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The Call For Speakers For Bbcon 2019 Is Now OPEN!

Become a Speaker @ bbcon 2019

bbcon gets bigger and more exciting each year. We're looking for inspiring, impactful, and insightful speakers to join the incredible line-up of events at our 2019 conference in Nashville, TN. If you're a game-changer, thought leader, storyteller, or simply passionate about sharing what you know with philanthropic professionals, we want to hear from you!

Evaluation Criteria

Blackbaud will review and evaluate each session proposal using the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of content
  • Relevance to conference audience
  • Timeliness
  • Practical application

Topics of Interest (conference tracks)

  • Analytics
  • Arts & Cultural
  • Companies
  • Faith Communities
  • Financial Management
  • Focus on Tech Innovation
  • Foundations
  • Fundraising & Relationship Management
  • Higher Education
  • Healthcare
  • K-12 Schools
  • Marketing & Engagement
  • Nonprofits
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Sector Leadership & Trends


Presentation Format Each conference session will be 45 or 60 minutes long. Please keep these lively and engaging; PowerPoints should be easy to follow (it’s not a script!).

Successful Submissions: Due to the significant number of submissions we receive each year, not every submission can be selected. Strong speaker submissions feature:

  • Actionable takeaways for attendees. What is the tangible impact of your talk on attendees and their teams?
  • Clear focus on attendees of a specific role
  • Understanding of who would benefit the most from your presentation
  • Clearly articulated proficiency level so attendees can easily digest your presentation
  • Unique or non-obvious application of technology/solutions
  • Engaging, inspiring, and a fun delivery

Speaker Registration and Travel All presenters are expected to register for the conference. There are three different options for registering:

  • Discounted full registration of $400*
  • Presenter scholarship: limited number available for nonprofit organizations

* If you are a consultant, no more than one person from your company will receive the discounted registration rate for speaking.

Important Dates

  • Call for speakers ends March 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Please note: All submissions are subject to edits or changes as deemed appropriate by conference organizers.

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Posted by David Hazeltine on Jan 23, 2019 2:38 PM America/New_York

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