Apply to Speak ⋆ [FinCon]

Apply to speak

Speaker submission process

Submissions for our next event will open in Spring 2022.

Step 1: Learn About Our Program

Read through this page to learn about the different sessions 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.

Step 3: 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 FinCon.

Step 4: Submit Your Completed Info

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

Step 5: Repeat as needed

Submit as many proposals as you'd like. The Speaker Selection Committee will likely choose just one of your submissions, but it never hurts to share all of your session concepts with us.

WHAT ABOUT PANELS?

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 should make the initial submission and then the panelists will need the title and description to fill out their own submission form. No panel will be considered until all 5 have completed the speaker submission form.

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Application FAQs

The FinCon team is here to share their insight on applying to speak -- what makes a great speaker proposal, how speakers are selected, session details, and more! Plus, we introduce you to the new Success Labs and Money Conversation track.

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?

Each year hundreds of people apply to speak. Submissions are evaluated and selected by a Speaker Selection Committee. The committee consists of a diverse group of FinCon Community members with expertise in a variety of content creation platforms and niches. You can read more details about the selection process as the bottom of this page.

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. 

LIVE & PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS

Money Conversations

The Money Conversations track, presented by Mediavine, includes 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.

Success Labs

While other breakout session tracks are platform-focused, success labs will offer a behind-the-scenes look at case studies of successful content creation and promotion across a variety of platforms. These sessions will be primarily story-driven but will also give attendees actionable tips, advices, and ideas for creating their success on their own online platforms.

PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS

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

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 panelists need the title and description to fill out their own agreements. No panel will be considered until all 5 have completed the speaker submission form.]

Brand/Industry

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

Solutions

Potential content: Systems, solutions for making content creators' lives and work space easier. No pitches please.

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

Check out these sessions from previous events

BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

SELECTION

Each year hundreds of people submit speaker proposals for breakout sessions. Submissions are evaluated and selected by a Speaker Selection Committee, which is a different group of people each year. The committee consists of a diverse group of FinCon Community members with expertise in a variety of content creation platforms (blogging, podcasting, YouTube, advisors, freelancing, etc) and niches within the Personal Finance space.

The most recent Speaker Selection Committee for #FinCon21 was made up of six community members, plus FinCon’s CEO and Marketing Director. The committee included bloggers, podcasters, YouTuber, an advisor, and freelancers. Because diverse representation is important, the group included 7 female, 1 male, 4 BIPOC, and 4 white members. All committee members are compensated equally for their participation.

Breakout session speakers at #FinCon21 were 40% BIPOC and 52% female.

You've Got Questions...

We welcome you to submit multiple proposals.

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 should make the initial submission and then the panelists will need the title and description to fill out their own submission form. No panel will be considered until all 5 have completed the speaker submission form.

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.

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.