We are seeking proposals focused on helping businesses, nonprofits, educators and government leaders operate more effectively and work together as cause partners and allies to solve our region and our world's toughest social, economic and environmental issues.  More details outlining key areas of interest are listed below.

Cause Conference 2024 attendees will include small to large private businesses, publicly-traded corporations,  B-Corps businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations to include foundations and charities, higher education professionals, and college students.

Breakout sessions will be 1-1.5 hours in length.

All selected presenters will be required to provide a digital toolkit, guidebook and/or a how-to checklist to help attendees take immediate steps to put what they learn into action after leaving the conference.

Presentations can be in a workshop format, panel discussion, debate, forum discussion, presentation with Q&A or something else that educates, inspires and activates our attendees. 

You may submit more than one presentation for consideration.

Please fill out all areas of this form and submit by June 12, 2024.  We will review proposals as they are received and will respond via email to inform you if your proposal has been selected by June 30.  We may also reach out to discuss merging one or more proposals based on common topic areas to enhance the value of the session.

Selected presenters will receive:
- 50% off the purchase of up to 4 Cause Conference full-day tickets
- By Name mention and a link to your bio on the Conference event app and the event website
- Mention of your organization name and a link to your website
- By Name mention in the Cause Conference agenda shared during pre-event promotions
- By Name mention social media pre-event posts on LinkedIn to promote your session

Presenting organizations can further their brand reach, credibility and business development opportunities between June and December 2024 by becoming a sponsor.  We have a range of sponsorship opportunities and can tailor a package to meet your business objectives. Our promotions for the conference span from June-October and continue with post-event coverage into December.

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal or if you would like to discuss sponsorship options, please contact Staci Reidinger at staci@causesandiego.org.  

Thank you!
Cause San Diego Team 

Key Areas of Interest for Proposals (Proposals aligned to one or more area listed below will be more likely to be selected)

-  Educating, inspiring and activating more for-profit businesses to develop, measure, report and highlight their social impact activities and programs alongside their cause partners

-  Educating nonprofit organizations about how to develop and steward corporate partnerships

- Sharing best practices, lessons learned and rich stories about why and how organizations, across sectors, are doing well and doing good for people, planet an profit; looking for cross-sector partnership examples

- Helping organizations assess their current business model, develop cause priorities, find ways to integrate social impact activities and develop an action plan that can be used post conference

- Educating attendees about how to incorporate the latest technology to enhance their corporate community engagement programs, employee giving/volunteering, nonprofit development and brand reach

- Educating attendees about new models of business ownership like employee-owned businesses, Co-ops, Public Benefit Corporations, etc.

- Share details about the latest trends in remote work's influence on company culture, employee engagement and volunteerism, productivity and community outreach; help attendees learn new ways to enhance company purpose and culture as hybrid or remote workers and leaders

- Share the latest marketing, PR, media relations, HR, social impact and/or community engagement practices and how attendees can put it into action within their organization
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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Title *
Organization Name *
Organization Website *
Where is your organization's headquarters located? Which country and city if you live outside of the U.S? If in the U.S., which city and state? *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Short Bio *
Presentation Type *
Audience Type (Select all that apply) *
Session Topic Areas (Select up to two that match your presentation proposal) *
Presentation Title *
Presentation Short Description (2-3 Sentences) *
Presentation Full Description (Include list of individuals & organizations included in the session; relate presentation to selected session topics and why this session is important for our attendees) *
Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways (3 or more) *
Describe the toolkit, checklist or other handout you will provide electronically to attendees in your session. *
Does your organization have an interest in sponsoring this event? (If so, please contact staci@causesandiego.org)  *
Does your organization have an interest in having an exhibitor booth at this event? (If so, please contact staci@causesandiego.org) *
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