Speaker Submissions

Call for Speakers

Enlightened Capitalist is seeking experienced, entertaining and engaging speakers for the following events.

“Enlightened Capitalist is not only an association for those who embrace the 5Ps concept of measuring success – people, planet, purpose, performance, and profit”, said Carol Wain, president. “It’s also a movement and a global hub where all individuals who are inspired to create tomorrow’s business today learn, collaborate, and co-create solutions to the global, national, regional, local and organizational challenges which can no longer be ignored.”

How Speakers are Chosen

Enlightened Capitalist prides itself on delivering experiential education which produces results.

We DO NOT accept:

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    proposals which are “fluffy” – meaning the material is high-level and can easily be found on the internet
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    proposals which include a speak-to-sell pitch, however subtle the “sell part” is
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    proposals which do not include 3 – 5 easily actionable steps (depending on the format)

Each event has a different format, so it is important to include the format for that event in your proposal.   Also consider the audience. 

Regardless of the event though, proposals much be engaging, entertaining and educational.  Droning on and on with 500 PowerPoint slides doesn’t cut it with us or our audience. 

Instead, think along the lines of a TEDTalk®, a morning news show segment or another event where you watched the speakers and you felt inspired and capable of doing what was suggested.

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

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    Speaker presentation skills and experience (include links to other similar presentations)
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    Speaker subject matter knowledge and expertise (include links to books, white papers or other work)
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    Speaker industry leadership
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    Practical application of material – Workshops MUST include an upside-down teaching method, where the attendees receive the reading materials/theory/stories ahead of time and they implement during the session. EC Talks (15 minutes of presenting) MUST include action items which can be implemented afterwards. Panel discussions MUST include “how to”
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    Context of the issues including real-world stories, examples, and case studies
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    Subject matter relevance and timeliness for the specific audience
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    Clearly stated learning objectives and purpose
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    Technical accuracy and citations for examples/facts
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    Potential for audience interactive participation
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    Education focus devoid of any commercialism
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    Links to other presentations so we can get a sense of your style and personality
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    Overall quality of the written proposal

Benefits of Speaking

Speakers associated with Enlightened Capitalist education events are recognized as industry leaders and subject matter experts.

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    All selected speakers receive a complimentary registration to the event and a 1 year “Reinventor” Membership in Enlightened Capitalist
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    Speakers gain increased visibility throughout the Enlightened Capitalist global community
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    Speakers and their organizations are included in marketing material, including the Enlightened Capitalist web site, press releases and other publicity outlets.
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    Speakers have the opportunity to network with attendees and other speakers throughout the event (we include Speaker’s Receptions and Speaker’s Luncheons at our Live events – which we’d like you to attend – and “Q&A with the Speaker’s” for VIPs at our online events)
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    Speakers who deliver relevant, high-value stories and advise in an engaging manner often find business opportunities such as clients, partners, suppliers and supporters
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    Receive an affiliate link to earn commission for any event tickets sold through your link

Speaker Expense Reimbursement

Enlightened Capitalist is a global movement, an association, a community and it's a tribe of dedicated CEOs, Executives, Entrepreneurs and NextGen Leaders who recognize that business practices are harming our planet, communities, families and individuals and who are creating better outcomes now and for future generations by focusing on people, planet, purpose, performance, and profit.

Most speakers and their companies recognize the importance of being part of Enlightened Capitalist’s education events and embrace a philanthropic spirit by funding travel and lodgings, where applicable. Enlightened Capitalist’s education events provide speakers with the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise, knowledge and experience, as well as to network with attendees and other speakers for business development purposes. In appreciation for all the hard work, time and effort it takes to create relevant, valuable and high-quality materials, Enlightened Capitalist offers a 1-year Reinventor Membership and a complimentary event registration to all selected speakers who fulfill their commitment.  In addition, Enlightened Capitalist recognizes speakers and their companies in conference literature distributed to delegates.

Detailed information, including titles and descriptions of eligible sessions and the speaker submission form, are available online.

Virtual Summit

Dates: May 16 - 18, 2018

Location: online

Theme : BE Good, DO Good, and DO Well

Day 1:  Overview about Enlightened Capitalist and Personal Development Topics
Day 2: Organizational evolution / reinvention topics
Day 3:  Sustainability topics

Audience: Entrepreneurs, Executives

Keynote: Hard Trends for Enlightened Capitalists

SPEAKER APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2018

Suggested Topics:

Panel Discussion:

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    Human Performance – Shifting your culture to embrace your higher purpose
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    Financial Performance – Decision making for long term and short term profits
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    Environmental Performance – Inspiring stakeholders to eagerly engage
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    Societal Performance – Preparing young people for tomorrow’s demands
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    Technology – What about the people?

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Workshops / Presentations:

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    Human Performance – Engaging your workforce in times of uncertainty
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    Human Performance – Exponentially improving productivity
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    Human Performance – It’s all about Relationships
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    Financial Performance – Finding the leaks and lost profit to support higher purpose
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    Financial Performance – Creating a business case for sustainability that your CFO will love (Confirmed - Bob Willard)
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    Financial Performance – Attracting patient investors and investing in Enlightened Capitalist businesses
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    Environmental Performance – Choosing which UN SDG to start with
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    Environmental Performance – Auditing your supply chain
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    Societal Performance – Creating a high-performance social enterprise
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    Societal Performance -- Gifting with head, heart, and hands
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    Technology – Advances in AI, AR, VR, robotics, and IoT as they relate to Enlightened Capitalists
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    Technology – How big data and block chain will create more relevant and higher value products/services for customers

Format:  Panel discussion (60 minutes - scheduled LIVE), Presentation (30 minutes – pre-recorded in October)

Virtual Summit Speaker Submission Form

Complete this form if you'd like to be a speaker at our Virtual Summit
NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE FORM AT A TIME ON EACH PAGE
  • What is your topic and how does it tie in with the Enlightened Capitalist Manifesto?
  • What format would you like to present your topic in?
  • We'd like to keep you informed about events, research, resources and other news related to being an Enlightened Capitalist Virtual Summit Speaker. Is that okay?

UnConvention

Dates: Spring 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC  (venue still to be determined)

Theme: Balancing Purpose, People, Performance, Planet and Profit in a Quickly Changing World

Audience: CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Executives, NextGen Leaders

Topics: TBD

Keynote: Hard Trends for Enlightened Capitalists

Formats: EC Talk (15 minutes on the main stage presenting in a TED Talk type format), Panel discussion, Upside-down Workshop, OpenSpace Technology facilitation

UnConvention Speaker Submission Form

Complete this form if you'd like to be a speaker at our UnConvention
NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE FORM AT A TIME ON EACH PAGE
  • What is your topic and how does it tie in with the Enlightened Capitalist Manifesto?
  • What format would you like to present your topic in?
  • We'd like to keep you informed about events, research, resources and other news related to being an Enlightened Capitalist Virtual Summit Speaker. Is that okay?