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Seven Things You Need to Know About Submitting a Speaking Proposal

Our 2023 Call for Speakers is now open! Take a moment and submit your great idea and topic for Catersource and The Special Event 2023, being held March 27-30 in Orlando, Fla. It's going to be a magical conference loaded with fresh and impactful content and we want to hear from you now so we can build our best program yet! 

Joanne Purnell (Good Gracious! Events) and Jennie Cook (Jennie Cooks Catering) delivered a culinary demonstration session on Superstar Short Plates.

Here are the seven things you need to know about submitting a speaking proposal: 

1. First timer? No problem!

Every presenter had a "first time" on stage, make 2023 yours! 

2. Content development assistance is available 

Conference organizers will provide feedback at various junctures along the way. 

3. You don't have to go it alone 

A panel discussion or co-presenter is completely embraced! 

4. Your session may be sponsored

Have a cooking demo? We'll look for a sponsor to make your session simply delicious. 

5. Exceptional PR

Our arsenal of dedicated content and marketing professionals will endeavor to promote your appearance, and provide you with the tools to do it, too. 

6. Thought leadership

Build your brand and flesh out your topic when providing a pre-show blog on our media sites. 

7. Free admission 

Presenting a session? Enjoy a complimentary conference education pass on us.

Inspire your industry! Submit an educational topic for Catersource and/or The Special Event 2023 being held live March 27–30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Deadline to submit is July 31, 2022. 


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