The BID Conference has a strong commitment to providing opportunities for our conference participants to interact, converse, and learn from one another. Built into the conference program are session types that are designed specifically to promote interactions among participants and nonprofit and philanthropy leaders.
Before submitting your presentation proposal, please carefully review each Session Types and Session Topics descriptions. Once you have reviewed the options, select the format that you feel is most conducive to showcasing your work when you submit your proposal.
Do you have an idea for a session that you would like to present at the BID Conference? If so, we invite you to contribute to the BID's Presenters program. Your input and participation will ensure the BID Programs Committee considers a broad and rich spectrum of topics and speakers.
Conference session proposals can be submitted for two categories:
1. Plenary Sessions:
2. Workshop sessions:
Conference sessions are presented in two formats:
Plenary Panel - Morning session is 75-minutes long from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Workshop - Each concurrent session is 75-minutes long, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, with 15 -20 attendees
Have a topic is relevant to nonprofit fund development professionals today? Submit.
BID will supply the evaluations for your sessions, but we will need your help in administering the evaluations to your audience. We collect and tabulate the evaluations on the day of the BID Conference, and will share the results of your evaluations with you via email roughly two weeks after the conferece.
More information on how the evaluation process works will be provided to workshop presenters when they check-in on the conference day.
To submit a conference session proposal, complete the online Presenter Proposal form.
We accept unsolicited session and speaker proposals through the online Presenter Proposal Form only.
The BID Programs Committee will review all proposals to find those which are most most relevant to nonprofit professionals in the fund development field and also suitable to the format of our events. This review generally takes 3-4 weeks.
Once our Programs Committee has made their final decisions, we will notify each person via email whether their proposal was accepted for the BID Conference or not.
If your proposal is accepted, the final step in the process is to have any co-presenters register for the event on this website. We will email you with information about how to register co-presenters at the appropriate time. We require every individual attending our events to register for security reasons, and to ensure we have adequate food, water and other supplies. This will also help your co-presenters receive email updates from the BID Planning Committee leading up to the conference, including directions, schedule and other notices. If you are presenting your session alone, this step is not required and you’re all set until the day of the event!
If a proposal is accepted, any speaker invited to present will be provided a complementary BID Conference registration and honorarium.
One of BID's top priorities is ensuring our conferences represent the topics and issues most relevant to our attendees. We, therefore, solicit agenda contributions from our nonprofit community. By including the ideas of those involved in the field, we ensure a broad, rich, and relevant spectrum of topics and speakers are represented on the conference agenda.
The BID Planning Committee will assign you a time, date and location for your session and will notify you once all assignments have been determined.
BID cannot guarantee attendance, particularly if the information and speakers were used in previous events. If you presented at a BID conference in the past, we highly recommend that you do not present the same content with the same speakers. You can help increase attendance by promoting your session using a pre-conference mailing and your own marketing vehicles (emails, tweets, sharing BID's FaceBook posts, table top handouts, etc.)
Please email your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org . Bring your presentation to the conference on a flashdrive. After the conference, we may post your presentation on BID's website so participants can continue to study and learn. Each presenter should have completed the form to permit or deny permission to post their presentation.
Presenters will receive complementary registration for the Breakin' It Down Conference., which includes breakfast and lunch.
Rooms will be set with projection equipment and white board. You will need to bring your own laptop and dongle if you use a Mac.
We recommend that the presenter arrives 30 minutes early to set up the presentation and ensure the room is set properly.
Our standard A/V set up DOES NOT include podium access to the Internet.
Lavalier mics are expensive because each one needs someone to offer technical assistance to operate them. We organize this conference on a very tight budget and cannot affort lavalier mics. We sincerely hope you understand.
We want your part of 2019 Breakin' It Down Conference to be a phenomenal success. We will contact you to coordinate your session. We also hope that you will help promote your session. Please use our event Media Kit to help spread the word about the conference and your participation.
We will make every effort to collect feedback from attendees.
No, we do not. But speaking at the BD Conference is great visibility for you and your organization.
All BID Presenters understands that they must acknowledge the source of third party presentation material used in his/her presentation or workshop by giving credit to the author of the material. If Presenter’s presentation includes copyrighted material created and/or owned by a third party, Presenter understands that they must acknowledge through footnotes and/or verbal reference that the cited material is not their own. Presenter understands that violating these practices constitutes plagiarism and copyright infringement and could result in them not being invited to speak at future BID events and possible legal liability.
Presenter represents and warrants that: (1) Presenter is the owner of all proprietary rights, including any copyrights the presentation and presentation materials and the presentation and presentation materials have not been and will not be copied in whole or in part from any other work; (2) Presenter has obtained all required permission or copyright clearances necessary for the use of any third-party material in the presentation and presentation material, and (3) neither the presentation or presentation material nor its use will infringe upon or violate any rights of any third party.
For the right to speak at the Breakin' It Down Conference ("BID") and for other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which the Presenter acknowledges, the Presenter irrevocably grants to the BID Planning Committee, its assigns, licensees and successors the right to photograph, publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, digitize, display, copyright, license, transfer, reproduce, translate, modify, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, their image, likeness, name, biographical information, actions, performance, voice, conversations and material spoken or otherwise provided by the Presenter to the BID and the BID Planning Committee in connection with the BID Conference delivered by the Presenter, for educational, promotional or other purposes that support BID’s mission, vision, and purpose.
If proposal is selected, a Presenter's Agreement will be provided by BID for signature .