SUMMIT 2021 Call for Knowledge Experts is Open!

Posted By: Jackie Bloom Blog,
Women in Manufacturing Association Seeks Knowledge Experts to Present at the 2021 SUMMIT!

The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) invites industry professionals to submit speaking proposals for the 2021 SUMMIT to be held on October 4-6, 2021. The 2021 SUMMIT will be a hybrid conference, with both a virtual experience and in-person sessions at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, OH, to ensure that the entire community can participate.

The Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT is the highlight of WiM’s busy calendar of year-round programming dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. The WiM SUMMIT brings together manufacturers of all types and welcomes individuals from every job function. The event features exclusive tours of leading manufacturing facilities, professional development sessions, roundtable discussions, and inspiring keynote presentations, as well as social and networking events. More than 700 attendees are expected to participate this year.

WiM seeks presenters who share cutting-edge ideas, inspire enlightening discussions, and offer the latest innovative concepts and trends that are changing how we work in manufacturing. Proposals are encouraged on presentation topics related to professional development, personal development, technical innovations, manufacturing business trends, strategic leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

If interested in being considered to speak at the 2021 SUMMIT, please complete the online application form by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Submit your presentation proposal here.
*This online form must be completed for consideration.

Speaker Benefits

  • Each presenter will receive one complimentary registration to the SUMMIT
  • Your name, company and title of your presentation will be published in the conference program and on the conference website and will be featured on social media
  • Your presentation provides an excellent marketing and business development opportunity by highlighting your company’s leadership, best practices and successes.
  • As a speaker, you are recognized as a leader in your field and to the WiM community

The Evaluation Process:

All proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality
  • Relevance to the industry
  • Well-defined focus within the program track structure
  • Practical applications of the material
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Speaker qualifications

To be considered as a conference speaker, your program must be educational in nature, sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made four months prior to the event. You will be notified by email if your presentation is selected.

Our events team is working hard to establish safety protocols to make in-person/hybrid events possible. While we look forward to welcoming members back to face-to-face education and networking, we are also planning for the contingency of needing to hold any of these events entirely virtual.

As a result of this uncertainty, we are asking our prospective speakers to be flexible and be prepared to speak both in person or virtually. We will only be hosting in-person gatherings if and when safe to do so.