Conference21 is the virtual conference with everything that makes in person conferences great (connections, networking, learning) without the things that you don't like (cost, time, travel).
With over 21 speakers from many disciplines and backgrounds, there will be valuable content for everyone.
We deploy technology to not only deliver great presentations, but also to simulate the networking experience that is so valuable at a conference.
This is a fully virtual conference. Presentations are to 60 minutes, and between the presentations attendees and speakers have the opportunity to network in the open and flexible Slingshow platform.
If you are interested in being a presenter at Conference21, please review the following information and expectations below, and fill out the application form at the bottom of the page.
Two Days, Three Tracks
Conference21 will run from 1 PM to 6 PM Eastern Time Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23. Aside from the opening and closing keynotes, attendees will have three or four options of presentations in each 60 minute session.
Opportunities for networking will be provided between each session.
We pride ourselves on offering a very diverse array of topics and content. We welcome speakers in all topics. In May, we are particularly seeking to expand our offerings in the following fields: Wellness, Science and Technology, and Non Profit Organizations.
While you are certainly welcome to make an offer at the end of your presentation for additional paid services, it is expected that your presentation will provide actionable or valuable information whether on its own.
Friday Networking Event
In addition to the sessions on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a bonus virtual speed networking and happy hour on Friday, February 19th. This is a premium event, open to all presenters and any attendees who opt for the premium ticket. It will be a very valuable networking opportunity.
Promote Your Appearance
As a speaker, we naturally expect you to be excited about sharing your appearance with your audience. You are expected to promote your presentation and Conference21 to your audience at least once per month leading up to Conference21. We will provide promotional copy or you are free to create your own.
You will be provided a unique affiliate link to promote Conference21 with. You will receive $10 for each full price ($21) ticket that is purchased through your link.
To receive cash payments, you must sell at least 6 tickets. Should you bring less, then your work will be recognized with a donation of you commission to the Rotary Foundation to support their good work around the world.
Your talk will be recorded and will be available to ticket holders for at least until the end of the month. We prefer to leave the recording up permanently so it can be part of our growing library, but you can ask to have it taken down any time after April 1st.
Speakers should have an audience of at least 1,000 people including email lists and social media followings OR a more loyal smaller following. This is not a strict rule because some people have small but super highly engaged audiences, so don't let this stop you from applying. It is expected that each speaker should be able to attract no less than three ticket buyers.
Conference21 Speaker Application
You've got all the details above. If you like what you see, go ahead and fill out the form. We'll review your application and get back to your shortly.
You are free to change your topic later!
If you late decide that you'd rather speak on a different topic, that's okay. So go ahead and fill out the application with what suits you today, and you can change it later.
There will be over 21 speakers in the conference, so don't worry about what anyone else is speaking on. Speak on what shows you in your best light. I'd rather get you at your best than your third best because you think it fits into the agenda.