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The Keystone Nonprofit Conference

Call for Speakers | 2024

Submit to speak at the 23rd annual Keystone Nonprofit Conference in Erie, PA

KeyCon 2024 will take place on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie, PA. We are seeking passionate and knowledgeable individuals with expertise in various domains of the nonprofit sector, including but not limited to:

  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Operations
  • Professional Development
  • Board Governance
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Submit Your Proposal!

If you have insights, experiences, and innovative ideas to share, we encourage you to submit a proposal to speak and contribute to the rich tapestry of discussions and learning at the conference. We are accepting submissions for Tuesday, October 30th. Content should fit in a one hour or one hour and fifteen minute time slot. Feel free to be creative! Breakout sessions are not intended to be dry lectures, but engaging and thought-provoking workshops. 

Please note, the speaker spaces are highly competitive, and we are looking for presentations that are engaging, informative, tactical and relevant to the nonprofit community.

Speaker Benefits:

While the speaking positions are not paid, speakers will receive:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration
  • Access to a Discounted Vendor Booth
  • Hotel Accommodations (if applicable)

Be a Part of Something Impactful!

By speaking at the Keystone Nonprofit Conference, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, share your knowledge and experiences, and contribute to the advancement of the nonprofit sector. Your voice can inspire positive change and empower nonprofits to achieve their missions more effectively.

How to Apply:

Please note - speaker proposals for the 2024 conference are no longer being accepted. Proposals were accepted from October 2023 through April 5, 2024. Any submissions received past April 5, 2024 will be considered for 2025. Thank you!

Important Notes:

The Nonprofit Partnership is on a mission to intentionally incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into our annual conference and into our everyday work. Anyone and everyone has something to bring to the table and we want to hear what makes you so uniquely you! That’s when the magic happens and that’s when minds open. Together, we have a chance at fostering a happy and healthy nonprofit community.

Before You Submit: Understanding Our Terms and Conditions

To ensure a seamless and impactful experience for both our speakers and attendees, we have established a set of terms and conditions for proposal submissions. We urge you to review these carefully to align your presentation with the expectations and standards of our conference.

    Key Points to Consider:

  • Targeted Content: We cater to an audience of nonprofit professionals. Your proposal should be crafted to resonate with their specific needs, challenges, and aspirations in the nonprofit landscape.
  • Competitive Selection Process: Speaker slots are limited and selected through a competitive process. We seek proposals that are not only innovative and engaging but also provide practical insights and solutions.
  • Commitment to Quality: By submitting your proposal, you are agreeing to prepare thoroughly and deliver content that is insightful, relevant, and of the highest caliber.
  • Ethical Standards and Non-Promotion: Our platform is for knowledge sharing, not for business promotion. Sessions should focus on educational content rather than the promotion of products or services.
  • Cooperative Engagement: Selected speakers may receive suggestions for enhancing their presentations. We value a collaborative approach and constructive feedback to maximize the impact of your session.
  • Speaker Compensation: While we do not offer monetary payment, speakers will be provided with hotel accommodations (if applicable) and a discounted rate for vendor booths. This is an excellent opportunity to gain visibility and network within the nonprofit community.

Ready to Make a Difference?

If you're ready to inspire, educate, and engage with a community of dedicated nonprofit professionals, we invite you to submit your speaker proposal. Remember, your insights could be the catalyst for transformative change in the nonprofit world.

Please confirm your understanding of the above terms and conditions before proceeding with your submission.

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The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490