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Event Details

Name: 2017 SEMA Show

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: November 1–4, 2017

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Call for Speakers: Zane Clark (zanec@sema.org); Phone: (909) 978-6743

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The SEMA Show Call for Speakers has Closed
Interested in sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge with others? We're seeking your best education session ideas that are geared for automotive professionals and delivered in innovative ways. Business and industry experts are invited to submit applications to present a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show taking place October 30 – November 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Push the envelope. How can you deliver content in a new way? Think outside the box and present in new formats:

• Debate style forums
• Roundtable discussions
• Audience interaction – flipped learning models
• Low-tech – high-value

The annual trade show, which features new products and innovations that enhance a vehicle’s styling and performance, is where more than 140,000 industry professionals gather each year to do business. In addition to connecting buyers and sellers, an important element of the SEMA Show is the education program that takes place during the Show.

SEMA Biz Tips, the SEMA Show education program, typically includes more than five dozen sessions. While topics address basic business practices such as customer service, marketing and social media, the 2017 program will emphasize issues that are of greatest concern to businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Experts who can contribute to automotive specific innovation and training are encouraged to submit proposals.

All speakers should be able to focus on industry issues and not a specific company position or agenda.

To be considered for an education session, please submit your proposal by selecting "Join Now" below.

Click here to review submission criteria and FAQ

Selection Process
Please submit your completed proposal by February 20, 2017. We receive many session proposals for the Annual SEMA Show, so please understand that it is a difficult and highly selective process for our team of volunteers and staff to review and choose from among the many excellent submissions we receive. As such, quality rather than quantity is always best when submitting proposals. We much prefer to receive your best ideas rather than every idea you might have, so send us just the ones you think would make the strongest sessions.

The deadline for speaker submissions is February 20, 2017.

Applications for speaker submissions are available on this site until February 20 2017. Speaker entries will be answered by no later than April 20, 2017. For more details, contact SEMA's Senior Director of Education, Zane Clark at zanec@sema.org, 909-978-6743.

If you are not sure about what subject to address, here are a few topics of interest that you may use for thought starters

• How YELP has changed the trust landscape in business
• The automotive industry in 5 years
• Hire and retain employees in the social era
• Vehicle Building and Fabrication
• Business Technology and applications to advance business
• Practical solutions for small business
• What is next in social media marketing
• Bookkeeping and Payroll

By no means are you limited to these topics – we welcome all areas of expertise.

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Questions? Organizer: Zane Clark - zanec@sema.org / (909) 978-6743