Please complete the form below by 5pm ET on Tuesday, July 12 to pitch an idea for a session, indicate your interest in being a speaker, recommend a speaker or to share a practical insight or example to be featured at the Summit.
We are looking for session ideas and speakers to address these core themes in support of independent news businesses. We are interested in session ideas, subject matter expertise and first-hand experiences related to:
Session ideas related to these core themes. Pitch a complete session idea, including the concept, format and guest speakers. We can work with you to refine your session idea to align with the conference goals and other programming.
Engaging speakers and presenters with subject matter expertise. If you have experience related to the conference topics that you’d like to contribute but don’t have a clear session idea in mind, we can work with you to identify a session that might be a good fit.
Direct experiences, successes, lessons learned, best practices and other insights related to the conference themes. These brief insights may not be suited to a full conference session but could be incorporated into panel discussions, lightning chats, Q&As or other conference sessions.
How to design a newsletter that drives habit and loyalty (Workshop): Newsletters are one of the most important tools for developing a relationship with readers who you can eventually turn to for donations or contributions. We’ll walk you through the News Revenue Hub’s newsletter development process and help you determine the most important things you’ll need to create a successful newsletter.
Sharpen Your Elevator Pitch (Workshop): This hands-on working session with expert marketers and fundraisers will help you sharpen a 30-second and 5-slide elevator pitch of your product and what to consider when adapting your pitch to different audiences.
Rightsizing Your Tech Stack (Presentation): In this session, we’ll walk through the key elements of a tech stack for news businesses and some of the most popular tools available and provide a framework for assessing what’s best for your organization.
A suggested insight: In 2021, we launched a new newsletter product that has helped us reach [new audience] and increased sponsorship revenue by [amount]. I’d like to briefly share how we designed the newsletter and sold new sponsorships against it.
We will use the following criteria to assess potential sessions and speakers.
We encourage anyone with a good idea or experience to complete a submission. We’ll work with you to refine your session idea, match you with a comfortable session format and provide you resources to help you prepare. If you’re a first-time conference speaker who needs more support, we can provide extra guidance.