2019 Cattle Industry Convention Call for Session & Speaker Topics

The Cattle Industry Convention is looking for presenters that will stimulate, engage, and motivate audiences at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans next February. 

Building off the success of the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, we’ll continue to transform the beef industry and the educational content offered throughout the year to help your operation. 

Deadlines

Session/Speaker Proposal Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Approval Notification: June 15, 2018

* All proposals will be reviewed by the Producer Education Working Group, which is comprised of industry educators, experts, staff and leaders. *

What You Need To Know – Before You Apply

Your proposed session must be relevant to one or more of the industry sectors: cow/calf, stocker, feeder, veterinarian, packer, processor or retailer, and cover the following topics:

  • Animal Health
  • Animal Welfare
  • Business & Economics
  • Genetics
  • Grazing and Forage
  • Meat Science (Carcass Quality, Meat Cutting)
  • Nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Retail/Customer Expectations
  • Sustainability
  • Other
Learning Formats
Your proposed session should fit comfortably into one of the following four formats. (State your preference when you submit your proposal).
  • General Convention Sessions: A variety of sessions that consist of 30-60 minute presentations by individual or panel in a classroom, general session or learning lounge within the NCBA Trade Show format. Please note learning lounge sessions are exclusively provided Allied Industry Members and/NCBA Trade Show Exhibitors.
  • Cattlemen’s College Sessions: 60-minute format presentation by individual or panel with classroom seating up 200 people or Live Cattle Demonstration arena. 

Content
It doesn’t matter if you’ve presented your proposed session elsewhere before, although we do favor fresh ideas, interesting angles and inspiring new perspectives.

No sales pitches
It’s important for you, and for us, to avoid sales pitches masked as education. We also collect audience feedback from education sessions to monitor quality and appropriateness of content.  

Co-presenting 
You don’t have to present on your own. Co-presenters are always welcome.

Preparing your application

We use the words and description you provide to promote your session on our website, in our marketing materials and on social media, so it’s worth writing this carefully with time and consideration. 

You should write your proposal as if persuading your audience to attend (not to us). However, we reserve the right to edit out any astonishing, abusive or insensitive language. 

You’ll need the following information in hand before you start your application.

  • Your full contact details – name, telephone, email
  • A short biography (max 400 characters)
  • Published Works
  • A high-resolution headshot photo (jpg, gif, png format)
  • A high-resolution speaker video if available
  • Details of your co-presenter (with all of the information above)
  • Your proposed session title. (A captivating title is important for pre-show marketing and PR so please give this your best shot!)
  • Your session description (max 500 characters) and learning outcomes or take-away points.
  • Target Audience Demographic (Age or Session of Interest i.e. Cattlemen’s College or Learning Lounge)


Apply to be a speaker

Submit a topic

Speaking - 2019

Interested in Speaking? 

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention? We want to hear about it!  We are always looking to be at the forefront of the cattle industry with the highest quality content and sessions.

Topic Suggestions - 2019

Have a Topic Suggestion?

We want to hear from you! Submit a topic for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. This is your opportunity to share your suggestions on trending and timely topics that are important to you, your employees and your operations.