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You are invited to send in your proposal to present at the ATD Houston 2022 Talent Development Conference and Expo, Houston’s premier talent development event. This request provides you the information to submit your request and share your knowledge and experience with the talent development influencers in Houston and the surrounding region. 

Submission Timeline

  • Jul 7, 2022 (11:59pm): Proposals are due.
  • They must be uploaded to tdhouston.wufoo.com/forms/2022-conference-speaker by that time.
  • Jul 21, 2022: Those submitting proposals will be notified of the final decisions.
  • September 15, 2022: Selected presenters must provide the presentation and participant materials to the ATD Houston Conference Committee

Reasons to Submit Your Proposal

  • Receive a complimentary event registration if selected to present (one per presentation).
  • Earn Speaker points towards your APTD or CPTD.
  • Make your gifts and talent visible to your peers.
  • Promote your personal theories and ideas that have resulted in success.
  • Give back to the community that has helped you grow.

Tips for Being Selected

  • Make sure your presentation and Q&A fits within the 50-minutes you’ll be given.
  • Clearly demonstrate how you’ll enhance attendee capabilities in one of the conference tracks.
  • Show in your submission elements of attendee participation.
  • Convince the reviewers that attendees will be able to apply something nearly immediately as a result of that hour with you.

Conference Tracks

Below are descriptions of the three tracks for the ATD Houston 2022 conference. The track descriptions are broad categories, but all focus on the conference theme, Reinvent. The recent pandemic highlights our world of change; these tracks offer interactive workshops to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors of the conference attendees as they reinvent themselves and the talent in their organizations.

Reinventing Yourself

The focus of this track is how the participants can improve themselves. This is a self-development track where participants will learn knowledge, skills, or behaviors that will benefit them individually. This includes but is not limited to areas such as career, personal, and professional development; personal branding; social connections; and building resilience.

Reinventing Others

The focus of this track is the talent development of others. This track is for talent development content where participants will develop knowledge, skills, or behaviors they can apply to help improve others. This includes but is not limited to areas such as facilitation of learning, adult learning, curriculum design, hybrid or virtual training, eLearning, mentoring and coaching others, just-in-time learning, onboarding new employees, and working in a team.

Reinventing the Future

The focus of this track is talent development enablers. This track will share technology, tools, or new concepts or theories that will enable participants to be more effective at future talent development. This includes but is not limited to areas such as technology tools, change management, D&I, speed of change, culture of the organization, hybrid work environment, evolving work culture, and being part of a global society.

The ATD Capability Model

We emphasize use of the ATD Capability Model. Reviewers will reference that model when evaluating your submissions.

Act Now

Several ATD members made their first conference presentations with less than five years’ experience. All you need is something worthy to share and a great way to share it. That said, here’s an offer to those of you who have never presented. If you desire a pep talk or coaching session to get create a submission, send an email to speakerchair2022@tdhouston.org.

Those with questions related to this RFP may also email speakerchair2022@tdhouston.org for answers to those questions.

Remember That Due Date


Association for Talent Development, Houston Chapter
PO Box 32, Bellaire, TX 77402
Email: feedback@tdhouston.org

P 713-839-1757

F 713-839-1453

CHIP Code: CH7032 - Use for every purchase at the ATD Store

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