SWLS 2018 Request for Speaker Proposals 

Thank you for your interest in sharing your expert knowledge with the ATD Dallas Chapter members at the 18th Annual Southwest Learning Summit being held on Thursday, August 23, 2018.  

The Southwest Learning Summit is the premiere one-day conference for talent development professionals in the greater Dallas/Ft.Worth region. 

Proposals are due no later than Friday March 30, 2018. The selection process will begin on April 2. Proposal submitters will be contacted with a decision by June. For those selected to present, your final presentation and participant materials will be expected by Monday, July 2 for review by the committee. Thank you again for your interest in presenting at the Southwest Learning Summit!

Speaker Benefits

  • Receive complimentary event registration (if selected)
  • Gain visibility to industry professionals
  • Share you knowledge with participants that enjoy learning
  • Further your professional development
  • Network with peers
  • Have a GREAT TIME!

There are 4 tracks: (For more details, refer to ATD Dallas Tracks)

Talent Management
  • Talent Assessment/Succession Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Talent Mobility 

Organizational Development
  • Performance Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Learning Solutions
  • Learning Technology
  • Design and Delivery
  • Knowledge Management 

Managing Learning Programs and Teams
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evaluating Learning Impact

Proposals are due no later than Friday March 30, 2018. To submit an RFP, please fill out the form below. If you are interested in speaking on a panel, please email swls@tddallas.org and provide the following:

  • Name
  • Contact information 
  • Area of Expertise/ Potential track topic 
  • Years of TD Experience 

If you have questions about this request for proposals, or about the Southwest Learning Summit, please contact swls@tddallas.org.


ATD Dallas Leadership Team & SWLS Committee

Session proposals have the greatest chance of being selected if the session:

  • Subject matter involves current topics with relevance to industry professionals
  • Presentation engages the audience through interaction, case studies, or hands-on activities
  • Presents "best practice" concepts that participants can adapt to their business needs
  • Proposal submitted by consultants includes a local business partner for team presentation

For more tips, watch the video below!


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