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Today we are opening the call for speakers for TBEX North America 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.

We want you to be successful in submitting a session proposal for TBEX Cancun, so here are some tips to help your proposal get our attention and meet the needs of our attendees. We’ll also try to point out some of the common reasons we have to decline submissions, hopefully giving you some additional ideas on how to structure your session proposal.

  • We have four educational tracks, and your session must fit into one of them. For the bloggers, we have Content, Community, and Commerce. For the travel industry, we have two tracks of TBEX Business designed for DMOs, PR representatives, travel brands, and other travel and tourism attendees.
  • Sessions are one hour in length, allowing time within that for questions and answers.  Please do not suggest something longer.
  • We are a B2B conference and consumer travel topics don’t fit into our programming. We’re looking for topics that can help our attendees learn more about their craft and and how to improve their business life.
  • Topic selection should be fairly narrow, allowing for an in depth discussion. Broad-based, shallower topics are generally not as well received.
  • We are always on the lookout for advanced, high level, educational sessions. Unfortunately, we don’t receive many that are at this level, so if you have the expertise and an idea that are suited for advanced level bloggers, we want to hear it.

Before you head over to the submission form, you may find additional helpful information here. If you still have questions, please get in touch, I’m happy to help you brainstorm ideas or give you feedback.

We’re always looking for new speakers to bring to the TBEX audience — last year, over half our speakers were new to TBEX. Go ahead, click through to our TBEX Cancun speaker submission form and send us a great proposal.

The call for speakers will remain open until midnight (Pacific Time) on June 12th, 2014. Speakers selected will be notified as quickly as possible.