Speaking at ACCP

Submission Deadline for our Annual Conference RFPs: April 8, 2022

Speaking Information and RFP Process

Thank you for your interest in speaking at ACCP’s Corporate Citizenship Conference! Please read this page thoroughly and complete the form to submit your RFP by April 8, 2022.   ACCP is seeking inspiring speakers and dynamic sessions that will share practical and innovative insights to advance the corporate social responsibility (CSR) field. Speakers with first-hand social impact experience and direct knowledge of the field or a non-practitioner with a corporate co-presenter are preferred. ACCP is committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable corporate citizenship sector and desires for attendees of all backgrounds and experiences to see themselves represented and included in our work, thus we are actively encouraging and sourcing diverse presenters to participate in the RFP process. Interested speakers may submit more than one proposal for consideration. 

Content Focus

ACCP strives to deliver relevant, timely content through all our programming, including Conference. This year’s content priorities include:  
  • Equity & Inclusion 
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) 
  • Impact Measurement 
  • Global Social Impact 
  • Professional Growth & Career Progression

Our goal for this year’s Conference is to build community for CSR practitioners, refresh and inspire attendees, and help align the field as we move towards creating a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous society. 

Attendees & Audience

Conference attendees are CSR practitioners looking to learn from real-world experiences and bring back actionable takeaways. Attendees come from a range of experiences, industries, locations, and career levels. Attendees do not sign up for sessions in advance, instead deciding day-of which sessions to attend. Our audience is eager to participate, so speakers should allow an ample amount of time for questions and discussion. 

Session Formats

This year’s Conference will be split between a virtual and in-person experience. Attendees will have the choice to attend either the virtual experience (only) or the combined virtual and in-person experience.   We are seeking speakers for General Sessions and Learning Labs, for both the virtual and in-person experiences. 
  • General Sessions: General Sessions, or Keynotes, will open and close both the virtual and in-person Conference. The goal for the General Sessions is to inspire the audience and help drive the field of CSR forward as we align companies, communities, and stakeholders in pursuit of a more equitable and just world. All Conference attendees make up the audience for General Sessions.  
  • Virtual Learning Lab: Virtual Learning Lab formats are customizable breakout sessions that could include single or multi-speaker presentations, moderated panels, fireside chats, and more. These are typically 60-minute sessions presented live on a virtual platform and include audience interaction (Q&A, Chat, etc.). The goal for Virtual Learning Labs is to give participants information, data, and/or insights that they can apply to their own positions or programs. Average audience size for Virtual Learning Labs is 20-60 people.  
  • In-Person Learning Lab: In-person Learning Lab formats are customizable breakout sessions that include an interactive element for attendees to get hands-on experience with a topic, method, or practice. These will be 90-minute to 2-hour sessions presented live, in-person and include experiential learning (e.g., workshops, team activities, developing real-time solutions, etc.) along with attendee interaction. The goal for In-Person Learning Labs is to give participants the opportunity to apply practical solutions, generate networking opportunities, and/or firsthand experience on a topic or method. Average audience size for In-Person Learning Labs will be 40 people. 
Speaker Deadlines  (Subject to change)
April 8: RFP submissions close April 29: Selected speakers notified May 27: Speaker agreement due July 29: Session details finalized September 13-15: Virtual Conference October TBA: In-Person Conference, dates and location to be announced. 
Rules of Engagement and Solicitation
Your participation in the ACCP Conference is greatly appreciated, and we know our conference community benefits from the inclusion of professionals working both in and with corporate citizenship. To ensure the best experience for all our attendees, we have a strict no solicitation policy for all attendees, speakers, and guests. 
Speaker Agreement
If selected, speakers must sign a speaker agreement provided electronically by ACCP and return it prior to the stated deadline. The speaker agreement includes preparation deadlines and more information on Conference participation. Marketing and website promotions can be discussed prior to agreement signing. Any possible legal issues will be addressed on a speaker-by-speaker basis, so please let us know if you have any concerns when you submit your RFP form.    

FAQ

As a nonprofit organization, we benefit from speakers who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of community building, networking, and advancing the field of CSR. Speakers who are selected to participate will be given one-day access to the Conference on the day of their presentation, as well as the option to purchase full-access at a discounted rate.  
*Please note, speakers with fees will still be considered.  

Yes, ACCP is flexible on session format. Please note, the main speaker and/or person submitting the RFP will be responsible for sourcing and coordinating the involvement of multiple speakers. 

The 2022 ACCP Annual Conference is designed as separate but connected events. The virtual conference will focus on learning opportunities through speakers, presentations, and panel discussion. The in-person conference will focus on experiential learning opportunities through workshops and hands-on activities. Please note in your proposal, how you feel your content can best be delivered as well as how you plan to engage attendees. ACCP will work with accepted speakers to match their content with the event and delivery method best suited to the topic and platform. 

In-person sessions will not be recorded. Virtual sessions will be recorded and available to registered conference attendees to stream (not download) for a minimum of one month following the end of the conference. 

Speakers who are selected to participate will be given one-day access to the Conference on the day of their presentation. If they are interested in attending additional days, whether virtual or in-person, there will be an option to purchase full-access at a discounted rate.  

For in-person speakers, ACCP’s requests that speakers arrive the evening prior to their speaking engagement. Additional details on lodging for the in-person event, will be shared on ACCP’s Conference website in the coming weeks. Lodging, airfare, and transportation may be negotiated on a speaker-by-speaker basis. 

Your participation in the ACCP Conference is greatly appreciated, and we know our community benefits from the inclusion of professionals working both in and with corporate social impact. To ensure the best experience for all our attendees, we have a strict “no solicitation” policy for all attendees, speakers, and guests. 

ACCP encourages speakers to bring books to sign, sell, and/or give away. Please note, ACCP is not responsible for this process. Upon timely request, ACCP will provide a table, but it will be the sole responsibility of the speaker to facilitate this opportunity. 

If you need to edit your submission, please contact speakers@accp.org 

Please fill out the form below to submit your RFP for consideration. If you experience any issues completing the form, please contact speakers@accp.org 

Yes, we welcome multiple RFP submissions.  

ACCP will review submitted proposals in April. We will notify selected proposals on or around May 6. If you have further questions, please email speakers@accp.org. 

Please fill out the form below to submit your RFP for consideration. Proposals will be reviewed by ACCP. We will notify selected proposals on or around May 6. 

If you have any further questions, please email speakers@accp.org. 

Thank you for your submission.