Log in


October 27, 2020

Great Talent Development is Future Success.

You are invited to send in your proposal to present at the ATD Houston 2020 Talent Development Conference and Expo, Houston’s premier talent development event. This request provides you the information to submit your request and share your knowledge and experience with the talent development influencers in Houston and the surrounding region.

Team submissions will be accepted, with a maximum of four presenters (i.e., panel discussion).

Submission Timeline

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (11:59pm): Proposals are due.
  • They must be uploaded to https://tdhouston.wufoo.com/forms/2020-conference-breakout-speaker/ by that time.
  • July 14, 2020: The selection process begins.
  • August 8, 2020: Those submitting proposals will be notified of the final decisions.
  • October 9, 2020: Selected presenters must provide the presentation and participant materials to the ATD Houston Conference Committee

Reasons to Submit Your Proposal

  • Receive a complimentary event registration if selected to present (one per presentation).
  • Earn Speaker points towards your APTD or CPTD.
  • Make your gifts and talent visible to your peers.
  • Promote your personal theories and ideas that have resulted in success.
  • Give back to the community that has helped you grow.

Tips for Being Selected

  • Make sure your presentation and Q&A fits within the 60-minutes you’ll be given.
  • Clearly demonstrate how you’ll enhance attendee capabilities in one of the conference tracks.
  • Show in your submission elements of attendee participation.
  • Convince the reviewers that attendees will be able to apply something nearly immediately as a result of that hour with you.

Conference Tracks

You’ll note that the first three conference tracks are from the ATD Capability Model. Reviewers will reference that model when evaluating your submissions.

Building Personal Capability

Provide a facilitated session that strengthens attendee capability in one or two of the seven personal capabilities.

  • Give examples of successful displays of the capability.
  • Share a strategy that attendees can use to build that capability in their careers.

Impacting Organizational Capability

Present a case study demonstrating successful implementation of one or two of the organizational capabilities.

  • Discuss the key decisions made and their impact on the implementation.
  • Present the evaluation methodology and results of the implementation.

Developing Professional Capability

Share an implementation that demonstrates the relevance of one of the professional capabilities.

  • Explain the theories supporting the capability being discussed.
  • Demonstrate a strategic use of the capability, with discussion of its impact on the individual and the organization.

Talent Development, 2025

Paint a picture of Talent Development in 2025.

  • Show, through data, one or more likely scenarios facing Talent Development.
  • Provide career ideas for attendees related to the given scenarios.

Act Now

Proposals are due no later than Friday July 7, 2020.  To submit an RFP, please fill out the application: https://tdhouston.wufoo.com/forms/2020-conference-breakout-speaker/

Several ATD members made their first conference presentations with less than five years’ experience. All you need is something worthy to share and a great way to share it. That said, here’s an offer to those of you who have never presented. If you desire a pep talk or coaching session to get create a submission, send an email to speakerchair@tdhouston.org.

Those with questions related to this RFP may also email  speakerchair@tdhouston.org for answers to those questions.

Remember That Due Date


Association for Talent Development, Houston Chapter
PO Box 32, Bellaire, TX 77402
Email: feedback@tdhouston.org

P 713-839-1757

F 713-839-1453

CHIP Code: CH7032 - Use for every purchase at the ATD Store

Media Policy:

By attending events, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the event. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by attending events. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please let the event photographer(s) know that you do not wish to be photographed, filmed and/or recorded.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software