Speaker Information

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.

Speaker Registration

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.

NRPA Speaker Concierge