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Speak at Content Marketing World 2024

What Makes a Good Proposal


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.

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?

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.

The future now

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

Conference Formats


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 and intentional 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, small business, 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 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 April 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.

Speaker FAQs

Event dates are October 21-23, 2024 in San Diego, California.

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 Monday, Oct. 21 between 9am and 5pm.

Breakout Sessions will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 between 8am and 5pm.

Yes! Speakers selected for CMWorld 2024 will receive a complimentary All Access Pass that provides access to Masterclasses, Workshops, Sessions, Keynotes, and all On-Demand content. 

You will hear back from the selection committee by the end of June at the latest. 

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

Click here to see some of our fan-favorite sessions from CMWorld 2023.

No! The Content Marketing World Call for Speakers is open to everyone. We look forward to seeing your submission.