The more you plan for your proposal, the better you'll be able to communicate the important and valuable elements of it in your submission.
Before you start the submittal process:
- Identify the session goal(s): Determine exactly what attendees will take away from the session.
Create measurable and achievable learning objectives: Identify specific outcomes attendees will achieve through the session. Determine the content required to meet the objectives.
- Draft an outline of your session: Determine topic areas and interactive activities to meet learning objectives, and confirm you have sufficient time to cover the planned materials.
Determine how the attendee will engage and interact during your presentation: Create meaningful interactions that facilitate the attendees' learning and meet the objectives. Interactivity can be an activity or assignment, simply asking questions or leading a discussion. Actively engaged attendees will take away more from your session.
As you fill out the online submission form, keep these things in mind:
- Session titles are the easiest, and most often overlooked aspect of promoting a session. Session titles need to describe exactly what the course is about, and grab the attendee's attention to make them want to find out more.
- Proposal Narrative - Three hundred (300) words is not a lot to describe a session, so be clear and concise. Highlight the key topics to be covered, how the information will be presented and the benefits to the attendee.
- Finding the Right Fit - Think about who would benefit from your presentation. Does it apply to all audience types? Consider the most pressing issues facing most parking and mobility professionals today.
- Delivery Mode - If you have selected an interactive session, describe how the audience will participate in your session. This can include activities, discussions, interactions, visual aids, takeaways or technology that will allow attendees to engage in the session, with the materials, or with each other.
- Multiple Speakers - For sessions with multiple speakers, determine the roles and content and how each speaker will engage.
Taking the time to plan out your submission before beginning the online process will ensure that you've been concise, clear and can increase your chances for being selected as a presenter. The online form will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete and we recommend you have your professional headshot and 75 word bio handy as you will need to upload both with your form. Click here
to download a copy of the online submission form questions to prepare in advance – and good luck!
Note: You will be able to edit, review, resubmit your presentation(s) through the Application Service Center until October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT. You will receive an email providing your login information immediately upon submitting. The IPMI Conference Program Task Force will not be accessing or reviewing submissions until after October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT.