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2017 Call for Speakers is currently CLOSED.

In the meantime, if you would like to be considered for one of our upcoming conferences, feel free to submit a proposal.

A little about WFX

WFX has a unique niche in the event marketplace. We are considered the most comprehensive solution center available for church team training, offering highly respected education for entire church teams along with the largest national trade show in the country. We garner speakers who are highly regarded church leaders and ministry experts making our event one of the most distinguished in the country.

WFX Conference & Expo is the largest educational and training event for churches looking to find creative solutions, experience hands-on training, and make relevant connections through valuable networking opportunities. WFX attendees include staff leaders and lay leaders, decision makers and key influencers, executive staff, administrators, building and facilities managers, technical directors, technical team members, communications directors, worship leaders, worship teams and more.

Are you interested in speaking?

Please review the Speaking Guidelines below to learn about the application process and how to submit your speaking proposal. I look forward to your proposal ideas and how we can together, create an unmatched learning experience for our participants.

About submitting your presentation

Speaker Benefits
Speakers are given an additional complimentary full conference pass for an associate or someone from their church team. A speaker’s lounge is available throughout the conference and is intended to be for speakers exclusively.

Financial Responsibility
Speakers assume responsibility for their own travel arrangements and payments.

Marketing/Presentation Materials
In order to effectively market the WFX program,  speakers must adhere to all deadlines unless an extension has been agreed to or risk being dropped from the conference. Session proposals will not be considered and speaker and session profiles will not be added to our website until all required materials in the application are provided. WFX reserves the right to edit session content for consistency and style. WFX must be contacted in the event of a speaker substitution as soon as possible and all changes must be approved by WFX. We historically have a long waiting list of qualified speakers eager for a teaching slot so please let me know immediately if you are unable to participate for any reason.

For companies wanting to present

  • You do not need to commit to being an exhibitor at WFX in order to submit your speaking proposal BUT, if you are selected to speak, you must then agree to exhibit and adhere to all speaker related deadlines and other requirements. If you are part of a panel session, please note that any person speaking on behalf of a company other than yours must also agree to exhibit. Contact Laura McDermott at LMcdermott@mygmail.EHpub.com or 800-598-6031, extension 267 for exhibiting related information.
  • WFX is incredibly expensive to produce! Your exhibiting fees make it possible to keep the church attendee registration price as low as possible, resulting in a well-qualified audience positioned in front of you both in your session and on the expo floor.
  • WFX promotes peer-to-peer learning which offers company credibility to the audience as well. If selected to speak, you must include a co-presenter from a church, non-profit, or para-ministry as part of your presentation.
  • Beware! Sessions that are overtly self-promoting, have a company bias or feel like a sales pitch are strongly disliked by the attendees who say so on session evaluations.

Information We’ll Need From You:

  • Contact information
  • Organization or personal URLs (depending upon which you feel is more appropriate)
  • Bio (1000 character limit)
  • Speaker’s last 3 speaking engagements (if applicable)
  • Head shot (high resolution, minimum of 400×400 pixels)

Your Co-Presenters’ Information (if applicable)

  • Contact information (name, title, organization, phone, email)
  • Bio (1000 character limit)
  • Head shot (high resolution, minimum of 400×400 pixels)

Session Format
Will you be the only presenter at your session or will you have a co-presenter or will it be a panel session that you are moderating?

  • Please note that panel sessions cannot have more than 3 speakers plus a Moderator and at least 1 speaker must be a church representative.
  • Companies Please Note: If selected to speak, you must bring a customer/church representative(s) to co-present or participate in a panel discussion with you.

Audience Information
Tell us what church size will most benefit from your session:

  • Small (1-300 seats)
  • Medium (301-800 seats)
  • Large (801-2,000 seats)
  • Mega (2,001+ seats)
  • All

A Few Tips When Preparing Your Presentation:

A Good Title and Session Description
Learning Objectives

 

Have questions? Contact Beth Vinton: BVinton@EHPub.com