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NAPO2018 Retreat Call for Presentations- Instructions
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Call for Presentations Instructions and Rules

Submission Instructions

For an outline of the submission site form, please click here to download the complete submission process instructions. The instructions will be helpful in gathering the required information to submit a complete proposal.


The Review Process

The conference submissions are peer reviewed and selected by the NAPO2018 Conference Program Committee. The committee members review each submission and assign an overall rating. The committee then holds conference calls to discuss the aggregate ratings, asses the rankings, and make their final selections.

In order to ensure a fair and impartial speaker selection process for the NAPO2018 Retreat, the following guidelines are followed:

  • Committee members submitting proposals to speak at conference will not rate their own submissions and therefore will not affect the aggregate rankings upon which session selection is made.
  • Committee members will be asked to sign a conflict of interest statement upon joining the Committee, stating that they will disclose any potential conflicts of interest during the selection process that could compromise their objectivity and that they will either be impartial or excuse themselves from relevant conversations.

Reviewers will consider the following criteria when rating each submission:


Proposal Submission

  • Content
  • Spelling and Grammar - Please note: If the session is selected, the information from your submission is copied directly from the submission site and used on the conference website, registration site, and submission site. It should be well written and professional.

Video Submission

  • Speaker presence
  • Speaking ability
  • Video

Session Selection and Assignments

The committee reviews the submissions and makes final selections 3-4 weeks after the submission site closes. Speakers will receive an email notifying them if their session was accepted or declined approximately 4-6 weeks after the site closes.


Each concurrent session time block consists of four concurrent sessions, one for each conference track. Session times are assigned by the Conference Program Committee based on the tracks and available time slots. Although we do not take requests for specific days, consideration is made for religious holidays or observance days. If you cannot present on a specific day of the conference for religious reasons, you will be able to indicate this in your submission.


If your session is accepted, you will receive a speaker contract with the date and time of your session, a checklist of the items you'll need to submit to NAPO HQ, and pertinent deadlines.

Click here to view a sample contract. 



Speaker Compensation

NAPO2018 speaker compensation are based on involvement in the Organizing and Productivity industry.


Industry Related Professionals

An industry related professional is defined as a member of NAPO or one of its affiliates OR any individual currently eligible for membership to NAPO or one of its affiliate organizations.


Speaker/Session Type


Concurrent session

Maximum of two speakers per session, complimentary conference registration ($650 value based on Regular Member Registration Rate)

 Panel Moderator  Complimentary Conference Registration
 Panelist 50% off conference registration - maximum of 4 panelists 

Concurrent session with more than 2 speakers

50% off conference registration for each speaker ($325 value)

More than one session

Speakers selected for two sessions will receive the highest benefit for the first session and a check for half of the benefit for the second

  • One Concurrent session and panelist: complimentary registration and a check for $200
  • Two Concurrent sessions: Complimentary registration and a check for $325

Non-Industry Professionals

Those who are not currently in the organizing and productivity industry, or affiliate industries, will receive the non-industry related honorarium.

Speaker/Session Type


Concurrent session

Maximum of two speakers per session, $650 honorarium per speaker

Concurrent session with more than two speakers

$325 for each speaker 

 Panel Moderator $650 honorarium 
 Panelist $200 per panelist - maximum of 4 

More than one Concurrent session

$650 honorarium for the first session and $325 for the second


Speaker compensation is non-negotiable. By submitting a proposal for NAPO2018 you agree to accept the benefit for which you are qualified as outlined above.


Click here for an example of presenter information format for presentation submission.


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