CULTIVATING MARKETING EXCELLENCE
questions & answers
Q1: Can you share the historical attendance information by percentage?
A1: See statistics below (click to enlarge).
Q2: From what I read in the proposal guideline, it's my understanding that the breakout sessions would be 60 minutes in length. And, you'll select one program that would be 60 to 90 minutes in length as well?
A2: There will be 15 breakout sessions, each 60 minutes in length, in addition to one presentation that will be 60-90 minutes in length. Please see page 3 in the Call for Speakers package as reference.
Q3: If we have done an SMPS speaking event previously, how necessary is it to have a video recording of our presenters to be considered?
A3: Yes, please still send a video recording if you have spoken at an SMPS event previously. We will have a mix of judges reviewing submissions that may not have had a chance to see you speak at the previous event.
Q4: What if the panelists and I don’t have a recent speaking experience on video available? Can we create a 60 second video of our proposal?
A4: Yes. If you do not have a recent speaking experience, please create a short 2-3 minute sample of your proposed presentation.
Q5: Can we use Ted X Talk content when using examples of our topic for audience discussion?
Q6: Will SMPS PRC create an app that features interactive polling for attendees to participate during the panel discussion?
A6: Not at this time, but it is something we may consider incorporating.
Q7: Is Part I of the proposal only the outline which includes the following: Topic, Format, Track, Abstract, Learning Outcomes, Target Audience, Supporting Media, Attendance Requirements and Previous Presentations? Is this section of the proposal limited to one page?
A7: Part 1 requires a response to each item individually including the Topic, Format, Track, Abstract, Learning Outcomes, Target Audience, Supporting Media, Attendance Requirements and Previous Presentations in addition to an Outline of your proposed presentation. The outline is separate from the other items and should focus on the specific details of your presentation. The outline is limited to 1 page, but the other items may extend beyond that.
Q8: Will there be a FTP site to upload my team’s proposal presentation video?
A8: There will not be an FTP site set-up. Please send via Dropbox or other cloud share platform.
Q9: If we use TEDx content does my team have to get permission to use it prior to PRC?
A9: Yes, please ensure that you have approval for any external content your team plans to use.