Speaker Proposal – 2015 NNBA Annual Conference


Event Location: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dates: Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2015 – Pre-conferences: Friday, October 2, 2015.

Theme: The Next Generation of Nurse Entrepreneurship – Business opportunities, business practices and strategies to share with other nurses to start, run, grow, improve or sell their business. An educational and professional development event designed to give attendees, from emerging nurse entrepreneurs to nurse business leaders and managers, the benefit of learning from top-ranked experts on relevant topics and to connect with prestigious speakers like you.

Deadline for proposals: February 13, 2015.  The NNBA finalizes the choices of speakers and exhibitors early in the year. Speaker spots are limited.

Proposals (must include):

1. Full contact information (full name, mailing address, email address and phone number)

2. A Short Title – Keep you title short, typically not more than 5 words.

3. An Abstract – Your abstract should keep strictly to the limit of 120-150 words, clearly outlining your content. Please include three bullet points at the end to summarize your key message. Be specific and concrete about what you will be presenting and how the audience will benefit from it. You may submit more than one abstract.

4. A Brief/Short Bio – Your biography should focus on your experience related to the topic.

5. A Short Outline – Include a list of the main topics of your session in the outline.

6. Two Objectives – State in the objectives what you expect attendees to be able to accomplish after your session.

 Photo: Please include a professional portrait (electronic JPG, PNG, etc. file) with your proposal. Submit proposals as a Word document attached to an email and send to mpodlesni@nnbanow.com.

Contact Person: If you have any questions regarding you speaker proposal, the contact person is Michelle Podlesni, NNBA President. She can be reached at (877) 353-8888 or by email at mpodlesni@nnbanow.com.

Compensation: The National Nurses in Business Association is a membership organization dedicated to providing unsurpassed education and networking opportunities for nurses. We are looking for speakers interested in sharing their expertise with fellow nurses on business topics. As compensation, the association offers the speaker:

  • Access to the conference.
  • An exhibiting table.
  • If the session is recorded, the speaker may request a master audio copy of their presentation for a small fee. The association owns the right to publish the presentation and all derivative works in all media. The speaker owns the copyright of the material and the right to reproduce the recording without restriction.
  • Advertising and promotion of the event on NNBA distribution channels, social media, website and bi-monthly newsletters.
  • Speakers pay their own expenses (travel, lodging and meals).

Pre-conference and conference sessions handouts: Speakers are responsible for bringing their own paper handouts if they choose. If the speakers provide links to their resource materials, NNBA will publish the links in the event program.

Presentations: The presentations are typically divided into 50-minute sessions. A speaker may speak in multiple tracks and give multiple presentations. Presentation methods include lecture and interactive sessions, such as tabletop and panel discussions.

Audience Demographics: The audience includes nurse entrepreneurs and nurse entrepreneurs-to-be. The majority are female; registered nurses who are self- employed or interested in self-employment, between the ages of 30 to 68, and reside in both urban and rural regions of the U.S.

Meeting Room Setup: Breakouts and conference sessions are class-room or round table style (setup may be changed based upon room size and configuration). Speakers present from a riser, stage or podium.

Marketing: The conference is marketed by NNBA distribution channels, social media, website and bi-monthly newsletters. Speakers agree to also market the event through their distribution channels.

We normally receive a large number of submissions for this conference and take a wide range of factors into account in making selections, including feedback from previous conferences and the need to provide a balanced program. Proposals will be sent to an advisory committee for comment before final decisions are made.

Thank you for considering speaking for the National Nurses in Business Association.