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Are you passionate about talent development? Do you have a wealth of knowledge to share? Join our dynamic community as a speaker at ATD Piedmont events. Whether you're an industry veteran or emerging talent, your insights can making a lasting impact. 


Q1: How can I become a speaker at an ATD Piedmont Chapter event?

A: We welcome your interest! To become a speaker, please fill out the Speaker Application Form on our website. Provide details about your expertise, presentation topic, and any relevant experience.

Q2: What types of topics are you looking for?

A: We seek a diverse range of topics within the talent development field, including but not limited to instructional design, learning and development, e-learning, leadership development, coaching, and training.

Q3: Is there a deadline for submitting speaker applications?

A: Yes, we review applications on a rolling basis. To be considered for an upcoming event, please submit your application at least 2 months before the event date.

Q4: What is the typical duration of a speaking session?

A: Speaking sessions usually run for 45-60 minutes, including time for Q&A.

Q5: What AV equipment will be provided?

A: We provide a standard AV setup, including a projector, screen, and microphone. Please let us know if you have specific requirements.

Q6: Are there any compensation or benefits for speakers?

A: While we do not provide monetary compensation, speakers gain exposure, networking opportunities, and recognition within the talent development community.

Q7: Can I promote my products/services during my presentation?

A: Blatant sales pitches are discouraged. 

Q8: Will my travel and accommodation expenses be covered?

A: Unfortunately, we are unable to cover travel and accommodation expenses for speakers at this time.

Q9: Can I co-present with a colleague?

A: Absolutely! Co-presenters are welcome. Please include your co-presenter's details in the application.

Q10: Can I submit multiple presentation ideas?

A: Yes, you can submit multiple ideas, but please complete a separate application for each topic.

Q11: What is the review process for speaker applications?

A: Applications are reviewed by our program committee. We evaluate relevance, originality, expertise, and alignment with our event goals and the ATD Talent Development Capability Model.

Q12: If my application is not accepted, can I reapply with a different topic?

A: Of course! We encourage you to refine your proposal and reapply for future events.

Q13: How can I prepare for a successful presentation?

A: Once selected, we'll provide guidelines and support to help you craft and deliver an engaging presentation.

Q14: Who can I contact for further inquiries?

A: For any additional questions, please email us at We're here to assist you!

Speaker Interest & Proposal Form 

Official Address:

1959 N. Peace Haven Road, #225
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 

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