Call for Proposals

The National Association of Credit Management will hold its 119th Credit Congress & Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri from May 17-20, 2015.

Please fill out the following form to submit abstracts, proposed sessions and communications pertaining to participation in the program. Submissions must be made using this form. Please submit ideas by September 20, 2014. Any proposals that are incomplete or are received after this date will not be considered.

Though we greatly appreciate each contribution, we unfortunately cannot reply to each one due to the high volume of proposals received. Only if we wish to discuss a speaking opportunity will we contact you.

* Speaker's Name: * Title: * Company: * Address 1: * City: Address 2: * State: * Zip: * Phone Number: * Fax Number: * E-mail: Contact person's information: (If different from the speaker.)

Session Details:

Session Title: Outline: Enter a brief abstract and an outline citing your main (at least 3) points. Please provide the following additional information: Which education track(s) best describes the main focus of your presentation? Legal Environment of Credit Credit & Technology Credit Management Financial Analysis International Credit Business Skills Other (please specify) * How would you categorize the content level of your proposed session? (Required to be considered.) Basic Intermediate Advanced Update Please list the name of at least 2 events for which you were a presenter (for NACM or another credit professional audience.) Previous speaking engagements: Biography: You may upload a separate document here.

Speaker Terms

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Tips for Getting Selected

1. New Material/Topics – Credit Congress is about sharing new information, new approaches, and best practices with the credit community. We have a responsibility to present fresh topics, cutting-edge subjects and essential resources; therefore, first priority will be given to never-before presented topics/presentations.

2. Focus on the topic at hand, not products or services. Attendees expect to learn how to build or expand upon their business credit knowledge—NOT listen to sales.

3. Attendees respect speakers with hands-on experience. DO submit people with practical, relevant experience from CEO on down. DO NOT submit sales or marketing people who want to promote a product.

4. Our goal is to feature speakers who are objective and dynamic, who will work with us to educate their peers. Where appropriate, include your competitors and customers in your proposal. We strive for unbiased, balanced sessions that bring together the best sources in the industry to speak on a specific topic, regardless of affiliation.

5. Be prepared to commit your speaker to the presentation. Once a given speaker is accepted, no substitutions will be allowed. Remember, that speaker's name is on the brochure and the web site, so we have to deliver what we publish.

6. Be prepared to deliver presentation materials on time. Late and changed materials will not be accepted. NACM reserves the right to replace any speaker who does not submit final materials on time. Late and changed materials are a significant source of audience dissatisfaction. Help us meet the customer's expectations.

If Your Proposal Is Accepted...

You agree to meet any deadlines including agreeing to provide an electronic copy of your presentation. You may not be permitted to speak if we have not received and reviewed your presentation in advance of the conference. Our audience expects quality presentations and they deserve to hear from speakers who have put time and effort into their sessions.

I will present/moderate I suggest the following speaker to present * Have you presented this topic elsewhere? Yes No If yes, provide a paragraph listing when, where and references. Presentation Format Preference 1.5 hour Breakout Session 3 hour Breakout Session Roundtable (material works best in smaller groups) 2-part Session (requires at least two 3 hour slots - sessions cannot stand alone) 2-part Session (requires at least two 3 hour slots - sessions can stand alone) Proposed co-speakers for your presentation (Co-speakers must be notified before submitting their names.) Co-speaker 1 Co-speaker 2 Name: Company: Phone: Email: Name: Company: Phone: Email:

Speaker Handouts & Information

If your presentation is selected, you will be required to:
- Submit a 50-word speaker bio and session description that can be used to promote the presentation
- Submit a professional handout by a set date to which NACM will have copy and distribution rights.
I understand that I am required to register for the 2015 NACM Credit Congress.*

Speaker Information:

image Adaptable (Can be modified to fill a 1.5 or 3 hour slot) Panel Discussion I understand and agree that I am responsible for paying my travel/housing -related expenses for attending the Credit Congress. NACM cannot fund expenses for all speakers/panelists and relies on volunteer participants from its membership to enhance the quality of the conference.* I further acknowledge that I must supply my complete session description suitable for publication when requested, as well as my bio and session handouts by given deadlines.* I understand that I will not be contacted unless NACM wishes to speak about your proposal or wishes to extend a speaking invitation.*