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Thank you for your interest in presenting a session at the IRMI Energy Risk and Insurance Conference (ERIC)

We are no longer accepting proposals for the 2024 Conference program.

Please carefully review the requirements for a full session or  Energy Exchange (EN/X) proposal before beginning the submission process.

Full-Length Session Proposal Requirements

You must complete the proposal form in one session, so make sure 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 details 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 another 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 the 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 name, title, and 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 two 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.

Energy Exchange (EN/X) Proposal Requirements

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

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 EN/X Talk title
  • Short (about 50-word) description of the EN/X Talk content
  • Five key attendee takeaways from the talk
  • Name, title, company, email address, and phone number of the proposed speaker