The RFP process serves to identify speakers for the 2018 Meetings Industry Council of Colorado (MIC) Educational Conference and Tradeshow March 13 and 14, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
MIC is excited to provide an exceptional learning experience rich in innovative ideas and solutions for our 1200+ Planner and Supplier attendees. You can learn more about this event by visiting www.mic-colorado.org.
The Program Committee will consider speakers who submit completed RFP’s and applicants may submit proposals for up to two topics.
We seek presenters who share cutting-edge ideas, inspire enlightening discussions and convey the fundamentals for growing our participants’ meetings and events. Hot Topics are identified based on our recent Meeting Professional survey, success of past events, timeliness, and relevance of topics to hospitality industry professionals.
Here are the ten hot topics will be looking for this year:
- Creating Authentic, Memorable and Impactful Event Experiences
- Future Meeting Trends
- Contingency Planning for Emerging Risks
- Identifying, Gathering and Using Data to Stay Relevant
- How New Technology & AV Will Drive Meeting Design
- Productivity Best Practices and Tech Tools
- Creating a Marketing Strategy for Your Event
- Ideas to Implementation-Executing on Your Strategy
- Turning Sponsorship into Brand Experiences
- Navigating Your Career Growth
- Provide high quality and engaging educational presentations.
- Engage attendees through audience participation and discussion.
- Provide a headshot, speaker biography, title, 3-4 sentence program description, three learner outcomes. These items will be used for marketing purposes.
- Room layout preference and basic AV needs.
- Ensure the session is not perceived as an infomercial (NO SELLING ALLOWED).
- Promote your participation in the event using social media outlets.
- Aggressively promote the event, speaker, and subject matter through a variety of 2017-2018 communication vehicles including, but not limited to:
- MIC Event Web Site
- Announcements at the 13 MIC organizations meetings throughout the year
- E-mail announcements
- Event and association social media channels
- Various articles and banner ads in hospitality media outlets
- Coordinate with speaker regarding special equipment and material needs for the event
- Upload all digital files of your presentation and materials to the event app and MIC-CO website. In an effort to be “green” we will not be photocopying materials for your session. If you feel that is necessary, please provide your own handouts.
Your proposal is valued and will be carefully considered by our MIC Programs Committee and organizers. The Program Committee will respond to your submission by November 15, 2017. We appreciate all submissions and if you are not selected for this upcoming program we welcome you to submit again for the following year.
Selected Speakers will be given a full MIC Conference Registration and a $500 honorarium. Out of town speakers (anyone outside of the Denver Metro Area) will be provided with a complimentary one-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown. Selected speakers from out of state will also be provided with complimentary airport transportation to/from DIA and potentially offered additional funds towards airfare. All incidental expenses are the Speaker’s responsibility.
How to Submit
- Bio (approximately 600 words or less) describing your credentials for speaking on this subject (academic, business, experience, professional training)
- A proposed PR blurb (approximately 150 words or less) which may be used on the website and other training event publicity.
- Three Learner Outcomes
- A brief outline of your presentation, including presentation style and format. Please describe what the audience will be doing during your program and how they will be involved and engaged with your content.
- A recent headshot
- Concurrent Room layout preference
- Basic AV needs