The 11th Annual SPARKS
CALL FOR SPEAKERS - Day 1
The organizers of the 2023 Social Marketing SPARKS Conference are seeking proposals for presentations.
After 2 years of virtual SPARKS, the Pacific Northwest Social Marketing Association is excited to welcome you back in person! SPARKS is a two-day event set for December 4-5 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Day 1 features over a dozen social marketing experts speaking on behavior change initiatives. While the first day will be hybrid with an online viewing option, we ask that all speakers attend in-person. Day 2 includes in-depth in-person training and speaker attendance is optional.
We are looking for enthusiastic presenters that can share ideas, innovations, stories, successes, and yes, failures in social marketing with a focus on issues, especially those being addressed in the Pacific Northwest. What have you done that has pushed the envelope to change behavior for social good? What is the next horizon in social marketing? What new ideas or innovations would you like to share with other social marketers? Did you try something and fail spectacularly? We can learn a lot from missteps and failures too.
We encourage applicants to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in crafting presentation proposals!
What's in it for you?
Successful social marketing strategies and programs can often have a greater return on investment than other outreach, engagement, and marketing methods. Sharing your story and hearing from others in the social marketing field at SPARKS can help bolster that investment and impact. Participation at SPARKS can be used to amplify the work you do within your organizations to ignite change in the broader community. In addition, SPARKS speakers receive the following benefits:
Ideas for proposals may include (but are not limited to):
We’re most excited about presentations that:
Please avoid presentations that:
Presentations will be between 13 and 15 minutes long, with each followed by an additional 5 minutes for audience questions. Presentation slides are not needed, but slides with compelling visuals and photos to help tell your story are welcomed. We welcome your creative strategies to make your virtual presentation engaging and meaningful for our conference attendees.
NOTE: If you have presented in the past and would like to be considered as a speaker for this year, you are welcome to pitch your presentation so long as it is a new topic. In order to keep the agenda fresh, people who presented in 2022 are not eligible to present at this year’s conference.
Ready to tell your story?
Complete our SPARKS 2023 Call for Speakers form here. Proposal responses should include:
Please submit your proposal by Friday, September 8th, 2023.
Selected speakers will be notified by late September 2023.
Organized by the Pacific Northwest Social Marketing Association
PNSMA is an organization made up of members of the social marketing community across the Pacific Northwest. Its purpose is to promote the general advancement of the practice and industry of social marketing, advance the interests of social marketing professionals, facilitate training, education and research, provide a forum for exchange of information related to the practice, and promote public understanding and education about social marketing.
Questions? Email email@example.com