Instructions on How to Submit a Speaking Proposal

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to present at the Learning Guild’s Learning & HR Tech Solutions 2024 Conference and Expo. Please read the information below before you complete the submission form.


Submit A Speaking Proposal

FAQs About Speaking at Learning & HR Tech Solutions 2024 Conference and Expo

What are the event dates?

The conference will be held Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday and Monday, April 21 and 22, 2024.

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When are speaking proposals due?

Proposals are due by Friday, August 18, 2023.

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Where is the event located?

Learning & HR Tech Solutions 2024 will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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What is Learning & HR Tech Solutions Conference and Expo all about?

Formerly known as Learning Solutions, Learning & HR Tech Solutions Conference and Expo brings learning and HR tech together to explore innovative tools, techniques, and ideas that will power the future of talent development, evolve the way we think and work, and unite learning and HR professionals to discover new possibilities for a more collaborative future.

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What is the program focus for Learning & HR Tech Solutions 2024?

The focus of this event is to explore various aspects of HR and L&D practices, strategies, technology, and instructional design to align them with organizational goals and drive growth, talent development, and performance. The conference aims to provide insights and practical approaches for attendees to enhance organizational performance, talent management, employee experience, development, and overall success. Potential speakers are encouraged to tailor their speaking proposals to address these key areas and contribute to the conference's overarching theme of optimizing HR and L&D practices for organizational excellence.

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Who is the target audience for Learning & HR Tech Solutions?

There are two primary audiences for Learning & HR Tech Solutions Conference and Expo.

  1. L&D Audience—These individuals typically include learning and development professionals, trainers, instructional designers, educators, talent development managers, and individuals interested in fostering personal and organizational growth through effective learning strategies.
  2. HR Audience—These individuals typically include professionals, practitioners, experts, and stakeholders within the field of HR, such as HR managers, directors, executives, recruiters, trainers, consultants, and employees involved in HR functions.

Note: Both L&D and HR audiences will be able to attend your session.

The program is structured to support team members at all levels, so regardless of your specific role, you’ll find practical solutions and approaches you can use immediately to solve your learning and HR tech challenges.

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What types and durations of sessions are offered at these events?

  • Optional one-day Pre-Conference Certificate Workshops will be held on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22.
  • Concurrent sessions will be held Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25. Session run times are either 45 or 60 minutes.
  • Both workshops and concurrent sessions may be offered as Hands-On Learning BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) sessions. For more details on the BYOD format, see the next point below.

Selected speakers will be assigned a slot by the Guild staff. If you have any scheduling conflicts, please note them on your submission form.

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What is Hands-On Learning BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)?

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. These sessions are hands-on and give participants an opportunity to actually work along with the presenter. These sessions may be either full-day workshops or 60-minute concurrent sessions.

Participants in BYOD sessions are expected to bring their laptops (or alternative devices, such as smartphones or tablets, as specified by the presenter) with the software being discussed already installed.

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Who is eligible to present at these events?

As a community-based organization, we welcome any and all proposals.

Vendors of eLearning or HR tech-related products and services will be considered; however, NO marketing or self-promotion is allowed. Sessions must be educational and informational in content. While not required, proposals that feature a case study with a client are strongly preferred.

Alternately, if you are interested in exhibiting at this event and want to find out about promotional opportunities, contact

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Are speakers compensated?

One free full-conference registration is provided per session. This free registration is given to the main presenter listed on the submission form. This registration cannot be shared or split. Presenters who are selected to conduct more than one session are given one free registration in total.

The first co-presenter (if applicable) will be able to register for the conference at a substantially discounted rate (no other discounts apply). This discount cannot be shared or split. For any additional co-presenters, normal conference registration fees and discounts will apply.

Full-day workshop presenters, in addition, may have their travel and hotel costs covered. They may also receive a fee based on workshop attendance.

NOTE: All presenters must be listed when you submit your proposal. Additional presenters cannot be added to your session without the approval of Guild staff.

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What is required of me as a speaker from a technical standpoint?

  • Speakers must provide their own laptop or tablet and any software needed to run their presentation. If you require Internet access, your device must be able to connect to Wi-Fi; hardwire connections are not available.
  • Standard AV provided includes computer projector, screen, speakers for the computer, and wireless access. Other AV equipment requested will be approved case-by-case.

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If selected as a speaker, what information and materials will I be asked to provide?

  • A photo for use on the event website and other event materials. Photos must be formatted to be a minimum of 300 DPI, 5 by 7 inches, and in TIFF, JPG, or PNG format.
  • Any audio visual (AV) requirements for your session(s).
  • OPTIONAL: Session materials that will be posted for event participants before, during, and after the event. (Concurrent sessions only; workshop materials will not be posted on the resource site.)

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How do I submit a proposal?

It’s simple. Use the online CFP form and complete all areas of the form. Completing a submission takes approximately 10 minutes. You may submit more than one proposal, but you must submit a separate form for each session proposed.

We recommend creating a draft of your proposal offline before entering it into the online CFP form. If you would like to do so, you can find a copy of the proposal form in Word format here.

If you need to exit the form without submitting, be sure to use the “save and continue later” function found at the top of the proposal form.

NOTE: If your browser or computer crashes while you’re in the process of filling out this form, you can contact the programming team at to get access to your partially completed survey.

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What resources are available to help me write a strong proposal?

We’ve created a document outlining examples of fictional strong proposals, as well as a few examples of proposals that would need a bit more work to be selected. You can download that PDF here.

Proposal Examples

It can also be helpful to work on a draft of your proposal offline. This allows you to take time with your answers as well as leverage spell check. You can download a Word document with the proposal questions here.

Proposal Sample Questions

Finally, if you have questions about your proposal ideas, feel free to reach out to the programming team at

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I have additional questions—who can I reach out to?

If you have any questions about the proposal form, these instructions, or the event, or if you are unsure whether your topic is appropriate for this event, please contact our programming team at

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