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Three reasons to submit a speaker proposal with ATD-MAC

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:06 PM | Jan Szmanda (Administrator)

The Madison Area Chapter of ATD is seeking presenters, speakers, and facilitators for our 2020 programming year! Whether your learning superpowers include instructional design, training, facilitation, coaching, leadership, or the countless others related to L&D, you have a message that our members want to hear! 


Why might you want to submit a speaker proposal for a 2020 ATD-MAC event? 


First, you’ll build your network! As a presenter, you will immediately strengthen your connection to the Madison-area L&D community. In just one afternoon, you will add 20-40 new friends to your professional network. 


Second, you will be seen as a thought leader in your area of expertise. Speaking at an ATD-MAC event is a rapid resume builder that strengthens your professional reputation and improves the likelihood you’ll be selected for L&D speaking engagements like the ATD ICE conference. 


Finally, you will have the opportunity to pause and reflect on your experience. Learning requires opportunities to reflect on and contextualize your experience and your expertise. Simply by preparing a presentation, you’ll learn new things about your subject matter - and yourself!  


We have two (2) options for presentation format:

Option 1 – In Person/Virtual Classroom

  • A two-hour instructor-led presentation or workshop on a topic of choice

  • Examples of past events include personal branding, project management techniques, L&D tools, and more!


Option 2 – Coffee Connection 

  • A 90-minute round-table on a topic of choice, typically held at a coffee shop or bar

  • Examples of past events include discussion on industry trends and ATD certifications


Submit your ideas on this form to vp.prodev2@atdmac.org

by Thanksgiving 2019! The selection committee will follow up with the next steps by mid-December.


-Ryan Panzer, Co-VP of Professional Development


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