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Call for Speakers

Although our 2017 Call for Speakers deadline has passed you may still submit a proposal to speak as we have a few sessions still available.   

Do you want to be one of the 200 industry thought leaders to make it on this coveted list? 

Joining our elite speaker faculty provides exposure and credibility as an industry forerunner.  Where else can you address your target audience all in one place?  

The submission deadline for our 2017 Call for Speakers is Friday, December 30th.

Please complete our Call for Speakers Form in its entirety, as only complete forms will be considered. We are accepting submissions in all areas of employee benefits and healthcare including:

  • Healthcare Reform
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Corporate Fitness & Nutrition
  • Self-Funding
  • Global Benefits
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Agent/Broker Marketplace
  • Health Insurance Exchange
  • Benefits Technology
  • Healthcare Consumerism
  • Employer Direct Contracting
  • Business Development & Social Media
  • And related industry topics are welcome

Presentation Formats


You’ve sat through the technical; now here’s the “How to” in putting these strategies in place!

50 minute to two hour sessions.  These intimate, open discussion sessions provide industry professionals the opportunity to collaborate with their peers.  These opportunities provide attendees with practical solutions that they can immediately take back to their organization and begin implementing.  Sessions will be set up in rounds to help facilitate the sharing of information amongst congress delegates.  We encourage incorporating demonstration and/or hands-on activity, small group activities, role playing, program design and interactivity with attendees to keep them engaged.


A 20-45 minute presentation addressing up to 2,500 attendees on a relevant, big picture issue dominating the benefits and healthcare industry.  Inspirational or motivational speakers, senior level executives from Fortune 500 Companies, best-selling authors and governmental organizations are preferred.

Speakers, presenters and panelists have been asked to refrain from promoting themselves and their businesses during presentations. While we do understand that at times it may be necessary for a presenter to refer to his or her business by name, promotional efforts of any kind are considered a serious breach of the spirit of the conference.


50 minute presentations on one of our innovative educational conference tracks: Healthcare Reform, Corporate Wellness, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition, Self-Funding, Global Benefits, Voluntary Benefits, Agent/Broker Marketplace, Health Insurance Exchange, Benefits Technology and Business Development.

There are three ways in which to submit your paper or presentation ideas for one of our exclusive breakout sessions:

  1. Recommend a Single Presenter: Presentation should address a unique and timely topic matter.  Employer case studies with survey or research results are highly encouraged.
  2. Recommend a Multi Speaker Session: Presentation should consist of 2 – 3 presenters.  Presentation must include a minimum of one employer co-presenter (Employee Benefits Manager, Chief Medical Director, Wellness Manager, Global Benefits Director, Compensation Manager and/or other HR/Benefits professionals.  Time should be equally distributed amongst all presenters.
  3. Recommend a Panel Discussion: Panel sessions should consist of 3 or 4 presenters and a moderator. In an effort to ensure diverse participation on the panels, the presenters should represent different organizations. We recommend that the moderator be a representative from the organization that is taking the lead in forming the panel.  The goal of this format is to bring together various industry experts and get various perspectives on a timely subject matter.

Complexity Level

Please specify the level of program:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

The Premier Event to Get the Pulse in Employee Benefits ~ What We Look For

EHBC is the leader in providing HR Managers, Agents & Brokers and Service Providers timely information on the most pressing issues facing the industry. We have set the bar high in providing real life examples and employer case studies each and every year and this year will surely meet that precedent. Whether its employer perspectives on employee engagement and communication, benefits planning and design or strategies towards tackling and complying with the ACA –  we will deliver and with your help.  

Employer Case studies that provide insight into how to address challenges and provide solutions are key to any Call for Speakers submission.

Review Criteria

  • Uniqueness of subject matter
  • Topic relevance & timeliness to the Industry
  • Clear and well-defined message and description
  • Employer case studies, examples and best practices (challenges, solutions and metrics)
  • Industry research & statistics
  • Key learning objectives and take away value for delegates – What is at stake? Why should attendees care about the message?
  • Colorful and innovative approach to presentation structure
  • Speakers with presenting experience
  • Supporting documents such as past presentations, published white paper and/or articles on a similar subject matter

Important Notes for Service Provider/Vendors

  • Service providers or vendors interested in securing one of our coveted sessions are highly encouraged and when relevant required to include employer co-presenters in their proposal submission.  We give preference to submissions that include the employer perspective and successful case studies.
  • Service providers are required to have a presence through financial support of the event.  This helps to support the industry as a whole through our non-profit trade association’s efforts in education as well as helps in bringing VIP’s to the event through either our Employer VIP program or our Agent, Broker VIP program so that they can network with providers such as yourselves.
  • While we do understand that at times it may be necessary for a presenter to refer to his or her business by name, promotional efforts of any kind are considered a serious breach of the spirit of the conference.  Speakers, presenters and panelists have been asked to refrain from promoting themselves and their businesses during presentations.

Conference Fees and Hotel Accommodation

Please note that no speakers, presenters or panelists are paid to attend, including keynote speakers. All speakers pay full registration fees, travel expenses and accommodations. Only in rare cases are a speaker’s fees waived.

Magazine Publication Opportunities

The Conference is affiliated with Benefits Live Magazine. Benefits Live is a Bi-monthly online employee benefits publication. The Magazine addresses important issues and topics of discussion affecting the employee benefits industry including Healthcare Reform, Corporate Wellness, Voluntary Benefits and Self-Funding.  The publication does include a printed Congress Issue that is distributed to congress attendees at the annual event.

Papers submitted will also be considered for the printed Congress Issue of Benefits Live Magazine.

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Please contact our Education & Engagement team regarding any topic or speaker questions.

Sarah Michele Hunt

Education & Engagement Leader

561-790-1176 x808

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