Request for Presenters June 22, 2019
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Request for Proposals to Present at FCIA Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2019
Saturday June 22, 2019 New York City, NY

Deadline for Submission: April 8, 2019
The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is pleased to announce the following theme for our Elevate Chocolate - Summer 2019 event in New York City on June 22, 2019:

"Foundation for the Future in Fine Chocolate"

Our planning team will be organizing six different workshops related to this conference theme. Over the coming days, we will be seeking dynamic presenters from within and outside the industry, who can speak on the following topics:

1. Value Chain Partnerships and Sourcing Quality Ingredients
2. Product Development and Innovations
3. Tastes and Quality Standards

If you have an idea you feel would be of interest to our event attendees and would like to be considered as a presenter, please complete this Presenter Submission Form and submit no later than April 8, 2019. An FCIA Committee will review submissions and accept appropriate proposals by April 25, 2019.

Please consider topics that fit our theme and topics mentioned above. We welcome ideas that address all segments of our industry and the wide range of members who are part of FCIA, from growers and producers to chocolate makers and manufacturers, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, 
industry suppliers (beans, ingredients, supplies, equipment, packaging), 
bloggers, educators, writers and others who support the industry.

If you have any questions, please contact FCIA Executive Director: Bill Guyton,

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Multiple Presenters?
Please list all presenter names, titles, companies, phone numbers and email addresses.
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Title of Talk or Presentation (short title) *
We reserve the right to edit and amend talk titles, but will work with you in doing so.
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Have you presented this topic in the past? *
Please list dates and events where you have presented this topic.
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Full description of your talk or presentation *
What are you planning to talk about? What and how do you hope to communicate to the audience? What will the audience experience during your talk or seminar? How do you see the audience benefiting from your presentation?
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Main audience: what segment of the industry will your presentation be aimed at? *
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Samples: Will you hand out samples in your talk?
Describe samples used in your presentation
If there will be a tasting component, we would like get a sense of the sample types, preparation required, and tasting opportunities in the presentation.
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Presenter Bio(s) *
Please provide a brief description and the background (3 sentences max) of each person presenting the talk. Include any relevant professional work and qualifications for the presentation listed. Thank you.
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Talk or Demo Requirements *
Please check any of the following if they are part of your presentation
Additional Audiovisual Equipment Details
If you need a laptop, please confirm you can bring your own to avoid high cost of AV rental at the hotel. As a backup, please also bring your presentation on a flash-drive. Please do not have presentations in "the cloud" as we cannot guarantee internet access. What type of computer do you have (Mac or PC)? If you have a projector, are you willing to bring it? Are there any other special considerations/needs?
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Additional Details or Questions
Please list additional information about your presentation or any questions you have. Thank you.
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