Thank you for your interest in presenting a session at the IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference. The paragraphs below spell out our requirements for a proposal submission.
Session Proposal Requirements
Proposals should be submitted using our fillable
Proposal Submission Form.
Note: The file opens in "Read Mode." To complete
the form, follow these simple steps:
- Click on the link above to open the form.
- Click on "file" and then "Save As."
- Save the file on your computer under a unique name, such as your last
name or the name of the primary speaker (e.g., Smith Proposal.docx).
- Click on "View" in the menu and select "Edit
- Complete all fields (use the checkboxes to note when a section is
complete) and save your changes.
- Submit the completed form to Proposals@IRMI.com by September 16, 2017.
A complete proposal will include the following.
- Descriptive Summary
- In 150 words or less, state the purpose of the session and summarize what attendees will take away from the session. The summary paragraph will be used to help us market the session.
- Session Outline
- Summarize in outline format the proposed content of the session. Please provide enough detail to allow us to understand the scope and content of the presentation (a minimum of 1.5 pages). If the session is selected, we may ask you to add additional detail to the outline to meet state requirements for continuing education approvals.
- Learning Objectives
- Provide three learning objectives that summarize what attendees will be able to do with the knowledge they obtain in the session or how it will enable them to do their jobs better.
- Indicate the style of the presentation—that is, lecture-style presentation, interactive panel discussion, or other format.
- Proposed Time Frame
- Our program can accommodate a variety of presentation lengths. Please indicate what you think is an appropriate amount of time to adequately cover the topic.
- Target Audience
- Indicate the target audience for your presentation based on skill level and job type from a list of provided options. This information helps us ensure a balanced program and promote your session appropriately.
Speaker Information and Agreements
Provide a list of proposed speakers. If more than one speaker is proposed, one speaker must be stipulated as the primary contact for the session. (The primary contact assumes responsibility for coordinating with other speakers to provide required session materials and to make relevant decisions about the workshop—for example, set-up, audiovisual equipment needs, etc.)
The following information may also be required of speakers:
- A short (150 words or less) biography
- A summary of recent prior speaking experience
Speakers must also indicate their acceptance of the IRMI Speaker Agreement should their proposal be selected for the program.