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HRC Super Early Bird deadline extended to 12/31/20

Super Early Bird Savings extended to December 31, 2020. Save $100! Take advantage of the largest savings offered for the Heartland Regional Conference in May 2021 in Milwaukee, WI.

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Are you ready to inspire?

The SMPS Build Business Conference Committee invites you to submit a proposal for Build Business 2021. The conference will take place from August 4–6, 2021, in-person with limited attendance and as a virtual conference.
Marketers and business developers have pivoted and focused as they faced many challenges this year. Now it’s time to R.I.S.E. together. For next year’s conference, we’re looking for relevant sessions to help conference participants and their firms continue to grow and thrive.

To see what we’re looking for, check our proposal instructions

Proposal submissions, including your video submission, are due by January 8, 2021. Each speaker also is required to submit a 500‐word conference summary on their topic as well as a two-minute video that conveys to attendees why they should attend your session by March 5, 2021. Submitters will be notified if they are selected or not selected to present at Build Business 2021 by February 15, 2021.

Have you heard a speaker you’d recommend for a Build Business session? If so, please forward this message and encourage them to submit a proposal.

P.S. If you're not interested in presenting but have an idea you'd like to share from session topics to the overall conference experience, we want to hear from you. Submit your idea (big or small).

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HRC Call for Speakers - Extended

How do you Dial It Up? We are seeking engaging programs for the 2021 Heartland Regional Conference that will be in held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 12-14, 2021. Submit your proposal on how you dial up business transformation through marketing leadership by December 4, 2020!

Programs should fit into:

  • The conference theme “Dial It Up!”, focusing on how attendees can take their firms and careers to the next level.
  • Exploring industry innovations, highlighting upcoming A/E/C trends and showcasing where the industry is moving in the future.
  • Offering strategies for individuals and firms to adapt to changes and challenges while thriving when they occur.

Topics should address one or more of the SMPS Six Domains of Practice: Market Research, Marketing Planning, Client and Business Development, Proposals, Promotional Activity, and Management. In addition, the conference would like to offer programs on career/personal growth.

Speakers selected to present at the 2021 Heartland Regional Conference will enjoy:

  • Full conference registration ($545) that includes all conference meals and sessions, as well as admission to the Wednesday social. Speakers are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals outside of conference events.
  • Reputation as an industry expert.
  • Exposure to a prospective audience of 200+ A/E/C leaders in attendance.
  • Opportunity to expand your network and build new business.
  • Opportunity to find additional speaking engagements with SMPS chapters and regional conferences.
  • Valuable presentation feedback to improve your speaking skills and content.

Deadline to submit: December 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST.

Click here for more information and to download the speaker packet.

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