WorldatWork Event Speaking Opportunities

Share Your Brilliance!

Our events are a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge and insights with an engaged audience. Are you interested in presenting a session? Check out our upcoming calls for proposals to see which ones fit your areas of expertise.

Our events include: 

WorldatWork Workplace Equity Virtual Forum

Total Rewards and HR professionals, as well as compensation, benefits, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) specialists, will come for high-level, timely and fresh perspectives they can’t find anywhere else. They expect actionable solutions they can deploy at their organizations, and insight into how best-in-class companies address the same challenges they face. This is your chance to inspire, share big ideas, challenges you’ve tackled, and successes you’ve achieved.

Call for Proposals: Feb 3-26, 2021

WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition

This is our annual Total Rewards event in the United States. It's our largest conference, with more than 1,500 Total Rewards, compensation, executive compensation, sales compensation, benefits and workforce effectiveness professionals in attendance each year. The Conference typically features more than 50 sessions.

Call for Proposals: May 3-28, 2021

WorldatWork Spotlight on Sales Compensation

Spotlight on Sales Compensation is our annual sales compensation event. More than 300 sales compensation, sales management, sales operations, HR and finance professionals attend each year. Spotlight typically features 30 sessions.

Call for Proposals: March 8-26, 2021

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Q: What kind of speakers are you looking for?

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Session speakers should have experience in the professions and topic areas relevant to each event. If you're a motivational speaker interested in keynote-speaking opportunities at our conferences, please email our Event Planning team.

Q: What speaker benefits do you offer?

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If we select your proposal, your speaker benefits include visibility, recognition as a thought leader and complimentary conference registration so you can attend sessions and network with peers. In addition, if you're a practitioner, an academic or a nonprofit organization representative, we'll pay for up to a two-night stay at a host hotel. 

Q: What makes a session proposal successful?

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Successful submissions are based upon a relevant topic, concept or idea, not on promoting products, services or proprietary information. 

Please note: We sometimes approach consultants, academics and other subject-matter experts with a topic and work together to develop a custom session.

Q: Are tech/demo sessions and sponsored sessions part of the CFP process?

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No. Tech/demo sessions (Total Rewards Conference) and sponsored sessions (Total Rewards Conference and Spotlight on Sales Compensation) are not part of the CFP process. They're sponsored sessions that allow you to promote your products and services to attendees. For more information about these sessions, including costs, contact the Visibility team.

Q: Why are there word and character limits for my session proposal?

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The character and word limits for some components of your proposal submission, such as the session title and description, ensure we can quickly and easily see the most important information about your session. If we select your session for a conference, the limits ensure attendees can quickly and easily decide whether to attend your session. Here's an example of a recent session description that appeared on the WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition website: 

Human-Capital Risk and the Future of Total Rewards: Are You Ready for What's Next?

Talent availability, employment relationships, corporate cultures and total rewards strategies are changing quickly. Globalization of workforces affects hiring and retaining qualified workers. Companies are becoming employment platforms and virtual workplaces. Corporate cultures are shifting to a focus on the short term and instantaneous. Risk-related scandals have become commonplace and frequently are related to human-capital and rewards factors. This session will help you: identify and address human-capital risk at your organization; develop a human-capital risk strategy that incorporates total rewards; and use total rewards to drive positive outcomes in terms of human-capital risk. 

Q: Who will review my session proposal?

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The review teams for each conference will consist of individuals from the content management, events, and sales and marketing departments at WorldatWork. Additional subject matter experts from WorldatWork Expert Councils may be consulted.

Q: How will you score my proposal?

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During the review process, we'll score your proposal using the following criteria:

  • Topic relevance
  • Learning outcomes
  • Delivery methodology to affect audience engagement
  • Subject matter and presentation expertise of the presenter(s)
  • Overall quality of submission.

*Please note: You must submit a bio, as we use it as one tool to evaluate presenters in our selection process.

You can find more details about the criteria on each event’s CFP webpage.

Q: How will I know if you accepted my proposal?

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We'll notify you if we accepted — or declined — your submission via email.

Please note: If we don't select your proposal, we may consider it for other opportunities at WorldatWork that allow you to share your thought leadership, such as writing an article or speaking or presenting in another setting.

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