Call for Speakers - Deadline July 31

Do you love sharing knowledge, best practices, and ideas with others?


We are requesting speaker proposals for the 2021 Learning and Performance Summit (LEAPS).


Please review the information below and access the Speaker Proposal below to begin!  Some speakers have presentations or sessions already created, while other speakers would like to create a session just for this ATD San Antonio event. Both approaches are acceptable, as long as your presentation fits within our capability model and is tailored to our audience. 


If you have any questions in advance please reach out to our VP Special Events or a member of our Board.


All Training, Learning & Development, Human Performance Improvement, Human Resources, and Organizational Development professionals are encouraged to submit a proposal to share their expertise with our greater community.

Speaker & Session Expectations

  • A Speaker’s objective is to share best practices, learning excellence, content, and/or learning perspectives from your role as a talent development professional. You will be able to confidently describe specific programs, initiatives, tools, or processes—something concrete that participants can take with them and directly apply in their own role as a learning professional.
  • Speakers contribute all services in a volunteer capacity.
  • Speakers meet all event deadlines upon request and direction from the Program Committee.
  • Speakers may make no change to the identity of the speaker(s), session topic, title, description or objectives as approved by the Program Committee without permission.
  • Speakers should be willing to present twice should the need arise. This may include a recorded session.
  • Live core sessions will be slated for 45-60 minutes, but ATD SA will have the opportunity to host smaller pre-recorded sessions if that best fits a speaker/topic.  Speakers will conduct a session within the allotted time period to include appropriate time allowed for interaction and Q&A.
  • Speakers will provide any materials electronically, 14 days before their program date for virtual platform preparation. This commonly includes presentation slides/documents, handouts, surveys, polls, breakout room requirements, etc. Any attendee-focused materials will also be included on the ATD SA member's area of the website and virtual platform. All copyright remains with the author.  Speakers will submit a high-quality image and brief biography for inclusion in the virtual platform's speaker directory.
  • Sessions must not be a sales pitch for product or service; however, sponsorship opportunities are available.
  • Deadline for speaker proposals is July 31, 2021.


Questions & Support

We're here to partner with our community's best!  Should you have any questions or need support along the way, please do not hesitate to contact our VP Special Events or a member of our Board.  


Association for Talent Development - San Antonio Chapter

PO Box 690327, San Antonio, TX 78269

ATD-SA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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