Speaker RFP

Please read all instructions below prior to completing the proposal form here >

Background Information

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify and solicit speakers for the 2020 Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium, hosted by America’s Warrior Partnership. Symposium speakers must be willing to provide their speaking services pro bono, as well as cover their own travel expenses to the event in Atlanta, Georgia. All proposals should align with the mission of America’s Warrior Partnership and support the overarching goals of the Symposium.

About America’s Warrior Partnership

America’s Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower veterans. We fill the gaps that exist between current veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with the veterans, military members and families in need: bolstering their efficacy, improving their results and empowering their initiatives. America’s Warrior Partnership is a force multiplier for warrior community integration that enhances communities where great Americans choose to live and contribute. 

About the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium

The annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium is a gathering of hundreds of veteran-serving professionals from the private and public sectors to share best practices, learn from inspiring speakers, and connect with resources available to empower military, veterans, their families and caregivers. Networking is a key focus of the Symposium, encouraging veteran-serving professionals to build new partnerships and improve services for all veterans. Thousands of veteran-serving professionals have attended and gleaned numerous insights since the inaugural Symposium in 2014.

  • Event Date

    August 25-27, 2020

  • Event Location

    Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303

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Presentation proposals guidelines

We welcome proposals from all qualified individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of color, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status, or national origin.

Please address any questions to Lori Noonan at prior to the submission deadline.

Presentation proposals should align with the following topics:

Main event:

  • Empowered veteran (health and wellness)
  • Empowered professional (education, business, entrepreneurship)
  • Empowered family
  • Empowered community
  • Empowered organizations

Pre-conference workshop:

  • Community Integration
  • Leadership and Management

Proposals may be submitted for the following sessions:

Main event:

  • Concurrent breakout session (1 hour) for up to 100 people
  • Plenary session (1 hour) for up to 600 people

Pre-conference workshop:

  • Breakout session (45 minutes) for up to 100 people

All proposals are due no later than 5pm EST on May 1, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. Speakers will be notified of the approval of their proposal no later than May 15, 2020.

RFP Instructions

All proposals must also include the following attachments, which can be uploaded with the form:

  • Evidence of professional experience/expertise on the proposed session topic. A resume/CV may be included but is not required.
  • Short biography (no more than 75 words) to be included in Symposium materials, should your proposed session topic be accepted.
  • Headshot for use in the Symposium materials, should your proposed session topic be accepted.

Speaker RFP

For proposal consideration, presenters must complete the form found here >