Speaker Solicitation

Call for Moderators and Session Presenters

Interested moderators and session presenters should provide a written proposal that includes the following information:

  1. Proposed workshop/panel title and speaker’s name(s), title, organization, complete address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. One page description of the presentation. Please include a statement on learning objectives that completes the following sentence: “After completing this session, the participant will be able to…”.
  3. The Workshops/panels must be related to the theme of the conference entitled “Elevating Haiti and its Diaspora: Building Results-Driven Road Maps, Developing Leaders & Creating Opportunities”; otherwise, they will be categorically disqualified.
  4. Your biography along with your professional headshot

Moderators and Session presenters responding to this solicitation are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.



The Committee evaluates the proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Clearly stated learning objectives and purpose
  • Whether your workshops/panels are related to the theme of the conference
  • Potential for audience interactive participation
  • Speaker presentation skills and experience
  • Speaker subject matter knowledge and expertise
  • Overall quality of the written proposal
  • Practical application of material
  • Technical accuracy
  • Context of the issues including real-world case studies, examples, and stories
  • Time slots available in the program
  • Preference is given to sponsors


Sponsors and Speaking Proposals

The NAAHP does not offer speaking opportunities in exchange for sponsoring at the Conference.  To maintain the integrity of the Conference, our number one consideration when evaluating speaking proposals has to be the content of the proposal and qualifications of the speakers.

We do, however, look at past and current sponsorship commitments, and other past contributions to the NAAHP (both financial and in-kind), when we evaluate speaking proposals. For example, if we have two equally compelling proposals in terms of content and speaker qualifications, we would give preference to the proposal submitted by firm or stakeholder that is a consistently strong supporter of the NAAHP. Here are some factors to be aware of in terms of how we evaluate the level of support provided by firms/stakeholders that have submitted speaking proposals:

  • We do not consider promises of support; we give preference only where we have received payment or a firm commitment of support.
  • Preference is given in correlation to the level of commitment.  For example, a firm that purchases only one exhibit booth will receive less preference than a firm that purchase multiple booths and also agrees to a sponsorship.
  • Examples of support that we consider include, but are not limited to, exhibiting at the Conference, sponsoring the Conference (in addition to exhibiting), contributing content to the NAAHP website, and the number of NAAHP memberships the firm maintains.
  • Firms that have a long (multi-year) history of supporting the NAAHP and our Conference will receive preference over first-time sponsors or those that make only minimal or limited contributions.

If you are interested in presenting at the NAAHP’s 2015 Annual Conference, please follow the instructions provided and submit a response via email with the subject line “NAAHP 2015 Annual Conference – Call for Speakers Response” by July 31, 2015.

Due to the large volume of proposals we receive, we will only reply to those being selected.

Information, questions, or concerns should be emailed at: conference@naahpusa.org


Preferred Topics:

But you may select other topics related to the theme of the conference.

  • Haitian Diaspora Engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diaspora Investment
  • Agriculture Development
  • Remittances
  • Tourism and Entertainment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Integrating Diaspora Skills and Expertise with Investment Projects
  • Social Business Enterprises
  • Election/Vote
  • Trust
  • Technology
  • Brain Drain
  • Leadership
  • Diaspora Future Leaders
  • Youth Engagement
  • Mentorship
  • Diaspora Local, State, & Federal Government Partnerships
  • Professional Development
  • Preparing for College and Careers
  • How To Fast-Track Your Way Up The Corporate Ladder
  • Women and Leadership
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Workforce Development
  • Access to Finance and Investment
  • Doing Business in Haiti