Do you have broad experience as a presenter (working with and speaking to diverse audiences)? Do you have experience presenting to audiences of 75 or more participants? Is your content fresh and highly relevant to cheese industry professionals or enthusiasts? Are your sessions interactive? Would your audiences describe you as a dynamic presenter? Have you received audience evaluations (for sessions with 75 or more participants) demonstrating excellent ratings in the 80th percentile or above?
If your answered “yes” to all of these questions, then you meet ACS’s qualifications for a speaking position—and we encourage you to submit a session proposal!
The Evaluation Process
Members of the Education Committee evaluate all proposed sessions based on the following criteria:
- overall quality
- relevance to the industry
- well-defined focus within the content areas
- practical application of material
- timeliness of the topic
- speaker qualifications
To be considered as a speaker, your program must be educational in nature—sales presentations will not be accepted. In addition, your material should be original: otherwise, sources must be referenced. For sessions with multiple speakers, each speaker must agree to this submission. Incomplete programs will not be considered.
Programs should last 90 minutes, which includes a brief period for Q&A. Panels should not consist of more than three speakers and one moderator (four participants total).
Presentations are submitted with the understanding that these are volunteer presenter roles. As a presenter you agree to take on the expense of your travel, if required for your presentation.