TIPS

HELPFUL TIPS FOR SELECTION

Thank you for submitting to present at IASA! The speaker selection process is highly competitive, attracting top talent from across the country. To ensure you have the most successful submission possible, we’ve created some friendly tips for you to keep in mind during your preparation and submission process. Thank you again for submitting to present at IASA. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submission.

Title

Short and sweet is best.  Titles with seven or fewer words are ideal. Create a marketing-worthy title that is memorable, catchy, and directly relates to your subject matter. Think of the title as the headline to your presentation. If your title appeared as a headline in your favorite professional magazine or website, would you read on it or click on it?

Abstract/Description

Write this as though your session is being promoted in an ad or a trade journal. Be succinct, but use powerful and common industry phrases and keywords. We aren’t looking for sessions that have been heavily circulated in other venues. How is your session different? How is it evolving the “story” or topic? Be sure to lean into the latest, late-breaking news, trends, and research on the subject, so it is as timely and relevant as possible. Don’t forget to check your writeup for grammatical errors and typos. It’s always a good practice to have someone else proofread. If you have in-house marketing communications staff, perhaps you can ask them to review your title and session for its marketability and potential editorial issues.

Delivery Type

IASA Xchange and OnPOINT as striving to create the best event experience for members and attendees. We aren’t seeking hours upon hours of seminar- or lecture-style sessions. How can your session be different and engage our audience? Workshop-style sessions are highly appealing. Panel presentations with the industry’s top experts that engage audiences are good to have. Sessions that tackle and solve — with audience participation — real industry issues and challenges have a high likelihood of selection. Priority consideration will be given to 30-minute sessions with a single speaker/presenter.

Helpful Submission Tips

  • Have all materials on-hand before you submit
  • Submit well in advance of the deadline in case you encounter issues
  • Confirm co-presenters or other panelists early to allow them time to prepare and gather their information, as well, in advance of the deadline
  • Have all desired presenters confirmed before submitting a speaking proposal
  • Be thorough but succinct

CPE Policies

For information on IASA’s e-learning webinar series CPE refund, cancellation, and complaint resolution policies, see our e-Learning Center CPE landing page. All webinars are on basic subject matter with no prerequisites required to attend.

IASA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.