Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers - Global Speakers Summit 2020

The Global Speakers Summit 2020 (GSS2020) is the pinnacle platform for professional speakers to present to fellow speaker and the broader professional speaking industry. From the main stage to the breakout sessions, master classrooms to the discussion panels, the GSS2020 will attract the best local and international speakers and will be a celebration of the professional speaking industry.

Orchestrated under the theme, "The Significant Stage: Success & Beyond", the Global Speakers Summit 2020 will be an ensemble of 65+ speakers who will contribute to the summit with their knowledge and experiences. GSS2020 will focus on 4 key areas (circles of success and significance) namely; On stage, Content, Off Stage and Mentoring.

Should you wish to contribute at the Global Speakers Summit 2020 with a presentation, please complete the Call for Speakers form below and submit your proposal.


How speakers are chosen

Proposals are reviewed by the Global Speakers Summit 2020 Steering Committee along with selected subject matter experts. During the proposal review process, the GSS2020 Steering Committee will vet potential speakers, if needed communicate with the relevant speaker association/s or bureau and evaluate previous presentations.

The proposals are evaluated in whole or in part on the following criteria:

  • Subject matter presents new and creative ideas that are on the cutting-edge of the specific topic
  • Topic is timely and trendy for the professional speaking industry today and will attract professional speakers
  • Abstract and title of the session demonstrate the intent concisely
  • Learning objectives and learning level are well-defined and support each other
  • Attendees will able to relate to the content and engage with it after the presentation and summit
  • Context of the issues including real-world case studies, examples, and stories
  • Speaker presentation skills, experience and potential for audience interactive participation
  • Speaker is knowledgeable, engaging, experienced and respected on the topic submitted
  • Proposal demonstrates a thought-leadership perspective
  • Overall quality of the submitted proposal


Submission Deadline (Updated)

Kindly note that the deadline for responding to the Global Speakers Summit 2020 call for speakers and for submitting your proposal has been extended to midnight (GMT) on Friday the 30th of August 2019 to allow for those who experienced issues while submitting their proposals to do so again.


Before submitting your proposal

Please ensure that you are familiar with the theme of the Global Speakers Summit 2020 before submitting your presentation proposal. More information on the GSS2020 theme can be found HERE.


Please note: Priority will be given to speakers who are active members of a professional speakers association that is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) and who have already booked a ticket for the Global Speakers Summit 2020. GSS2020 tickets can be booked HERE.


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