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Submission Portal Opened on 3 March 2022
Submission Portal Closed on 6 April 2022
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GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Now more than ever, content focused on the industry’s recovery will be critical. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.”
GBTA event attendees include corporate travel managers, consultants and industry suppliers from the airline, hotel, car, card, agency, and travel technology communities. Please note the audience consists of travel buyers and suppliers new to the travel industry (0-3 years), mid-career managers/directors (4-10 years) and seasoned, strategic industry professionals (11+ years).
We recognize there are still many post-pandemic unknowns that may affect your 2022 budget and travel approvals. However, we hope you will continue to submit outstanding content. Opportunities may arise for you to deliver your session virtually. As a reminder, GBTA is always looking for education topics, white papers, toolkits and other resources to share with our members.
LIMIT 100 CHARACTERS OR LESS
Title should describe session and provoke interest in attending.
LIMIT 500 CHARACTERS
Description should clearly describe the purpose and specifically detail what the attendees will learn. Recommended 2-4 sentences used to market your session to attendees.
Session content should be developed at one of the three levels described below:
2-3 KEY OUTCOMES
The learning outcomes should reflect actionable content and focus on behavior. Each sentence should start with a measurable, action verb and outcomes constructed based on the level of content delivered. Please refer to Bloom’s Taxonomy for a complete list of action verbs at the various learner level. Please note: Avoid use of non-measurable terms such as understand, know, learn, and comprehend; and instead use terms such as solve, develop, analyze, create, and apply.
Note: it is important that you clearly articulate what the audience will “take away” from this session and/or how they can apply the information in their daily work.
Please select the area that best represents your content. As we are aware that you may have content addressed in multiple areas, we ask that you select the BEST content category.
Presentations are 45-minute sessions. Indicate if this is a panel discussion or lecture/case study presentation. Regardless of the session type, please remember adult learners desire an interactive, engaging learning environment. We recommended 25-35 minutes of content and at least 10-20 minutes for Q&A or some type of attendee engagement. GBTA will provide access to Sli.do for in-session polling/engagement.
Regardless of presentation type, it is recommended each session should incorporate no more than three speakers. For panel discussions, the three speakers should be the moderator and two panelists. For lecturer-type presentations, the recommended maximum is three presenters. As we recognize there may be changes to the speaker line-up, the proposal should be submitted by the lead presenter (also called “session designer”). The GBTA Professional Development Team Members will be communicating regularly with this individual.
The review committee recognizes that updates will likely be made to the deck prior to August; however, the core messaging must be represented in this deck. This is an important piece of the submission and the content provided will be used to evaluate the relevance and quality of the content. Submitters must use the generic PPT deck and do NOT include any identifying information (i.e. company logo, speaker names). The deck can be found in the Attendee Interactive platform.
Sessions will be evaluated in a structured, peer-review process and scored by a variety of travel buyers and suppliers in the following categories:
PPT decks which include identifying information (i.e. company logo, speaker names) will be removed prior to evaluation
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