Call for Speakers

Want to be a NextGen speaker? Do you think you have what it takes to be selected?

At the Next Generation of Government Training Summit we aim to have a diverse, intelligent and experienced speakers. We are really excited for our 9th summit and are looking for great speakers working in or with government to help us build a compelling lineup.

Speaking at NextGen is an amazing experience and if you have ever attended, you know that the NextGen audience expects presentations with high energy. If you are thinking “I have a great story to share, should I submit my idea?,” then here are a few tips and guidelines to give you an idea of what we’re looking for.

For 20 minute keynote sessions, we’re looking for speakers that:

  • Have a great story to tell and a passion for sharing your knowledge with others
  • Help solve common challenges
  • Provide clear successful use cases, best practices, teachings and how-to’s

For our 10 minute lightning sessions, we’re looking for speakers that:

  • Can highlight a tip or trick like “Use this shortcut to save 10 minutes a week”
  • Tell a great government success story
  • Focus and/or highlight a specific topic and how others can benefit from this knowledge

For our 60-90 minute breakout sessions, we’re looking for speakers that:

  • Can facilitate an interactive conversation around a professional development topic
  • Provide clear successful use cases, best practices, teachings and how-to’s
  • Have experience working with or in government and how these tools can realistically be applied within government

Now that you have an idea of what we’re looking for, here are a few helpful tips for crafting your speaker submission so that you get selected to speak.

  • Outline your talking points – think about why an attendee should give your their time
  • List what problems your session will address
  • List and rank your key take-aways
  • Who is the audience for your story?
  • What is the take-away or action item the attendee walks away with?

Once you have those five things outlined, you are ready to apply to speak at NextGen!

When submitting your application, be as precise and descriptive as possible – the more direct you are, the easier it is for our team to understand exactly what you would like to speak about.

Let us know what other speaking experience that you have.

Be critical when choosing the duration and format of your session: 20 minute keynote, 10 minute lightning or 60-90 minute breakout session.

The Call for Speakers opens February 2, 2018 and closes on February 23, 2018. All speakers will be notified of their selection status the week of March 20. Sign up to be notified when our Call for Speakers for NextGen 2018 is open.

Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing you at NextGen!