All proposals must include:
- Title (150 characters max)
- Length (60 or 75 minute sessions)
- Learning Objectives (2)
- Pre-requisites (2)
- Supplemental Reference Material (2)
- Speaker Names and Bios
- At least one corporate treasury and finance professional as lead or co-speaker*.
*The name of the corporate practitioner is not necessary for submission; however, there must be an indication of the type of practitioner that is planned for the speaking slot. All corporate practitioner information must be submitted by May 1, 2013.
AFP's Annual Conference is a non-commercial forum offering unbiased information to attendees. Sales pitches and distribution of marketing materials during the presentations are strictly prohibited. Proposals containing these items will be rejected.
Deadline for proposals: January 18, 2013. Proposals are selected by a panel of corporate treasury and finance practitioners. Applicants will be notified no later than March 15, 2013.
More Session Advice:
- 60-minute sessions should have at least two presenters from different organizations.
- 75-minute sessions may have up to three presenters, unless it is a panel discussion format. Sessions are allowed up to four practitioner panelists.
- All speakers must be from different organizations. If you cannot secure corporate co-speaker(s) by a specified date, AFP reserves the right to rescind its acceptance of your session.
- Only ONE financial institution representative or consultant is permitted per session.
- Complimentary conference registration for each speaker. As a nonprofit organization, AFP does not provide honoraria or travel expenses for presenters.
- CTP/CCM Recertification Credits for presenting a session on a topic covering cash/treasury management, finance or accounting. Speakers receive two CTP/CCM recertification credits for every 50 minutes of presentation. You may only claim credits once for a presentation although you may deliver it post-AFP conference multiple times during a renewal period.
- CPAs presenting a session are granted two CPE credits for presenting and one CPE credit for constructing the presentation materials.
Session Description should:
- Describe the problem, issue or objective and the solution implemented.
- Explain the strategic motivations for selecting the particular solution.
- Discuss cost savings and/or revenue enhancement; quality improvement; risk reduction; and improved efficiency and/or productivity.
Describes how the content will be delivered. Possible formats are:
- Case studies: Group of 1-3 presenters with a prepared visual presentation discussing a specific problem or issue and its solution, including its effect on revenue or increased efficiency.
- Intensive workshop: A half or full-day, more robust training on a specific topic or issue, led by an industry expert.
- Intensive session: A two-hour, in-depth discussion of the proposed topic.
- Lecture: One expert describes a new methodology, practice or system and a corporate practitioner with knowledge of the topic describes their experience with it.
- Panel discussions: Group of 3-4 corporate practitioner panelists presenting a topic from multiple perspectives and a moderator with a prepared visual presentation.
- Other: if other, please specify.
Learning Objectives should:
Describe what participants can expect to acquire from the session. Proposals without clear learning objectives will be rejected.
Identify knowledge, skills or experiences that are expected of session attendees.
Supplemental Reference Material should:
Consist of research studies, articles, books, web sites, checklists, templates, etc. that conference attendees can take with them and use as reference in addition to the presentation. Minimum of one take-away required per session.
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