Request for Proposals for ACCP: The Corporate Citizenship Conference

March 8-11, 2020
Orlando, FL

RFP Overview

We are looking for dynamic speakers for the 2020 ACCP Corporate Citizenship Conference to be held in Orlando, FL on March 8-11, 2020.

At the 2020 Conference, we want to connect attendees to new ideas and professional resources. We also want to challenge them to think differently about the work of corporate citizenship.

We would like to include sessions on diverse topics such as:

  • Best practices for integrating corporate citizenship into the business strategy
  • How to communicate the value of citizenship inside and outside the company
  • Best practices in grant management, foundation management, and measuring the impact of citizenship programs
  • Professional development topics relevant to citizenship professionals

If you have experience in any of these areas, we are interested in hearing from you. Submit your RFP today by scrolling to the bottom of this page!

The Speaker Proposal Document has specific information on the topics we’d like to include as a part of The Conference 2020.

As a reminder, General Session topics should have broad appeal and provide attendees with high level information. Plenary Sessions also should have broad appeal but are smaller in size to allow for more interaction between speakers and audience members. Learning Lab sessions are designed for small groups of attendees to spend time together in discussion on one topic, exploring the topic in detail and providing every one with practical knowledge they can take back to their workplace and put into action.

Please read the entire Speaker Proposal Document for additional information. 

Speaker proposals are due July 21, 2019.

Proposal decisions will be made and speakers notified by September 3, 2019.

NOTE: We will NOT accept any speaker applications that appear to be solicitation/sales presentations. We want The Conference to provide attendees with unique learning opportunities and an environment free from sales and solicitation conversations.

 

About ACCP

ACCP is the membership organization for companies committed to corporate citizenship and a strategic resource for CSR professionals. We’re here to connect, challenge and champion corporate citizenship leaders to use their corporate resources to do the most good in their communities. The Conference is just one of many resources available to our members.

As a member of ACCP, you are a part of a vibrant, supportive community of CSR professionals all of whom can help you evolve your company’s corporate citizenship practices, policies, and impact. You have access to resources that can help you build and grow your knowledge and skills. And as you participate in the community, you can build a network of colleagues and friends that will likely remain with you throughout your career. 

 

The Conference 2020 Focus

For The Conference 2020, we want to help attendees gain practical information and skills to integrate corporate citizenship in their company’s business strategy. To do that, our sessions will focus on the importance of speaking the language of business leaders to communicate the value of citizenship. We also will include sessions on best practices for telling the story of citizenship both inside and outside the company and the new skills required of CSR professionals in today’s fast-changing CSR landscape.

Learning and Networking Opportunities

  • General Sessions: An opportunity to hear from some of the most dynamic CSR professionals in the industry and learn first-hand how they are innovating their programs to stay ahead of the fast-changing CSR landscape. Everyone will leave inspired and with new ideas for their own work.
  • Plenary Sessions: Similar to the General Sessions but smaller in size, audience members will hear from influential speakers on current industry topics and often are more interactive than General Sessions.
  • Learning Labs: In these small group breakout sessions, attendees will explore a specific topic of interest with peers. Ask questions. Share best practices. Discuss challenges and propose solutions. Walk away with practical knowledge and insights – and some new connections.
 

Who Attends?

ACCP: The Conference is attended by 240+ corporate citizenship professionals. Position levels include managers, supervisors and vice presidents. Job titles include Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Director of Community Relations, Corporate Citizenship Manager, CSR Director, among others. The ratio of women to men is about 70:30.

Responsibilities

Presentation Best Practices

We want Conference attendees to focus on our speakers and able to fully listen to the discussion without being distracted by trying to read complex slides. We ask that speakers keep the following in mind as they prepare their materials:

  • We know it’s difficult to not use slides, but we’d ask that speakers keep the number of slides to a minimum.
  • If you choose to use slides, keep in mind that your audience will benefit from visual imagery rather than text heavy slides.
  • Remember that what you project on slides has a high likelihood of being photographed or included in a social post that you can’t control. So, include only information that you’re comfortable making its way outside of the room.
  • Come prepared to engage the audience in your discussion. Our audience likes to participate!
  • Please note that we’d like to make your slides available to our members and Conference attendees post-Conference. We’ll ask for final versions of your presentation materials as we get closer to the Conference date.
 

Speaker Responsibilities

As we prepare for The Conference, we ask that each speaker:

  • Work with the ACCP team to finalize the topic, discussion format, any materials that will be used during the presentation, and any AV or technology requirements
  • Return a signed speaker agreement and provide all items requested
  • Respect deadlines set forth by ACCP
 

ACCP Responsibilities

  • Inform speakers of selection decisions on or before August 31, 2019
  • Promote speakers and their sessions (if applicable)
  • Register participants
  • Facilitate a collaborative environment
  • Provide speakers with necessary AV material or pre-arranged special accommodations

Important Dates

  • RFP Opens: June 3, 2019 
  • Speaker Proposals Due: July 21, 2019
  • Follow-up Calls (if necessary) Ongoing through summer 2019
  • Notification of Decision: September 3, 2019
  • Speaker Agreements Due: September 13, 2019 
  • Travel Accommodations Made: February 7, 2020
  • Draft Presentation/videos: February 10, 2020
  • ACCP: The Conference March 8-11, 2020

Submit Your RFP

*Please note you will need to use your ACCP account to submit your RFP. If you don't have one, you'll be prompted to create one.

Click here to download an example RFP to preview the questions asked.  Please note that you must use the online application below to submit an RFP and that we cannot accept an emailed/faxed copy.