Conference Education Policies and Procedures
ASTD conference education programs are learning experiences and as such are noncommercial. Speakers should refrain from using brand names and endorsing specific products. Under no circumstances should a Society podium be used as a place for direct promotion of a speaker's product, service, or monetary self-interest. Speakers also must refrain from overt statements, harsh language, or pointed humor that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group.
ASTD continues to seek and provide a balanced slate of speakers with a diversity of backgrounds, viewpoints, and organizational affiliations.
Honoraria, Travel Expenses & Complimentary Registration
As a nonprofit educational association, ASTD does not pay an honorarium for concurrent session presentations at the International Conference & Exposition or TechKnowledge® Conference. Speakers must also cover all of their individual travel and living expenses. One complimentary registration per session is provided which is equal to the value of the registration fee. Additional speakers may register for the full conference at their own expense or receive a Session-Only Pass which will provide admission to their session and to the Expo floor. Complimentary registrations are non-transferrable.
Preconference workshop speakers have the option of receiving a $600 honorarium or a complimentary conference registration for delivering a one-day workshop and $300 for a half-day workshop.
Number of Speakers Limit
Pre-conference workshops are limited to two speakers. Concurrent sessions are also limited to two speakers. Panels are limited to four panelists plus one moderator for a total of five. Exceptions to these limits must be approved by ASTD.
Speakers are limited to delivering one session only with the exception of repeated sessions. Speakers may also serve on a panel in addition to delivering one session.
Proposal Submission Limit
Each individual or organization may submit up to two concurrent session proposals each plus one workshop proposal. Any proposals submitted in excess of this limit will be deleted from the system based on the date of submission. Please submit your very best proposals and coordinate with your colleagues when submitting from large organizations. If a proposal is applicable in more than one track, please make a note in your description rather than submitting it multiple times.
Only one proposal per company or individual speaker will be selected.