Commercial Card and Payment Industry Subject-Matter Experts:
Year-Round Speaking Opportunities with the NAPCP
The NAPCP is seeking Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs) for NAPCP Commercial Card and payment industry events and training. Share your experience and knowledge by submitting a proposal for consideration as a presenter at an NAPCP educational event.
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Benefits of Speaking
NAPCP Event Formats
Nominate a Speaker
Terms and Conditions for Speakers
Submit a Proposal
Next Steps: Proposal Review
By speaking at one of our educational events, you will contribute to your profession, build your reputation as an industry expert, demonstrate to your organization that you are a professional recognized by your peers, create valuable and lasting professional contacts, inspire others with your story and receive the published point value towards the Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential.
SMEs can demonstrate their expertise in various formats that include: Annual Conference breakout sessions, regional forum end-user presentations, webinars and educational workshops/training.
Annual Conference Breakout Sessions in the United States, Canada and Europe
NAPCP conferences provide multiple breakout session options to attendees, including traditional PowerPoint presentations, as well as facilitated discussions on particular topics. Sessions are usually 45 minutes in length and typically led by one individual.* These sessions are designed to be strictly educational in nature (no sales or product demonstrations) and are presented by end-users and providers alike. Topics include a wide range of industry subjects for a variety of experience levels.
*One presenter per session is the accepted breakout format. Panels or co-presenter sessions may be submitted; however, the NAPCP will determine if additional speakers are necessary.
Regional Forum End-User Presentation
Forums are held at various times and locations throughout the year. Attended by 50+ industry end-users and providers, these forums are a full-day event. The end-user presentation is usually 45-60 minutes in length, presented by one speaker. This presentation is designed to be strictly educational in nature.
Held year-round, webinars utilize the GoToWebinar technology. Events are 60 or 90 minutes in length, including Q&A. Presentation topics include a wide range of industry subjects for a variety of experience levels. These sessions are designed to be strictly educational in nature (no sales or product demonstrations) and are presented by end-users and providers alike. Learn more about the webinar speaking role.
Held at various times and locations throughout the year, NAPCP workshops are designed to be in-depth training sessions on relevant industry topics. Workshop length can vary from half-day, full-day or multiple-day sessions. Workshop facilitators can be end-users or providers alike; the training must be educational in nature and not specific to a particular product, provider or technology solution.
Have you heard a great speaker recently?
The NAPCP encourages you to nominate a Commercial Card and payment industry speaker for the Annual Conference, webinars, regional forums and workshops. Please complete all fields in the Speaker Nomination Form; the NAPCP will contact you before approaching the nominee to verify the information.
By submitting a proposal, you agree to the following:
- Travel expenses are your responsibility.
- No sales pitches, pricing, revenue-share statistics or negative comments about other organizations and/or products—whether verbally or written within a presentation.
- Presentation content must not violate copyright and/or trademark laws; for example, do not include graphics (e.g., cartoons, celebrity photos, other companies' logos) or content created by others without appropriate permission from the creator or author. You assume all responsibility for any copyrighted and/or trademarked content within the presentation.
- Use the NAPCP approved presentation template or format.
- Grant a non-exclusive copyright license to the NAPCP to: 1) distribute the presentation PDF (or a substitute document in lieu of the presentation) to event registrants/attendees and 2) for webinar presentations, make the recorded event, if applicable, available for purchase post-event within the NAPCP online store.
Next Steps: Proposal Review
Proposals will be reviewed by NAPCP staff and, possibly, other qualified industry professionals. They will review and critique proposals according to specific criteria, such as:
- relevance to the Commercial Card and payment industry
- originality of material
- overall perceived quality of proposal content
- timeliness of topic
- a well-defined focus
- completeness of presentation proposal form
- perceived takeaway value for the audience
- speaking experience of presenters
Each proposal being considered will require a phone interview; you will be contacted within 30 days of your submission to set up time to discuss your proposal. You will also be contacted if your proposal is not being considered at this time; we will keep all submissions on file for future events.
If your proposal is accepted, your presentation will be due for a final review in a specified time frame determined during your interview. Presentation specifications and requirements will be sent to you after your phone interview. (If you fail to submit the presentation in the specified time, your presentation may be removed from the agenda.)
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