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Conference Information


The Inspiring Women Leaders Conference (IWL) is dedicated to hosting exceptional speakers whose content is engaging, informative, and of the highest quality. Conference presentations should leave the attendee feeling inspired and motivated, armed with actionable take-aways, and applicable knowledge attendees can immediately apply to their personal or professional lives. If you are this type of speaker, we hope you will consider submitting a speaker application for the conference.

Keeping the safety and well-being of everyone in mind for the 5th Annual Inspiring Women Leaders Conference on March 8-9, 2022, we have devised a fun, unique, and interactive hybrid event. We will be combining the best from in-person and virtual platforms to provide an unforgettable experience for conference attendees.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the 2022 IWL Conference, please follow the instructions shown below. All applications will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and finalists will be contacted by November 19, 2022. We thank you for your interest.

2022 CONFERENCE THEME: Navigating the Future

The 5th Annual Inspiring Women Leaders Conference (IWL) will focus on actively creating a brighter future by building value in the connections and professional development offered. This year’s conference will center on where you are today and the vast possibilities that await as you Blaze Your Trail, Seek More Adventure and Discover New Strategies. With everyday lessons, there is the possibility to seize opportunities that come your way and remain optimistic as you navigate your future.

Guidelines


All sections of the application are required unless otherwise stated and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Due to the immense amount of work, it takes our conference programming committee to review submissions, we encourage speakers to review the application requirements prior to submitting so that you can submit a final application that will be reviewed. We are happy to answer questions anytime but will only be accepting applications during the designated deadlines communicated.

The purpose of the IWL Conference is about connecting, making a difference, and learning tips and techniques to help shape the attendee’s personal and professional success. We negotiate payment with our Keynote and General Session speakers, but breakout session speakers are not paid. All speakers are welcome to attend the conference and will receive a complimentary conference registration.

Session Topic


Please select a topic area and conference track you are interested in presenting.

Break free from your self- limitations, find your north star, and set the course of your life toward purpose and fulfillment.

Sessions will focus on topic areas such as:

Connections
Relationships
Belonging
DISC (other personality indicators)
Imposter syndrome

Decide to embrace change and leave your comfort zone to prepare for opportunities and future success.

Sessions will focus on topic areas such as:

Risk
Resilience
Adaptability
Habits
Transformation
Mastering Change in the Workplace
Crucial Conversations

Have an open mind, welcome new possibilities, and think creatively to unlock innovative solutions.

Sessions will focus on topic areas such as:

Disruptive Innovation
Evolving
Creative Thinking
Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Reinvention

Session Title


Titles should be concise and intriguing. Attendees will choose from three session titles for each speaker track. IWL reserves the right to re-title sessions and work with speakers to customize the talk title and content.

Please also make sure to provide a brief description of your presentation. Descriptions should be no more than 200 words. Suggested format: Describe the problem. State your solution. Describe the activities that will result in the learning outcomes below.

Format


General Sessions and Keynote Sessions are 60 minutes. Breakout speaker sessions are 75 minutes. Both time slots would include any introduction and time for questions and answers.

References


Please provide up to two references of past conferences at which you have presented at and can serve as a reference for the organizing committee.

Biography & Picture


Please submit your biography relevant to your qualifications for this conference. Your biography will be in the electronic conference program and posted on the conference website. Please submit up to 300 words in a written/narrative format and NOT a CV/resume. In the application, please make sure to submit a color head shot of 300 dpi or higher in resolution as a .png or .jpeg. Pictures embedded in the biography will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives


The IWL Conference is an interactive learning platform and designed for attendees to learn applicable leadership and business skills. In the application, please make sure to indicate 2-3 specific learning outcomes from attending the session.

Electronic Submission


To be considered as a speaker for the conference, all applications must be submitted no later than November 5, 2021 and only electronic submissions will be accepted.

SPEAKER APPLICATION

General Questions


Contact lpbrown@ufl.edu or (352) 294-0856