Preparing a Proposal

Preparing a Proposal

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for NAMIC events. The items listed below outline what is required to complete a submission. Please prepare all of these items in a word document in advance of logging into the system.

  1. Session title
  2. Session description
    1. A one- or two-paragraph session description written in third person that provides insight as to what you will address, the specific issues or challenges you will cover, and the solutions you will provide.
  3. Additional speaker(s) and/or proposal contact(s)
  4. Learning objectives
  5. Intended audience
  6. Links to speaking videos or relevant articles - if applicable
  7. Requested honorarium or travel fee requirements.


Most in-person event and webinar presentations are 45 to 60 minutes in length, allowing for 10 minutes of Q&A built into the session time. This can be adjusted based on the type and content of the presentation.

All session proposals must be educational and noncommercial in nature. If you’re a vendor, please do not submit a proposal that promotes your company or its products. Sales pitches and/or product-centric presentations – even if delivered with a customer co-presenter – are generally not considered.

Proposals are accepted for traditional educational sessions, workshops, case studies, panel discussions, and nontraditional sessions.

Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Topic is important to event attendees;
  • Content is objective, educational, and non-commercial;
  • Speaker(s) is/are knowledgeable, experienced, and has/have good presentation skills
  • Subject matter is cutting-edge or presents new ideas, presented in a creative and engaging way;
  • Topic matches those identified for the event agenda by the planning committee;
  • Topic is timely for the industry and is of interest to event attendees; and
  • Session is targeted at the appropriate level for event attendees.


Julie Bacher
Events Customer Service Coordinator