Call for Speakers
We're accepting speaking proposals for Host Week (Jan 23-27th, 2023) and we'd love to hear from you!
Speaker proposals are due by November 18th, 2022. Selected speakers will be informed starting Nov 29th. All applicants will be notified of their status by December 9th, 2022.
What is Host Week?
Glad you asked because you DO NOT want to miss this par-tay!
Host Week is HAR's annual get-together to celebrate hosted advisors and the industry that supports them. It's a virtual one-week event for hosted agents and prospective advisors.
Nearly all attendees are hosted advisors so they own their own company, but not all advisors come looking for a new host. They come for our daily keynotes, educational sessions every day (EduSpots), and our best of the best host agencies award, our Luminary Awards!
That's not all folks, every day we have our Meet the Hosts/Consortia sessions where advisors looking for a host/consortium can learn more about them through HAR's interview. We end them with very insightful questions like "If your company were a dance move, what would it be and why?"
Who Can Apply?
You, silly! Speaking is open to anyone who has a unique idea that will help travel advisors grow their business or strengthen their skillset.
What Should I Know about the Presentation Requirements?
EduSpots will be 40 minutes long. Plan for a 30-35 minute presentation with 5-10 minutes at the end for Q&A.
When it comes to the format, you can chose to have a powerpoint or another document(s) to accompany your presentation or not. Panels focused on a certain topic are another format you could consider (limited to 3 panelists + moderator).
How are Speakers Chosen?
We're looking for unique takes and voices. Maybe you're an advisor that found a great way to systematize your multi-generational bookings so that no matter what the tech level of the traveler is, they can access the info. Perhaps you're an advisor that loves tech and wants to share the 5 best travel tools you've found for your agency. Or maybe you're looking to share how you've hacked Trello to use it during trip planning with a client. If you went from selling $3k vacations to only working with clients that have minimum bookings of $10k, we want to hear your story and how you did it. Really, the possibilities are endless!
Bottom line: The more unique, helpful, and thought out your proposal, the more likely we are to love it. :)
Can there be more than one presenter during the session?
Yes but we would recommend no more than 2
Are commercial presentations allowed (where I promote/Sell something)?
Love your enthusiasm but nope.
CAN i SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TOPIC?
Yuppers! Just make sure to submit an application for each one.
Is there any compensation?
Unfortunately not. But your session will give you exposure to hundreds of advisors and will help build your case as a subject matter expert.
Anything else I should know?
The information presented must be your own.
Are pets allowed in the presentation?
Uhhhhh... ye-ah. The HAR pets occasionally make some select cameo appearances when their schedules allow. So while we understand that your pet may be very busy, we hope they can find the time to stop in and say hi.