ALFN 2020 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 (February 12 | Dallas, TX) - Form Deadline November 8, 2019
- WILLPower Summit (May 5-6 | Dallas, TX) - Form Deadline January 31, 2020
- ANSWERS (July 19-22 | Bonita Springs, FL) - Form Deadline January 31, 2020
- Foreclosure Intersect (Nov. 18 | Dallas, TX) - Form Deadline August 7, 2020
ALFN Member Type:
-- Please Select --
Attorney-Trustee Member (Law Firm or Foreclosure Trustee)
Associate Member (Vendor)
Mortgage Servicer (Non-Member)
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)
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 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 not listed 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: 2020 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).