The Call for Presentations is your opportunity to share knowledge, experience, and expertise with meeting attendees. The Call For Presentations for the Annual Convention occurs each spring and proposals are reviewed by ALTA Staff with guidance from industry volunteers. Either as an individual or as a part of a group, you can join the ranks of recognized experts.
Educational content for the Annual Convention is developed using the proposals in combination with specific committee guidance. All proposals are reviewed by ALTA's Executive Staff with guidance from the ALTA Education committee with the intention of forming a well rounded educational program.
Guidelines for Successful Proposals
ALTA will correspond with the primary speaker only. It is the primary speaker's responsibility to notify all co-presenters regarding the status of the proposal.
Complete contact information should be provided for all proposed presenters and panelists.
Presentations are limited to a maximum of four speakers, and no speaker is permitted to be part of more than two accepted proposals.
Presentations are usually scheduled on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the convention week. Please submit a proposal only if you can appear on any of these days.
Presentations are scheduled for 75 minutes. Generally, you can expect 50 - 100 attendees.
Proposals are expected to be company and product neutral, educational in focus, and well-formed.
Session name and description should be proposed using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Hint: You can draft your session proposal in word processing and block/copy into the form.
If any part of the content of your proposal is vendor or company specific, you should consider forming a panel with presenters from competitor companies or a case study with customers. These types of panel presentations are very popular and have proven to be successful.
Sales pitches for products or services disguised as proposals will be eliminated.
Content areas change slightly from year to year. A list of appropriate content areas can be found in the drop-down box on the "Call for Presentations" form. Here are some examples of approved content:
Compliance and Legal Issues
Agent-Underwriter Relationship Trends
Recognizing and Preventing Fraud
Business and Title Industry Ethics
Be sure to answer the following questions within your presentation proposal. Your proposal will be judged on the following selection criteria:
Are the ideas presented relevant and significant to the core content area?
Are the concepts introduced useful and practical? Visionary?
Is the scope of your presentation appropriate to the 75 minute time limitation?
Is the presentation focused on the title industry professional?
Is there demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter?
Is the material presented logically?
Is there an effective use of proposed audiovisual equipment?
Is the scope appropriate for audiences of all backgrounds (gender, ethnicity, organization, size, etc)?
Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate all qualified presentations. However, even some qualified presentations may not be selected because of time and space limitations.
Annual Convention speakers (including presenters, co-presenters, moderators, and panelists) are eligible for the following benefits:
Complimentary Annual Convention Registration
One night's accommodation (room and tax only) in the Annual Convention hotel
If you have questions or concerns about completing the form or about any aspect of the Annual Convention educational program planning process, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.