TRC Speaking Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the IRMI Transportation Risk Conference (TRC).

The 2022 IRMI Transportation Risk Conference (TRC) will be held in September. Current plans are to safely hold a hybrid Conference that offers both a virtual option and an in-person event.

There are two types of speaking opportunities available at TRC: Educational Sessions and Snap Talks. If you have an idea for a topic that will be compelling to our audience, please consider submitting a proposal. You must submit your proposal no later than December 3, 2021, to be considered for the 2022 program. Details about the types of speaking opportunities and how to submit your proposal are below. 


Educational Session Details

Educational sessions vary in length from 30 to 50 minutes. These sessions are on virtually any technical risk and insurance topic with practical tips for addressing concerns or problems that pertain to the transportation industry. They may include:

  • Case studies that use real situations to demonstrate lessons learned
  • Emerging issues or trends that impact the transportation risk landscape (for better or worse)
  • Professional development (building “soft” skills such as communication, negotiation, change management, leadership, mentoring, networking, etc.)

Full-length session proposals must be submitted using our Session Proposal Form by December 3, 2021, to be considered for the 2022 program.

You must complete the form in one session, so make sure that you review the Educational Session Proposal Requirements below and have all of the information ready to enter. If you leave the platform and come back later, you will have to start over. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Submit Session Proposal


Educational Session Proposal Requirements

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.
Format
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 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.

Snap Talk Details

Snap Talks are brief presentations that last only 20 to 25 minutes. These talks address a focused issue or topic and are designed to create awareness 

  • Create awareness
  • Offer a unique perspective 
  • Inspire change

Snap Talks can be on a variety of topics such as innovation in the transportation industry, professional development, risk awareness, business practices, solving a specific transportation problem, etc.

Snap Talk proposals should be submitted using our Snap Talk Proposal Form by December 3, 2021, to be considered for the 2022 program. 

You must complete the form in one session, so make sure that you review the SnapTalk Proposal Requirements below and have all of the information ready to enter. If you leave the platform and come back later, you will have to start over. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Submit SnapTalk Proposal


Snap Talk Session Proposal Requirements

  • Proposed Snap Talk title
  • Short (about 50 words) summary of the main purpose of the Snap Talk and what attendees will take away from the talk
  • 5 key attendee take-aways from the talk
  • Name, title, company, email address, and phone number of the proposed speaker