ALFN 2021 Events Speaker Interest Form
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Review the ALFN Speaker Selection Policy prior to completing this form (copy and paste the following link into your browser) - http://files.alfn.org/ALFN%20Speaker%20Selection%20Policy.pdf.
This form explains who is eligible to speak at ALFN events, and how speakers are selected.
ALFN Members may complete this speaker form at any point during the year; however deadlines apply before each major ALFN event so please keep in mind your availability as substitutions from your firm or company will not be allowed. Submissions must be completed by each event's deadline in order to be considered as a speaker.
We are looking to select individuals who are excellent public speakers, engaging and interactive with their presentations all while being entertaining and educational, and who are recognized experts in their field. Submitting your interest to be a speaker in no way guarantees selection and only those individuals selected as speakers will be notified. Please note that not every candidate will be selected and you may be offered speaking opportunities at various ALFN events. If you are selected as a speaker, you will be notified no less than 60 days prior to the scheduled event.
Event Dates & Form Deadlines:
- Bankruptcy Intersect (March 4 | Dallas, TX) - Form Deadline November 12, 2020
- WILLPower Summit (April 29-30 | Dallas, TX) - Form Deadline January 7, 2021
- ANSWERS (July 18-21 | Bonita Springs, FL) - Form Deadline January 31, 2021
- Foreclosure Intersect (Nov. 18 | Dallas, TX) - Form Deadline July 29, 2021
ALFN Member Type:
-- Please Select --
Attorney-Trustee Member (Law Firm or Foreclosure Trustee)
Associate Member (Vendor)
Mortgage Servicer (Non-Member)
Are you a licensed and practicing attorney?
If so, which states are you licensed and currently practicing in? Select at least 1 response.
Yes; Please list which states are you licensed and currently practicing in?
If you are employed by a law firm or foreclosure trustee, list the states that your company has a creditors rights practice in.
Select the ALFN committees (practice specific and other groups), that you are currently a member of.
Select at least 1 response.
Legislative & Regulatory Policy Group
Junior Professionals & Executives Group (JPEG)
Women in Legal Leadership Group (WILL)
Bankruptcy Practice Group
Amicus Brief Group
Marketing & Event Planning Group
Complex Litigation Practice Group
None - Not a member of any ALFN group or committee
Select the ALFN events listed below that you have spoken at as a moderator or panelist in 2019/2020.
Select at least 1 response.
Bankruptcy Intersect 2020 - February 12, Dallas
WILLPOWER 2019 - April 30-May 1, Dallas
ANSWERS 2019 - July 21-24, Lake Tahoe
ANSWERS 2020 Online Webinars
Foreclosure Intersect 2019 - November 13, Dallas
Foreclosure Intersect 2020 Online Webinars
None - Didn't speak at any of the above events
Select the event(s) you are interested in speaking at and what your preferred level of involvement is. Leave blank or select "None" for those you aren't interested in speaking at, or where the deadline has passed.
Other than the typical Moderator duties during your presentation, Moderators will have additional planning responsibilities including: Communicating with your sessions speakers and hosting conference calls to discuss details and deadlines for your groups presentation and topic, Putting your groups presentation into the provided ALFN PowerPoint template, Suggesting presentation styles and content, and working with the ALFN to successfully manage your session.
Speaker or Moderator (no preference)
None (not interested in this event)
If you selected to speak at multiple events, please list your first and second preferences below. We try to provide speaking opportunities to as many interested members as we can. Given this, it may not be possible to include you as a speaker at multiple events in the same year, and we will do our best to assign you to your preferred event (should you be approved as a speaker).
Have you ever been involved with Toastmasters or any other similar groups or classes that assist with continuing to improve your public speaking abilities?
If you have spoken at an ALFN or other industry event in the last two years, please provide the event name, year and topic on which you presented. In addition, please provide any feedback you have received on your past presentations and speaking abilities (survey comments, hosting organization comments, audience remarks). Respond with N/A if you haven't spoken at an industry event in the past two years.
Select your top core competencies, where you are at an Expert level:
Select at least 1 response.
Law Firm Audits
Law Firm Management
Non-Judicial Trustee Matters
Skip Trace/Service of Process
Other areas of expertise, list here:
Please generally describe your areas of expertise, where you have expert level knowledge and feel most comfortable speaking on topics in these core areas.
Please provide a reference (name and email) that we can contact that can demonstrate how you have excelled not only at public speaking, but that you are in fact an expert at the core competencies you have listed above.
Please provide a hyperlink to your professional resume/bio/cv
If you don't have this available online or can't upload your document to a hyperlink, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and list in the subject line: 2021 Speaker Interest Form Bio
Please initial indicating that you understand the following: I am committing to speak personally and that my speaking position is not a reservation for my firm or company to supply a speaker at a later date. If I am unable to speak and need to cancel I understand and agree that my firm or company will forfeit this opportunity for the specific event that I am scheduled to speak for. I understand that no substitutions will be allowed.
Individuals selected to speak at an ALFN event will receive a 20% discount off of the full-priced registration fee. Promo codes will be distributed upon speaker selection. Speakers will be responsible for all travel arrangements and expenses that are incurred, and you will not receive any royalties, honoraria, reimbursement of expenses, or other compensation from ALFN unless prior approval has been obtained from ALFN in writing as part of a servicer scholarship.
Only speakers that are selected for each event will be notified (notified no less than 60 days prior to the event).