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Speaker submission process

Deadline for submissions closed on September 30, 2020.

Step 1: Learn About Our Program

Read through this page to learn about the different tracks and what FinCon attendees are looking for.

Step 2: Gather the Required Info

Provide a compelling session title, description with takeaways, short bio, and headshot. No partial submissions will be accepted.

SESSIONS will be pre-recorded!

Step 3: Check your gear

Because #FinConX is virtual, you'll need to record your talk and submit a 1080HD video recording to the FinCon Team. Do you have the correct gear to make this happen? See suggestions below.

Step 4: Agree to FinCon Speaking Terms

Please read and understand the full terms for speaking at FinCon, which are provided at the beginning of the application. Those include (but are not limited to) the following: You agree to participate in mentoring. There is no compensation other than a pass to FinConX.

Step 5: Submit Your Completed Info

Submit your speaker application using the button at the bottom of this page.

What are FinCon attendees looking for?

Our attendees want to learn how to create better content, get that content in front of the right people, and profit from their efforts. They also want to learn what’s new and cutting edge in the personal finance and investing space.

How are speakers selected?

Speaker submissions are evaluated and selected by our Speaker Selection Committee. The committee is made up of a diverse group of FinCon Community members with expertise in a variety of content creation platforms.

Because #FinConX is a virtual event, You will need to pre-record your session

SESSION RECORDING TIPS

If you’re selected as a breakout session presenter, you will need to record your session and submit it to the FinCon Team. A great way to record content for #FinConX is with a smartphone. It makes it easy to record, edit, and upload videos. There are also third-party video capture and editing apps you can download for your laptop like Ecamm (Mac only), ManyCam, Zoom, etc. Positioning yourself near a prominent light source and using a dedicated mic will go a long way in elevating the recording quality of your video. A background in video is not necessary to deliver a solid video to your audience. A few tips and an attention to detail will go a long way. 

IF SELECTED, YOUR PRE-RECORDED BREAKOUT SESSION WILL BE DUE NOV. 1, 2020

#FinConX

BREAKOUT SESSION tracks

Helping personal finance content creators make better online content, promote that content, and profit from it is what FinCon is all about. These tracks are made up of 30-minute single-speaker sessions–with the exception of the Discussion Panels, which include a moderator and 4 panelists. 

Podcasting

Potential content: Podcast editing, content creation, audience building, sponsorships

Video

Potential content: Video production, short form/quick production formats such as Facebook Live, longer form/higher production value such as Youtube, audience growth

Blogging

Potential content: Written content creation, growing blog traffic, audience building, SEO and website development

Journalism

Potential content: best practices and new ideas, solutions to challenges in personal finance journalism

Advisor

Potential content: marketing online, brand building, building your business by creating content

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Money Conversations

The Money Conversations track presents enlightening, educational, and even sometimes challenging discussions about important financial topics and issues that affect people both inside and outside of your typical sphere of influence. The goal of this track is to help creators become more aware of others’ diverse perspectives and life experiences so that they, in turn, can create better personal finance content.

Social Media

Potential content: Platform growth, utilizing social media to drive traffic, social strategy, analytics

Freelancing/
Entrepreneurship

Potential content: Establishing more revenue streams, finding clients, improving content creation

Discussion Panels

Four experts led by a moderator, speaking to a more niche topic, often includes a Q&A with the audience. [Note: The moderator is the one who makes the submission, and then the system will follow up with the panelists to sign their agreements.]

Brand/Industry

Potential content: creating content as a brand, working with influencers, driving brand results through content

Solutions

Potential content: solution providers who can make their jobs and lives easier. No pitches, please.

Curious what we're looking for when it comes to the quality of sessions?

Check out these sessions from #FinCon19.

You've Got Questions...

We welcome you to submit multiple proposals.

All panelists and moderators will need to complete the agreement before the panel is considered. Each panel consists of 4 panelists and a moderator. Please do not submit a panel idea unless you have all of your panelists lined up.The moderator will should make the initial submission and then the system will request email addresses for the 4 panelist. It will then email them the speaker form to complete individually.

You will need your compelling session title, description with takeaways, a complete list of panelists (if applicable), a brief bio, headshot, and basic contact info.

A great way to record content for #FinConX is with a smartphone. It makes it easy to record, edit, and upload videos. There are also third-party video capture and editing apps you can download for your laptop like Ecamm (Mac only), ManyCam, Zoom, etc. Positioning yourself near a prominent light source and using a dedicated mic will go a long way in elevating the recording quality of your video. A background in video is not necessary to deliver a solid video to your audience. A few tips and an attention to detail will go a long way. You got this!

Reach out to us at admin@finconexpo.com