Call for Speakers

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2024

NAMA is now accepting presentation proposals for The NAMA Show 2025. Every attendee at The NAMA Show has valuable knowledge that can help advance convenience services as a whole. We invite you to be a thought leader and share your expertise in Las Vegas. If speaking interests you, then here are a few guidelines you can reference when completing your submission:

A quality presentation . . .

  • Contains practical information that will help operators gain revenue, gain efficiencies, and/or meet their business objectives.
  • Covers a new, specific topic relevant to convenience services.
  • Speaks to one of these target audiences:
    • Business leadership.
    • Operations directors.
    • Sales or marketing professionals.
    • Technology specialists.
    • New operators.
  • Does not promote products, slam companies, or detail pricing. Any speaking proposal focused on product promotion will be disqualified. Discussion about general product categories is acceptable if there is clear intent to educate and not sell.

A quality speaker . . .

  • Knows their session’s intended audience and engages with attendees. More information is retained when interactivity is a part of a lesson.
  • Is collaborative in every sense of the word. This includes collaborating with panelists for an engaging conversation about all angles of a topic. This also includes collaborating with NAMA to ensure all learning objectives and deadlines are met.
  • Has a passion to present.

A few additional notes . . .

  • As always, participation in The NAMA Show education is an unpaid, voluntary speaking opportunity.
  • Education sessions are 50 minutes long. A longer time block of 110 minutes may be considered if the submission details why it is necessary.
  • Speakers from adjacent industries are welcome to apply. Adjacent industries include representation of various environments that convenience services may benefit (hospitality, health care, universities, transportation centers, community living, etc.). Expertise from this angle will help operators continue the examples set in Imagination Way: business expansion beyond the norm in order to deepen connections with clients and consumers.
  • Submissions not pertaining specifically to the The NAMA Show audience are subject to prescreening by NAMA's Education Department before advancing to the review process.
  • All submitters will be contacted by the end of January 2025.

Don’t want to present but have a topic to suggest or a speaker to recommend? Please let us know!

Thank you for your interest in submitting a speaking proposal. If you have questions, please email Eric Larson, NAMA's senior manager of education, at [email protected].