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What Makes a Good Proposal

  1. Originality: Sessions should be original and relevant to today’s marketers. We know that many of you speak at other events, but we ask that you customize your talk for our audience.

  2. Innovative ideas with actionable takeaways: Attendees want to leave your session with actionable takeaways. Try to answer: What was your challenge? What did you do? How did it work? How can my brand do it too?

  3. Real-world perspective: We love agencies and consultants, but co-presenting with a client gives you a much better chance of being selected because peers love to hear from peers.

  4. The future now: Talk about important future trends that marketers need to be thinking about and working on now.

Conference Formats

Breakout
Sessions

Prepared presentations by 1-2 speakers in a session track based on real life examples that include actionable takeaways.
This can include time for Q&A.

Please be clear about the presentation level – beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Industry Masterclasses

Industry leaders share expertise and experience with attendees.

These workshops focus on strategies specific to a particular industry (manufacturing, technology, government, financial services) and offer actionable solutions.

Core Concepts Workshops

Intended for a beginner-level audience, these workshops cover a fundamental element of content marketing.

Workshops are interactive and allow attendees to build new skills and apply learnings to their own businesses.

Deep Dive Workshops

Geared towards intermediate to advanced-level marketers, these workshops cover cutting edge techniques and ideas.
 
Workshops are interactive and allow attendees to build new skills and apply learnings to their own businesses.

Submission Tips

  • The session title and description you enter will be displayed on our agenda. Use clear and explanatory text so that attendees can easily understand what your session is about, why they should attend, and what they will learn.
  • Headshots and bios are required for all speakers and may be displayed on our website and/or marketing materials. Please provide a headshot of 500 x 500px or larger.
  • Speaking examples are required. If you don’t have a link to a previous speaking engagement, create a simple recording for our selection team from your phone. We want to get to know you and your personality!
  • No late submissions will be accepted. The deadline is March 19, 2023, at 11:59pm EST.

Speaker FAQs

Event dates are September 26-29, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

 

This will be an in-person event and Keynotes and Breakout Sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Workshops and Masterclasses will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 26 between 9am and 5pm.

 

Breakout Sessions will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 28 between 9am and 5pm.

Yes! Speakers selected for CMWorld 2023 will receive a full conference pass that provides access to Workshops and all On-Demand content. 

You will hear back from the selection committee by mid-May at the latest. 

Please note, with the exception of Workshops and Keynotes, we are unable to cover travel expenses or speaker fees.

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