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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

The Nonprofit Partnership is thrilled to open the Call for Speakers for the 23rd annual Keystone Nonprofit Conference! 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 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)

Connect with Us:

Interested speakers are welcome to request a meeting with the NPP team to discuss their proposals and any related queries for the 2024 conference. We are here to assist you in shaping your presentation and ensuring it aligns with the conference themes and objectives. Reach out to request a meeting.

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:

To submit your proposal and for more details on the application process, please complete the form below.

We will accept speaker proposals from October 2023 through April 2024. The deadline to submit is Friday, April 5, 2024. Speakers will be notified with decisions in early May 2024.

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.

No spam proposals, please. To be considered for a role at KeyCon, your proposal has to be relevant to the nonprofit sector with the goal of improving the impact and capacity of the sector. Speakers will be expected to present in an educational, non-commercial, non-self-promotional manner. NO sales pitches are allowed during presentations or sessions. 

Submit Your Proposal
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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