Call for Speakers for the 2015 Orange County Global Women’s Conference

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Orange County Global Women’s Conference. We are currently seeking dynamic keynote and panel speakers for next year’s 2015 OC Global Women’s Conference. You are invited to self-nominate or submit an application on someone else’s behalf.

The OC Global Women’s Conference is a platform for dialogue between remarkable women who demonstrate dedication to making a difference on a local, regional, national or international level. By participating as a speaker, you have the opportunity to educate and enlighten participants in your area of expertise, and to share your achievements and lessons learned with a diverse and engaged audience.

To apply to speak at the 2015 OC Global Women’s Conference, complete the online speaker proposal form below.  Only online submissions will be considered.

Your proposal should include:

  • A short biography (300 words or less)
  • Proposed presentation title
  • Proposed presentation topic area
  • Brief description of presentation (500 words or less)
  • If/where you have previously presented on your topic or a similar topic

Please note that completing this application does not guarantee a speaking engagement at the OC Global Women’s Conference.  All speaker applications will be reviewed by a committee of your peers – the OC Global Women’s Conference Steering Committee – who is designing the conference curriculum with an eye toward presenting dynamic sessions and topics related to pertinent global women’s issues and the advancement of women.

What We’re Looking For:

At OC Global Women’s Conference, we are always looking to be at the forefront of the women’s conference circuit. We review many submissions for each show, so here are some tips to aide you in your submission.

    • Tactics & Takeaways
      Keep in mind that our attendees are looking for tangible takeaways that they can implement when they return to their lives.
    • Fresh and  Innovative Perspectives
      We are always keen to present fresh and unique content at OC Global Women’s Conference.  It is important for our conference to offer educational presentations that are geared towards our diverse community in Orange County.  Please don’t submit the same presentations that are at other women’s networking conference.
    • Hot Topics and New Takes on an Existing Topic
      As you know, women’s issues and topics are constantly changing and evolving – we want to ensure that the OC Global Conference agenda will feature the hottest topics.  Submitting a new topic idea or a new take on an existing topic is always a winner.
    • Videos of Previous Speaking Gigs
      The conference Steering Committee enjoys seeing speakers in action! If you are able to provide a video link in your submission, it will aide your proposal in the selection process.
    • Don’t Pitch Products or Services
      Attendees come to OC Global Women’s Conference to hear unbiased presentations and we do not tolerate pitches for any kind of products and services in our sessions. Please keep your submission and presentation focused purely on education.  Being a speaker at the OC Global Women’s Conference and showcasing your thought leadership on the subject you are presenting is truly the best advertisement for your business. Every speaker will have the opportunity to sell their products in the OC Global Marketplace and/or have book signing opportunities throughout the day.
    • Bio and Abstract Formats
      When filling out the submission form, please write your bio and abstract in the third person, as it would be listed on our website.  Remember, even if you are making a proposal for an existing session that already has an abstract, you MUST provide an abstract with your submission detailing what content you would like to bring to that session.

Speaker Benefits – What You Get:

  • Widen your reputation as an expert in the field
  • Strengthen your company’s reputation as a leader in your area of expertise
  • Gain exposure in the community
  • Have your biography and website posted to the OC Global Women’s Conference website
  • Have your photo and biography printed in the conference souvenir program
  • Be included in OC Global Women’s Conference Press Releases and Advertising
  • Book sales and signage opportunity at the conference
  • Premier seating at lunch; as well as opening and closing sessions
  • Invitation to be a mentor

Speaker Responsibilities.
By submitting the speaker proposal form, you agree to the following speaker requirements and restrictions:

Vendor-neutral content.  Your presentation may contain no “sales pitches” or sales-oriented material.  Although positive exposure is generally a natural side-effect of presenting, your session must contain content that the audience may benefit from without necessarily buying any particular product or service.  Speakers will have an opportunity to have a vendor table available to them, or an opportunity to sell their published materials and/or participate at the conference book signing.

Travel expenses.  Coastline Community College does not have a budget to cover speaker travel expenses.  However, we do offer overnight stay at the Hilton Anaheim, if desired.  You certify that you have secured funds (or secured authorization of funds, where applicable) to fully cover your travel expenses, as needed in order to speak at the conference.

Speaker Cancellation.  You certify that you have the means and opportunity to attend and present at the OC Global Women’s Conference, and that you have attained any pertinent authorization, such as that of your employer, prior to submitting the speaker submission form.

Agents and PR Staff.  If the person completing the speaker submission form is not the speaker (e.g. an agent, assistant, or PR staff), you must enter both your email address, as well as the speaker’s, as indicated on the form.  You certify that you are authorized as an agent to submit the speaker proposal form on the speaker’s behalf, and that the speaker has been consulted regarding and willing to agree to, the provisions listed here.  Upon acceptance, the speaker will be required to explicitly agree to these provisions via the OC Global Women’s Conference Speaker Agreement.

We begin reviewing submissions and notifying speakers during the months leading up to an event – don’t wait until the last minute to submit!  Please do not hesitate to contact conference staff at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.