Conference sessions are meant to provide information for industry professionals, not to make a sales pitch for services or products. Attendees will be dissatisfied if they sense a presenter is providing promotional material for his or her own benefit.
Once a proposal is accepted, NRPA asks the lead speaker of the session to upload a copy of the session PowerPoint presentation(s) and other handouts several weeks before the conference, to include in the Online Library for pre-conference access by attendees to reduce the number of printed handouts on-site.
Conference education session speakers will receive a complimentary one day education registration package for each day of speaking (up to 2 days). The complimentary one day education registration package includes access to the following:
- All of the education sessions for the day(s) of registration
- General Session (if the day of registration is on Tuesday)
- Exposition admission for the day(s) of registration
- NRPA Research Sessions for the day(s) of registration
The complimentary one day education registration package does not include the following:
- Welcome Party
- Closing Party
- Any conference social
- Off-Site Institutes
- Golf Tournament
- Fun Run
- Event tickets
Honorarium / Travel Reimbursement Policies
Some of our conferences have a small budget to pay for speaker honorariums and speaker travel reimbursement. If the speaker requires an honorarium and/or travel reimbursement to present this proposed session, please complete the appropriate field on the proposal form for each speaker. The proposals requiring speaker honorariums and/or travel reimbursement will be reviewed separately from the other proposals and decisions will be made based on proposal quality, session needs and budget requirements. Speakers will be required to complete a separate speaker agreement outlining terms of honoraria and/or travel reimbursements.
Speaker Training and Resources
Please be sure to visit our new Speaker Concierge for a growing number of resources that will help you develop your conference and public speaking skills and will provide you with strategies for a variety of presentation formats.