EntreFEST 2020 Speaker Nominations
EntreFEST is one of the Midwest's leading entrepreneurship and innovation conferences.

The 2020 event will be held June 4-5, 2020, in venues around the core districts of Cedar Rapids. We anticipate 500+ attendees including startup founders, corporate innovators, students, innovation ecosystem builders, and an entirely new track of attendees. In 2019, EntreFEST launched its' first Tech Track, focused on tools and systems for developers which we are bringing back for 2020.

EntreFEST organizers are seeking experts in a variety of fields and disciplines to deliver dynamic keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and workshops that address the needs of our primary audiences and key industries:

1. Small business owners
2. High-growth startup founders and their teams
3. Executives and employees leading innovation inside existing organizations
4. Economic and community development professionals and grassroots startup community organizers focused on building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in their area
5. Software developers, designers, and IT professionals who provide solutions through conversations about emerging technologies, tools and best practices of iteration and effectiveness.

We are seeking nominations of speakers to address topics of innovation in industries including agriculture, design (all types), nonprofits, health, education, advanced manufacturing, aging, financial technology (FinTech), logistics, and distribution.

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot provide individual feedback on submissions after the initial Monday, October 21, 2019 deadline.

Chosen speakers will be notified by the January 17, 2020. All selected speakers will receive a complimentary full-conference pass and consultations with a speaking coach in preparation for their EntreFEST session. EntreFEST does not typically compensate speakers selected through this public nomination process.

If you'd like to see past speakers and session topics, please visit the EntreFEST website.

Learn more about EntreFEST at EntreFEST.com
Email address *
Who is the primary speaker/presenter? *
Organization or Business Affiliation *
Speaking Topic or Session Title *
Description *
Please write a short summary that explains what your session will cover. If selected, this description will be used in the EntreFEST program and on the conference website.
Session Format *
What session format do you think best fits this topic? (Select the one that best applies.)
This topic is most relevant to: *
What industry is this topic most relevant to? *
What are 3 intended educational outcomes of this presentation? *
What are the key points/take-aways or outcomes that attendees will get from attending this session, please be as specific as possible. (e.g. Attendees will be introduced to The Business Model Canvas and gain a clear understanding of Product-Market Fit)
Speaker's Bio *
Please limit to 250 words or less.
Previous Speaking Engagements & Experience *
Please include a list of past conferences, events and/or speaking opportunities you've completed.
Email Address of Speaker *
Phone Number of Speaker *
Speaker Website *
LinkedIn Profile *
Twitter Handle *
Where does the speaker/presenter live? *
Is a speaking fee required? *
Note: EntreFEST does not typically compensate speakers selected through this public nomination process.
If so, please elaborate *
Note: EntreFEST does not typically compensate speakers selected through this public nomination process.
Share the URL of a short video telling us why you think you would be a great speaker for EntreFEST 2020
Please create and share a short video (up to two minutes in length) and tell us why you would be a great speaker for EntreFEST. Videos will not be judged on the quality of production, but should be used to help demonstrate your personality, message, speaking ability, and other qualities that would make you a great speaker for EntreFEST.
Additional Comments *
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
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