April 15-17, 2024   |    Austin, TX

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Conclave 2024 Speaker Proposal

Thank you for your interest in speaking! The speaker proposal timeframe is now closed. This form will remain live for speakers who’ve received a special invitation to speak at this year’s Conclave in Austin, TX, April 15-17, 2024. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested in your options, please contact Lauren Johansen, Director of Membership, at [email protected].

All proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:  

  • The overall quality of the proposal, including completeness of the form
  • Timeliness and relevance of the topic to the American Gem Society (AGS) community 
  • Experience and/or presentation skill(s) of proposed speaker(s)
  • Attendee feedback on topic and/or speaker based on previous event surveys  

While writing the description of your session, please consider who should attend your session, why they should attend, and the things they will learn.

Co-Presenter Information

If you do not have a co-presenter, please skip this section.

PLEASE NOTE: Sessions are limited to two presenters or are otherwise defined as a panel.

Panelist Information

If you do not have panelists, or are still confirming your panelists, please skip this section. Panels are limited to a maximum of one moderator and three panelists.

PLEASE NOTE: The individual submitting the proposal is responsible for finding, confirming, and coordinating their panelists for the session. Additionally, they are accountable for managing all aspects of the session, including logistics, communications, and content creation.

Panelist #1 Information

Panelist #2 Information

Panelist #3 Information

Session Information

Key Takeaways
Specify three key takeaways attendees will garner from your session.

Speaker Concessions

Standard speaker concessions are listed below. If your proposal is selected, AGS will review and formally offer you concessions based on available resources. If you are seeking a fee or honorarium for speaking, that must be included in the field below prior to the proposal selection. Upon approval of speaker(s), the concessions are as follows:

  1. One session – AGS member
    1. One-day complimentary registration, or
    2. Full registration at speaker rate
  2. One session – non-member
    1. One-day complimentary registration, and
    2. Travel reimbursement of $300
  3. Two or more sessions – AGS member or non-member
    1. Complimentary full registration, and
    2. Travel reimbursement of $300 (if sessions are the same day), or $500 (if sessions are on different days)
  4. One or more panels – AGS member or non-member
    1. One-day complimentary registration, or
    2. Full registration at early bird rate

Speaker Expectations

By submitting this proposal, I agree to meet all posted dates and deadlines. I understand that if deadlines are missed, AGS reserves the right to make adjustments or cancel my session. My session speaker(s), title, and description must be detailed, complete, and finalized. By submitting my proposal to speak at the AGS Conclave, I agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. I will submit my presentation materials (presentation deck, handouts, etc.) utilizing the approved template and guidelines no later than March 11, 2024, for upload to the Conclave site and mobile app.
  2. If requested, I will submit an abstract of my session per the guidelines for inclusion in the annual recertification exam no later than April 5, 2024.
  3. If my session is selected:
    1. AGS reserves the right to schedule my session during normal conference hours. I understand that the scheduled time is final and cannot be changed.
    2. I understand that I will be required to execute a Speaker Agreement before my session is confirmed.
    3. The Speaker Agreement includes editorial, recording, reproduction of materials, and distribution authorization, among other provisions.

Join us at Conclave and help to shape the future of our industry. Submit your speaker proposal now and seize this opportunity to inspire and empower the AGS community.

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Thank you for your submission!

We have received your Proposal.