What are the upcoming event dates and locations?
- March 18-20, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
- September 30 – October 2, 2013 at Rancho Las Palmas
- March 31-April 2, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
- October 6-8, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Aviara
When are speaking proposals due?
- Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis for all CLO events. Most event agendas will be completed no later than 6 months prior to the start of the event.
What is the purpose of the CLO Symposium?
Since its inception, the CLO Symposium has become the most respected live-conference event for learning leaders—those corporate executives who oversee learning and development initiatives for their enterprises’ workforce, customers, suppliers and partners. With an agenda built by the editors of Chief Learning Officer magazine, the CLO Symposium has evolved into the preferred meeting place for learning executives and their corporate peers. What began as a conference has quickly become a community.
What is the target audience?
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Learning Officer
- SVP/VP of Learning and Development
- SVP/VP of Talent Management
- SVP/VP of Global Human Resources
- Director of Learning
- Director of Workforce Development
- Senior Manager of Learning and Development
How is the event structured?
The CLO Symposium consists of keynote presentations, the CLO Power Hour Plus and panel discussions. There are also one-hour workshop sessions, with up to 6 taking place concurrently.
What is the CLO Power Hour Plus?
During this session, 4 – 6 practicing CLOs will present a series of short (no longer than 15 minutes), high-impact presentations focused on current industry hot topics.
What are Workshop Sessions?
These are one-hour breakout sessions hosted by sponsors of the CLO Symposium. Presentations may involve a client case study, include a noteworthy author or respected practitioner. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please click here and our event sales manager will follow up.
What is the program focus of the event?
- The program is designed to address the needs of those at the senior level of learning and development.
- We are particularly interested in sessions in which you share the solution your organization crafted and implemented to solve a pressing learning/business challenge.
- Your session is more likely to be selected if your content is focused, in-depth, and offers practical solutions, ideas, strategies, and/or techniques.
- We are looking for a variety of topics that cover the spectrum of needs among learning and development professionals.
Who is eligible to present at the CLO Symposium?
All learning and development practitioners are encouraged to submit proposals for inclusion in the program.
Speakers may not promote their own products or services during the presentation. If you are interested in sponsoring this event and want to learn more about promotional opportunities, please click here and our event sales manager will follow up.
Is there compensation for speakers?
- One free full-conference registration is provided. This free registration is given to the main presenter listed on the submission form. This registration cannot be shared or split.
- You must list co-presenters when you submit your proposal. Additional presenters cannot be added to your session without approval of the editorial staff.
- All speakers are responsible for their own hotel, flight, ground transportation and incidentals.
What is required of me as a speaker from a technical standpoint?
- All general session presentations will be run from the main show computers.
- Show producers utilize Apple computers.
- Presentations must be submitted in Microsoft PowerPoint format 7 days prior to the start of the conference.
- Speakers must also bring a back up file on a flash drive.
- Streaming video is highly discouraged.
- A lavaliere microphone and wireless advancer will be supplied.
- Additional a/v equipment requested will be approved case-by-case.
- All presentations will be recorded and re-aired at a virtual event approximately 3-4 weeks following the live presentation.
- Speakers will be required to make themselves available for Q&A at the virtual event as well.
If selected as a speaker, what information and materials will I be required to submit?
- A photo for use on the event website and event promotional materials. Photos must be formatted to be a minimum of 300 dpi, 5”X7” and in EPS or JPG formats.
- Session title and description for publication on the web and in printed materials. (CLO editorial staff will work with you to edit this in the correct format and length.)
- Speaker Agreement form that states you agree to present at this event under the specified conditions, including the recording and broadcast at a virtual event set to take place approximately 3-4 weeks after the live presentation.
- A/V form that lists any technical requirements for your session(s).
- Handouts and/or additional materials that will be posted for event attendees before, during, and after the event.
- Participation on the event community and Twitter hash-tag #CLOsym.
How do I submit a proposal?
- Use the online Speakers’ Bureau form, click here.
- You may submit more than one proposal for an event.
- Submit a separate form for each session proposed.
- Complete all areas of the form.