Call for Speakers

The NASPL Professional Development Seminar is a unique event designed to bring together lottery industry employees at all levels in a small-group, hands-on format. Workshops cover the primary disciplines in the industry: accounting, audit, information technology, legal, product managers, public relations, research, sales and marketing, game development and security. The PDS format allows for candid discussions and information-sharing among participants, and provides attendees with tangible ideas about how to take advantage of the industry’s biggest opportunities and find solutions to its biggest challenges.

When submitting your topic proposal or speaker suggestion, please only enter one topic per form and be as detailed as possible. If you have more than one topic that you would like to propose, please submit additional forms. Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 5, 2017. After this cutoff date, this form will still be live and the submissions received will be considered for 2018 conference or for other relevant events, so please feel free to submit anyway. Submissions sent by email will not be accepted.

If chosen to speak at a NASPL event, you are making a commitment to deliver a well-prepared presentation and to speak on the topic you have proposed or accepted. NASPL asks that you do not change the submitted topic or content of your presentation once submitted. Speaker selection criteria will be based on Concept, Depth, Organization and Take-away. NASPL does not accept presentations that are a thinly-veiled advertisement for a new product, technology or service your company is offering. If you would like to advertise a product or service please contact our Vendor Relations Manager, Jake Coy,  for information on exhibiting at the NASPL Business Development and Product Innovations Conference in Portland, OR.

If selected as a presenter/speaker/panelist at the NASPL Professional Development Seminar you give NASPL permission and all reserved rights to post your presentation to the online conference site, NASPL Matrix. In addition, you agree to be available to present during any day of the meeting, July 25 – 27, 2017. Final presentations are due no later than Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Speakers are responsible for providing any written or copied materials to attendees at their own expense.

NASPL does not offer complimentary registration or cover any travel expenses for speakers. All speakers and attendees must register to attend these meetings.

NASPL Allowed Presentation Formats:

Format Duration Description
Lectures 25 min

Lectures are issue-oriented, provide concrete examples, and contain both practical and theoretical information.

Panels 30 - 45 min

Panels take many different viewpoints on a topic or issue and combine them in one debate session with a moderator. Debate among panelists (with very different opinions) is welcome and audience participation time will be accounted for. We prefer 30- 45 minutes time for this format and no more than 5 people. Include all of the panelists you have confirmed in the proposal. A limited number of panels will be accepted.

Roundtables 45 - 60 min

Roundtables are small peer discussion groups led by one or two moderators. Moderators should facilitate conversation and keep the flow of discussion inspired and moving. They do not lecture or dictate. Constructive controversy and debate are very welcome in roundtables. Topics that are open-ended in nature and promote an exchange of ideas from people likely to have different viewpoints generally work best in this format. 

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