How to Become a Speaker at FinCon
Step 1: Learn About Our Program
Read the information below to see the nine different tracks / session types we offer and the types of information our attendees are looking for. If you’re just discovering us or if you simply need a refresher, it’s probably a good idea to read more about our attendees.
Step 2: Gather the Required Info
For your submission to be considered, you will need to provide your compelling session title, session description with takeaways, a complete list of panelists (if applicable), bio, URL link to headshot, and basic contact info. No partial submission will be accepted.
Step 3: Agree to Our Speaking Terms
Please read and understand our full terms for speaking at FinCon, which include (but are not limited to) the following…you agree to attend Thursday’s speaker mixer and participate in Saturday’s mentoring session; no compensation other than pass or pass discount.
Step 4: Submit Your Complete Info
When you’re ready, submit your session details (by June 30th) using the link below, instruct your panelists (if applicable) to submit their information separately, and wait for the FinCon team to evaluate your submission and contact you by July if selected to speak.
Thanks for considering FinCon as the setting for sharing your knowledge and experience in the main areas of creating, promoting, and profiting from great content in personal finance and investing.
Everyone is welcome to submit multiple session ideas.
Deadline: June 30, 2017
We will be choosing speakers throughout the Spring of 2017, but June 30th will be the absolute latest deadline to be considered.
What Our Attendees Want
Our attendees want to learn how to create better content, how to get that content in front of more of the right people, and how to make more money off of their efforts. Several of them also want to learn what’s new in personal finance and investing. View sessions from last year (ranked by popularity).
Our Session Types (Tracks)
We are accepting submissions for our six main breakout session tracks (45 mins total):
- Advisor Track – Typical FinCon content (e.g. create, promote, profit), but aimed directly at financial advisors (e.g. no affiliate marketing). See prior year sessions.
- Podcast/Video Track – Everyone knows podcasting and video production education is in high demand. This dedicated track of breakout sessions and panels will bring the best presenters in audio and video to the stage. See prior year sessions.
- Success Stories Track – Attendees enjoy hearing case studies from other successful attendees. This track of breakout sessions and panels epitomizes the openness of the FinCon community. See prior year sessions.
- General Track – This track covers everything else that FinCon education sessions have to offer. Topics will include anything in the areas of creating, promoting, and profiting from digital content. See prior year sessions.
- Discussion Panels Track – Sometimes it’s better to hear from a variety of experts on a topic and the Discussion Panels track was created for that. Anything centered on creation, promotion, or profit fits into this track, except discussions on money itself. That’s reserved for the next panel track. Each panel consists of 4 panelists and a moderator. See prior year sessions.
- [*NEW] Money Conversations Track – This track is an additional panel-only track and will center around hot-button money issues of today. Topics will include conversations about anything from FI/RE to behavioral finance to tax law changes, among other things. Each panel consists of 4 panelists and a moderator.
We are also accepting submissions for our two content centers in the Expo Hall (15 mins total):
- Solutions Center Stage Sessions – Quick tips and strategies to create, promote, and profit from personal finance and investing-related digital content. These are mini-sessions and panels (15 mins total) on topics such as email marketing, affiliate marketing and monetization, writing and content management, social media, podcasting and video, as well as, entrepreneurship and small business.
- Innovation Center Stage Sessions – What’s on the cutting edge in consumer personal finance and investing technology. The stage will host mini-sessions and panels (15 mins total) on topics such as crowdfunding, mobile payments, wearable tech, financial apps/software, and crypto-currencies.
Note: We do not need Keynote or Big Idea submissions, thanks. We gather those speakers based on suggestions from previous speakers and attendees.
What information will I need to submit a session?
You will need your compelling session title, description with takeaways, a complete list of panelists (if applicable), bio, URL link to headshot, and basic contact info.
What if I want to submit a panel?
All panelists and moderators will need to complete the agreement separately before the panel is considered. Each panel consists of 4 panelists and a moderator.
How long do I have to submit something and when will I know if I’ve been selected?
Speaker submissions will close June 30, 2017. All applicants will be contacted by July, if not earlier.
What about Ignite FinCon?
Ignite is a fun event held on Friday night at FinCon where presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes. If you are speaking at a FinCon session, you should not apply to speak at Ignite. If you are interested in submitting a spark for Ignite FinCon, you can check out the Ignite FinCon site for more information on the event.