Speaking Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in presenting a session at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC).

We will begin accepting proposals for the 2023 Conference program later this year. You can prepare in advance by reviewing the details about how to submit your proposal provided below.

Full Session Proposal Requirements

Full-length session proposals will be submitted using our Session Proposal Form.

You must complete the form in one session, so make sure that you have all of the following required information ready to enter. If you leave the platform and come back later, you will have to start over.

Descriptive Summary
In 75 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
Attach a separate document for upload that shows the proposed content of the session. Please provide enough detail to allow us to understand the scope and content of the presentation. 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 of the attendee.
  • Skill Level(s): Novice, Experienced but new to topic, Seasoned professional, Expert
  • Job Type: Risk Manager, General Counsel, CFO, Safety Professional, Insurance Agent/Broker, Underwriting, Claims, Coverage Attorney

Speaker Information
Provide a name, title, company of proposed speakers, a short biography (in a separate document for upload), and contact information for the speaker proposing the session (the primary speaker). If more than 2 speakers are being proposed, we ask that you refrain from actually inviting additional speakers until your session is approved.

Keep the proposed number of speakers to the fewest required to adequately address the content. For multi-speaker sessions, please consider the following when recommending additional speakers:
  • Expertise – the most important criteria
  • Speaking ability – good communicator, articulate, reliable
  • Diversity – strive for a cross section of our audience makeup
All speakers should contribute to the educational discussion.
  • Please do not submit a speaker whose only contribution is to introduce the person who will provide the educational content. IRMI provides facilitators to make introductions.
  • Panel moderators should be able to contribute to the discussion as an expert on some aspect of the topic.
We encourage you to give consideration to the diversity of your proposed co-presenters or panelists, both demographically and in terms of their role. To support diversity of role companies are limited to one complimentary speaker registration per topic.  Additional proposed speakers from the same company must be registered attendees to participate.

SnapTalk Proposal Requirements

Snap Talks are high-level, 15-minute talks on a very specific and narrow topic. Unlike traditional educational sessions that go deep into technical details, Snap Talks are designed to share ideas, a new perspective, innovations, or to create awareness around an issue. Snap Talks are designed to be "listened to" without a lot of reading or note taking.

Snap Talks are limited to one speaker per talk and speakers must be registered for the Conference to give a Snap Talk. Proposals will be submitted using our Snap Talk Proposal Form. 

You must complete the form in one session, so make sure that you have all of the following required information ready to enter. If you leave the platform and come back later, you will have to start over.

  • Proposed Snap Talk title
  • Short ( about 50 words) description of the snap talk content
  • 5 key attendee take-aways from the talk 
  • Name, title, company, email address, and phone number of the proposed speaker 
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