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Call for Proposals Open Through Dec. 9, 2019

Key Dates

  • Call for Proposals opens: Nov. 4, 2019
  • Call for Proposals closes: Dec. 9, 2019, at noon (12:00 pm MST)*
  • Submissions Review Period: Dec. 10, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020
  • Notifications (accept/decline): by Jan.27, 2020
  • Worldatwork 2020 Executive Compensation Forum: July 12 - 14, Dallas

*No exceptions or extensions.


About the Event

Compensation committee meetings. Shareholder and board interest. Public scrutiny. Gender pay gap. Incentives and goal setting. Regulations. Communications challenges. Not to mention a tight labor market and intense competition for top talent. For executive compensation professionals, it’s a never ending, constantly evolving and complex landscape to navigate.

The WorldatWork 2020 Executive Compensation Forum is a comprehensive, networking-rich two-day deep dive into the intricacies of executive compensation through an exchange of ideas, experiences and insight. The theme for the event is “Deep Dive into Executive Compensation.” This is an intimate event, with plenary sessions where attendees look to expert presenters to help them to:

  • Examine innovative approaches and new ideas
  • Work through challenges
  • Explore emerging developments and current issues
  • Deepen and expand professional networks

Submit a proposal to present at this one-of-a-kind event and help those with executive compensation responsibility to learn the nuances and soft skills that are critical to success.

Who attends?

The audience includes senior-level compensation and executive compensation professionals, along with HR and Total Rewards leaders who have significant exec comp responsibilities.

How many tracks and sessions will there be?

There will be approximately eight plenary sessions.

How long are the sessions?

Each session is one hour and fifteen minutes in length, with ample time allowed to address audience questions and engage in audience discussion.

About the Call for Proposals

What is WorldatWork looking for in a proposal?

Attendees come to this annual event to take a deep dive into the strategic side of executive compensation. We’re looking for senior-level professionals who are able to go beyond the day-to-day tactics of the profession to help attendees explore the external factors, challenges and business situations that influence the design and delivery of effective executive pay.

Successful proposals will come from speakers who:

  • Reflect a deep understanding of the factors affecting executive compensation, including legal and regulatory influences
  • Engage attendees in highly interactive conversations
  • Leverage their professional and personal experiences to educate and interact with attendees
  • Understand and relate to the challenges that executive compensation professionals face every day
  • Share insights into how today’s changing landscape will affect the future of the profession.

How does WorldatWork score proposals?

Due to a limited schedule, we cannot accept all proposals.

Our review team will evaluate proposals using these criteria:

  • Alignment with event theme: Deep Dive into Executive Compensation
  • Evidence of:
    • Presenter’s expertise
    • Presenter’s engaging style
      • Brief videos, testimonials or sample presentations are encouraged
  • Inclusion of high audience engagement methodology
  • Delivery of innovative and/or provocative concepts/thinking
  • Overall quality and clarity of submission
  • How well the proposal describes the content, speaker and delivery of information
  • Completeness of proposal
  • Does not ‘sell’ a firm’s services

Please note: Successful proposals are based on a relevant topic, concept or idea, and not on products, services or proprietary information. To best support the majority of our members’ needs, WorldatWork seeks a balance of presentations featuring practitioners’ perspectives and experiences.

When will I hear if WorldatWork accepted or declined my proposal?

Acceptance and decline emails will be sent by Jan. 21, 2020.

If WorldatWork accepts my proposal, what are my speaker benefits?

Speaker benefits include visibility and recognition as a thought leader. You will receive a complimentary event registration so you can attend all sessions and meals and network with peers during event.

In addition, if you’re a practitioner, academic or nonprofit organization representative, WorldatWork will cover the costs of up to a two-night stay at a host hotel. (Consultants and service providers are not eligible for lodging reimbursement.) No other expenses will be reimbursed.

Please note that speakers are expected to attend the entire event.

Is there anything else I should know?

WorldatWork is committed to creating and delivering high-quality events through objective, ethical and fair practices that prioritize diversity of thought and a desire to bring the most valuable learning and networking experiences to our audiences. Our association is fueled by strong relationships with the best thought leaders in the industry. However, we do not give special preference to individuals, consulting firms, vendors, companies or sponsors. Through fair sourcing of objective content, we address our stakeholders’ most important needs. It is how we maintain WorldatWork as the leader in Total Rewards and advance the impact that Total Rewards professionals have on their organizations, communities and society-at-large.

We insist that you do not market or promote any services or lead-generation activities during your session.

All accepted submissions are subject to internal editing by WorldatWork staff.

We look forward to receiving your proposal. Click “submit” to set up your account and begin the submission process.

See an overview of submission requirements.

The Call for Proposals is open.


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