Updated for IAC21
As you prepare your IAC conference proposal, go through the following checklist. You’ll save so much time and frustration by organizing your information beforehand.
Information about the speakers
The communications team needs to know who’s speaking or representing the team at the conference. Collect the following information for each speaker:
- First and last name
- Email address
- City, state/province, country/region
- Social media handles
Information about the talk
Submit a proposal for each session format, as the focus may change because of length and content.
- Session format:
- 7-minute lightning talk
- 20-minute session
- 45-minute session
- Single-day: One session lasting 2 to 4 hours.
- Multiple days: Two to five sessions (30 min – 4 hours each), spread across multiple days. (not to exceed 6 hours)
- Session descriptions:
- Detailed description
- Brief description used for the program/schedule
- Social media-ready description used for posting
- Target audience
- All levels
- Session takeaways and lessons
- Topic background and experience (Why you?)
- If applicable, links and information about this talk being presented previously
- Event name, date
- Links to video or audio recordings
- Links to slide decks
Information about theme relevance
The theme establishes a relevant context to the whole event. Yes, we’re all together again (sort of) but why and why now? The world is transforming in material ways and old predictions are out the window. We will be choosing new paths that we never had to consider before. How will we emerge from this? The theme is asking this community to share its thoughts on what that emergence will look like with new perspectives and new awareness. As a community, we can help each other guide their steps into an exponentially uncertain future.
- Think about the role(s) your submission would play in this conference.
- How is your submission related to those roles?