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The Program Committee for the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) – NILG 2022 National Conference is seeking speakers who will innovatively and effectively address topics involving affirmative action, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), equal employment opportunity (EEO), and other areas of interest to Conference attendees in keeping with our theme of “BE THE BEACON OF CHANGE”.
The Conference is the premier meeting ground for EEO, affirmative action, HR compliance, and DEI representatives. Practitioners from business, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations attend this annual conference to hear from recognized experts as well as from leaders at federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
We are looking for new topics and fresh perspectives on EEO compliance and affirmative action efforts, and for how to drive change through DEI initiatives. We are especially interested in presentations from employer representatives and experts who have not previously spoken at a NILG National Conference.
The Conference intends to present basic affirmative action, EEO, and regulatory compliance content. We also want to move beyond the basics and consider DEI and specialized topics that can help participants “be the beacon of change” within their organizations. Among the topics and themes where we are looking for presenters are the followin
The Conference will be held at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. The Conference is recognized as one of the preeminent annual conferences for EEO, affirmative action, HR compliance, and DEI professionals. We are looking for speakers and participants to come and Be the Beacon of Change.
If you are interested in presenting at the Conference, please click the “submission form” link at the end of this document.
We are seeking presentations for pre-conference and regular conference sessions.
You may submit multiple proposals; however, in most cases speakers will be selected for one Conference presentation only. In addition, we may limit the number of presentations from an organization in order to ensure a diverse array of perspectives. Priority in selection will be given to novel and innovative presentations and to presentations by employees of federal contractors. Program Committee Chairs may authorize limited exceptions.
Completed proposals MUST be received by no later than end of day on December 17, 2021. Proposals received after 11:59 PM EST will not be considered.
Pre-Conference presentation sessions will be 75 minutes. The session length for the Main Conference will also be 75 minutes. Speakers should either allow audience questions during their session or leave time for questions at the end to encourage interactive workshops.
All speakers at the Conference shall have the primary objective of providing materials of educational, developmental, and/or strategic value to Conference attendees. Each session must have tangible takeaways for attendees. Presentations MUST NOT include any overt solicitation on behalf of any individual, vendor, product, or commercial activity.
References to Materials
If speakers reference materials published by other organizations, they must receive approval to include the detail in their materials. Speakers are responsible for dealing with all copyright issues.
Speaker Submission Deadlines
Speakers MUST adhere to all submission deadlines set by the Conference Program Committee. Failure to submit requested materials or meet any submission deadlines may result in materials not being distributed to attendees, revocation of a speaker’s complimentary Conference registration fee, and/or revocation of the speaker’s selection to present at the Conference or future NILG National Conferences.
If a selected speaker cannot attend the Conference, the Conference Program Committee asks for a 60-day notice so that the speaker’s slot can be replaced.
Failure by a speaker to appear at the Conference will mean that the speaker’s session will be cancelled. Speakers may not substitute another speaker without express written consent of the Conference Program Committee chairs.
Speakers should adhere to business casual attire.
Speakers should be able to use microphones, laptop computers, and other tools required for their presentations.
The Conference is sensitive to the needs of speakers who require any type of special accommodations. A request for accommodation will have no negative impact on the selection process.
Opportunities are available for speakers to be formal Exhibitors at the Conference. If a speaker’s organization is also interested in exhibiting at the Conference, please contact Michael Wade at email@example.com.
We strive to offer a balanced schedule of programs to address current and emerging topics in the EEO, affirmative action, regulatory compliance, and DEI fields. Speakers should propose topics that will meet the needs and interests of Conference attendees. We are looking for new and innovative topics as well as presentations by employer representatives who can speak to the effective implementation of affirmative action, EEO and DEI in their organizations and communities. Presentations may include practical, immediately applicable work tools or innovative ideas that give Conference attendees insights into how to cope with ongoing changes in the regulatory environment and in the workplace.
There is no requirement that speakers have presented before at a NILG National Conference. We welcome newcomers! Our goal is to find the most effective speakers who can provide interesting, thought-provoking, valuable information to attendees.
The Conference Program Committee will select speakers for the Conference based on the speaker’s presentation abstract, speaker evaluations from previous events, the importance of the subject matter, and the content balance that the presentation may bring to the Conference. The Conference Program Committee intends to limit each presenter to a single session unless multiple sessions by a presenter significantly enhance the Conference program. The Conference Program Committee will give particular weight to presentations by employer representatives and to presentations that are novel and innovative.
Participation in Conference planning or acting as a sponsor or exhibitor DOES NOT guarantee selection as a speaker.
There is no guarantee that if speakers who presented at a prior Conference or Conferences will be selected as a speaker for the 2022 Conference.
The Conference Program Chairs will notify approved speakers by on or about January 31, 2022. The Conference Program Committee reserves the right to select all speakers for the Conference and to withdraw offers to speak at the Conference.
Interested presenters will need to provide the information on the Submission Form.
SUBMISSION FORM SAMPLE – ALL FIELDS ARE MANDATORY
Entering your Submission
Please click on the link COMPLETE ONLINE CALL FOR PRESENTERS FORM below to complete your submission. We will be accepting submissions until December 17, 2021.
Presenter/Panelist #2 (if applicable)
Enter the same information as requested for Presenter/Panelist #1
Panelist #3 (if applicable)
Enter the same of information as requested for Panelist #1
Moderator (if applicable)
Enter the same information as requested for Panelist #1
All Presentation Content Fields are mandatory submission fields. If a Presentation Content Field is not completed the submission will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
Photo/headshot will be required to be submitted as part of a speakers’ acceptance of the Committee’s offer to present at the Conference.
I understand that, if selected to present at the NILG 2022 National Conference, the NILG may record my session and may post that recording on its website and that the recording would then be publicly available. I also understand that the NILG will use the photo I provide for purposes of promoting the Conference.
By acknowledging below, I irrevocably consent to and authorize the reproduction, publication and/or any other use by the NILG and its licensees and assignees of any video/audio/photographs created for or at the NILG 2022 National Conference, in whole or in conjunction with other video/audio/photographs in any medium currently existing or hereinafter created and for any lawful purpose, including illustration, promotion, advertising or web content, without any royalty or compensation to me.
I assign the NILG any and all rights of ownership to any video/audio/photographs, tapes, transparencies or digital files created for or at the NILG 2022 National Conference and agree that the NILG has full right to copyright, use and publish the same in broadcast, print and/or electronically, with full right of lawful disposition in any manner.
I waive any right to notice, inspection or approval of any use of the video/audio/photographs which the NILG may make or authorize at the NILG 2022 National Conference, and I release NILG from any claim or liability arising from or in connection with NILG’s use of any of these video/audio/photographs or any alteration, processing or use of these materials in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise.
I acknowledge and consent to the foregoing:
Name ___________________________________ Date ___________________________________
I certify that all the information provided is correct and I authorize the NILG 2022 National Conference to use this proposal and all information contained herein for the purposes of review and consideration for selection as a Conference presenter. I acknowledge that I have read all instructions and will adhere to all deadlines, including submission of materials, if my proposal is selected. I agree that I will provide my presentation to the NILG no later than June 24, 2022. I also acknowledge that failure to timely submit materials may result in revocation of my complimentary conference registration and/or my selection to present at the NILG 2022 National Conference or future NILG National Conferences.
Name ___________________________________ Date ___________________________________
Information, questions, or concerns with regard to the speaker protocol, please contact the Conference Program Committee at NILGConference@gmail.com.