Y’all ready? We’re opening up our Call for Presenters for Alt Summit 2020 on MONDAY! Starting Monday morning (that’s September 9th), you’ll have one week to create your pitch.
Then, the following week will be the Community Vote, where everyone will get a chance to check out the pitches and vote for their favorites — and your pitch will have direct link that you can share if you’d like to encourage more votes. (Don’t worry — the vote count is private and can’t be seen publicly.)
To see descriptions of the types of sessions you can find at Alt Summit, go here. To see examples of the topics that are covered, you can check out the event schedule from our most recent event.
For those of you who like to be prepared, here are the things you’ll need to create your pitch — 1, 2, and 3 are required; 4, 5, and 6 are optional:
- Your bio (100 word max), and your headshot (500×500 px or larger). Your bio and headshot will be seen by voters, and if your pitch is accepted, the bio and photo will be on the Alt Summit website Speaker Page, and on the Alt Summit App.
- Your presentation title (18 word max). Fun fact: many people choose what they are most interested in based on the title alone. So make this one count! (And shorter is often stronger.) You can find title examples on the previous event schedule.
- A concise pitch description (50 word max). You’ve got 50 words to convince attendees to check out your presentation. What will they get out of it? What are the takeaways? If your pitch is accepted, this description will be listed on the Alt Summit 2020 Schedule.
- Optional: A longer pitch description (300 word max). Here’s your chance to share more about your presentation idea. Add details and explain what you want voters to know. If it’s a film project, share a synopsis. If it’s an art project, list materials you’ll use. You could talk about your qualifications, or personal philosophy — or whatever you like. This optional longer description will only be seen during the Community Voting Period. It will not be shown anywhere else.
- Optional: The names, bios, and headshots of any contributors. You are allowed to submit up to 3 contributors plus yourself. Please use the same size and length requirements for photos and bios listed above.
- Optional: Additional supporting materials. Possible examples include: a video link of prior speaking experience, a video link of your work, a video link of you describing the pitch on a quick phone video, an audio link to a podcast featuring you speaking about the topic, images of your portfolio, images of your work, images that help explain the project or topic.
Remember, we’re not just looking for stand-alone speakers, we’re also looking for panelists, roundtable leaders, artists, fashion designers, crafters, film makers, performers, expert desk leaders, and workshop teachers. Basically, if you’ve got something to share that will resonate with the Alt Summit audience, we’d LOVE to hear from you.