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The Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference is a premiere one-day conference for talent development professionals in the Gulf Coast region. We respectfully invite you to submit a proposal for consideration.

Quick Notes:

·         To submit an RFP, please fill out the Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference Speaker Form

·         Proposals are due no later than July 20, 2018.

·         Proposal submitters will be contacted with a decision no later than July 27, 2018

·         If selected to present, your conference registration (complimentary) and speaker agreement are due by August 3, 2018.  Your final presentation and participant materials are due by September 1, 2018 for review by the committee. 

Speaker Benefits:

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

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

  • Content is less than 60 minutes in length (including Q&A)
  • 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.


HR & Leadership Development: educating, growing, and enriching the skills, mindsets and knowledge of existing and emerging leaders.

Training & Development: designing and delivering formal and informal blended learning solutions using a variety of methods so the training is both engaging and effective.

Proposals are due no later than Friday, July 20, 2018.  To submit an RFP, please fill out the Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference Speaker Form.

If you have questions about this Request for Proposals or about the ATD Baton Rouge 2018 Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference, please contact vpprograms@atdbatonrouge.org .

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