Speaker Interest

Call for Speakers

2019 SMPS SERC – March 18-20, 2019

Hosted by the SMPS Charlotte Chapter with support from southeast Hosted by the SMPS Charlotte Chapter with support from southeast SMPS chapters including Alabama, Atlanta, Central Florida, Nashville, North Florida, Palmetto, Research Triangle, South Florida, and Tampa Bay.The SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference is coming to the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville reshaped its landscape with the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Established in 1784, Asheville is a remarkably intact and lovingly restored city marked by a sprawling community of creativity and innovation, the same attributes we are looking for in marketing leaders!Are you a seasoned marketing leader who is a dynamic story teller? We are looking for engaging speakers to share market trends, best practices, and marketing strategies with our attendees. This is your opportunity to share your experience and RESHAPE THE LANDSCAPE at the 2019 SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference in Asheville, North Carolina.



The SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference is an annual event focused on providing top notch professional development opportunities through networking and education. The 2019 Conference will see marketers, business developers, and firm principals in the A/E/C industry gather at one of the country’s most dynamic communities of culinary collaborators crafting an experience to nurture your soul. Our attendees want quality professional development training that they can share within their firms, including market trends, best practices, and marketing strategies that will help them RESHAPE THE LANDSCAPE of their businesses and their craft!



Marketing and business development professionals, as well as firm principals from the A/E/C industry:



We carefully review each submission to offer attendees the best content possible. Sometimes the best doesn’t fit into a specific category. We are looking for new perspectives, latest trends, and best practices. Topics should address one or more of SMPS’ Six Domains of Practice: market research, marketing planning, client and business development, proposals, promotional activity, and management. We strive to provide programming for all levels of experience, from entry level to the C-Suite. We will accept lecture style presentations, panels, and workshops, BUT are also open to unique ways to present great information.

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Our educational programming will include approximately 15 sessions. Typical program formats are below, and usually run 75 minutes. But remember, if you have a unique format or program that needs more time, tell us what you need and convince us we need it!


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Speakers selected to present at the 2019 SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference will enjoy:



If you are interested in presenting at the 2019 SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference, proposals must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, September 14, 2018. Proposals will NOT be accepted after this date and time.

Use this form to submit all applications electronically. A Google Account is required to access the form, but once logged in you can reference another email address (non-Google is accepted).

If you do not have a Google Account, send an email to Janet Brooks, CPSM (jbrooks@clarknexsen.com) to request a PDF submission form.

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In consideration of the time that session reviewers invest in reading each submission in its entirety, we ask that you limit your submissions to only two for consideration. If you submit more than two proposals, they will not be considered.



If you have questions about the submission process, please contact either of our 2019 Southeastern Regional Conference Programs Co-Chairs:

Janet Brooks, CPSM
Director of Business Development
Clark Nexsen

Tracy Sagehorn, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Vannoy Construction


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