Request for Proposals for 2017 MINN IDEA Summit Speaker Sessions
The Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) welcomes your proposals for the fifth annual International Development Exchange Action (IDEA) Summit on Saturday, October 14th at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

This conference is designed to bring together leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions with a professional or personal interest in international work and a passion for assisting others. This year’s theme is "Building Resiliency in a Changing World".

We are seeking innovative, engaging, and experienced speakers to give 60-75 minute sessions and workshops on various topics related to the work of international development. Conference participants will come away with a greater knowledge of international development trends, exposure to new programming approaches, and equipped with methods and ideas for more effective action.

Dates:
July 31 - Deadline for submissions
August 10 - Selected speakers will be notified
October 14 - MINN IDEA Summit from 8am-5pm at the Humphrey School

If you have questions or would like to get recommendations for workshop topics, please contact the IDEA Summit Speakers Committee at ideasummit@minnesotangos.org.

For more information: visit our IDEA Summit website at www.minnesotangos.org/ideas or see last year's sessions at https://www.minnesotangos.org/content/idea16/breakouts

Session Title
This is how your presentation will be labeled in the IDEA Summit program. We recommend a title of 10 words or less.
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Session Description
Please submit a brief statement describing your proposed session. This is how your presentation will be described in the IDEA Summit program. (75 words or less)
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Audience Interaction
How will you keep the audience engaged? Examples could include small group discussions, practice exercise, activities, etc. (75 words or less)
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Audience Takeaway
What are three tangible skills or pieces of knowledge that your audience will gain from the session? (75 words or less)
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Session Relevance
Please describe how your presentation relates to the 2017 IDEA Summit theme, "Building Resiliency in a Changing World." (75 words or less)
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Which of the following topics (choose up to 3) will be covered in your session? Please list any additional keywords in the Other category.
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Audience Level of Experience
Please indicate what level of audience experience/expertise your presentation is most appropriate for. This will help attendees decide which sessions are best suited for their experience levels.
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What is your preference in a breakout session?
Check all that apply. Please note that although we will take it into consideration, you are not guaranteed the time.
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Will you be able to provide electronic copies of the presentation/other materials to be emailed to attendees following the IDEA Summit?
If yes, we ask that you send the Power Points or documents one week in advance so they can be pre-loaded onto our website.
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Presenter 1 Contact Information
If there are multiple presenters, the Presenter 1 will be the main contact for MINN. All other presenters can be listed further down in the form.
Name
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Title
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Organization
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Website
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Email Address
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Phone Number
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Presenter 1 Biography
Please provide a brief biography. If your session is selected, we will share your biography on our MINN IDEA Summit website (75 words or less)
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Additional Presenters
Please provide the name, title, organization and email address for additional presenters.
Presenter 2 information
Name, Title, Organization
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Presenter 2: email contact
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Presenter 2 Biography
Please provide a brief biography. If your session is selected, we will share your biography on our MINN IDEA Summit website (75 words or less)
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Presenter 3 information
Name, Title, Organization
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Presenter 3: email contact
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Presenter 3 Biography
Please provide a brief biography. If your session is selected, we will share your biography on our MINN IDEA Summit website (75 words or less)
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Questions?
If you have questions, please contact the IDEA Summit Speakers Committee at ideasummit@minnesotangos.org.

We will contact presenters by August 10 to notify them of their acceptance.

Selection of presentations will be based on the following areas:
1. Appeal to IDEA Summit attendees
2. Probability of interactive methods
3. Innovation
4. Clarity of presentation
5. Relevance to IDEA Summit topic
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