Call for Presentations

Interested in presenting next fall at the 2019 Accelerate! Conference & Expo, as hosted by the Women In Trucking Association? We now are accepting proposals for presentations. It all takes place September 30 - October 2, 2019 at the Sheraton Dallas. Learn more about the conference


Why Present at the 2020 Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference
WIT's mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. This conference directly supports this mission - so if your organizational goals dovetail nicely into this mission, there can be a direct value to tie your brand to that of Women In Trucking. In addition, by presenting at this conference, you and/or your team can become reputable "thought leaders" and subject matter experts on the topic that you present. Presenting at this event can be an opportunity for professional and personal growth, reputation-building, and even business development opportunities! That said, it's extremely important that your proposed content is NOT commercial - and only educational in nature. 

Who Attends this Conference?
We expect more than 1,300 attendees to participate in the 2020 Accelerate! Conference & Expo. This conference attracts attendees from companies involved in commercial freight transportation, ranging from motor carriers (full truckload, LTL, bulk, etc.) and third-party logistics providers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology innovators. Consider proposing subjects that are relevant to individuals who hold these primary responsibilities:

  • Leadership
  • Operations
  • HR/Talent Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Professional Drivers

Considerations in Preparing Your Session Proposal
Our attendees are looking for take-way information that they can apply to improve their own business strategies, processes, practices and operations. Case studies or best practices are ideal, but we also look for proposed presentations that provide practical tips on a specific topic or issue - as well as market intelligence that is relevant to the industry. That said, keep in mind that your proposal should have an angle that ties back to the need and importance of gender diversity to the trucking industry.

It's recommended that you invest time in preparing a Word document that outlines these following items that are requested in completing the Online Presentation Proposal Form. This way, it should be easy to then complete the online form in 10 minutes or less. 

  • Submitter Contact Information
  • Proposed Presentation Title
  • Relevant Tracks for Your Proposed Topic (Leadership, HR/Talent Management, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Safety & Compliance)
  • Proposed Presentation Description (no more than 150 words)
  • Learning Objectives (Identify at least 3)
  • Proposed speaker(s) - you can submit up to 6, with their name, title, company, and brief bio history. (Please note: It's important that you confirm the interest level of these individuals before submitting their names).