Call for Speakers

2022 Accelerate! Conference & Expo

Our Call for Speakers is OPEN

Nov. 13-16, 2022Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX • Hosted by Women In Trucking Association

Learn more about the conference

Please Note: A majority of content has been accepted for the 2022 event, but we still have a small handful of sessions reserved for sponsors and other relevant sources for content. Therefore the likelihood of having your session being accepted is now much lower than initial months of WIT ‘Call for Presentations.’ If you’re interested in a sponsorship and securing a presentation role at this late date, contact Carleen@WomenInTrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

Why Present?

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 2022 Accelerate! Conference & Expo and the virtual conference. These live and virtual conferences attract 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. Session proposals will be considered for both the in-person and virtual versions of the conference.

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

  • Submitter Contact Information
  • Proposed Presentation Title (you can submit up to 3 separate presentation topics)
  • 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) - please include 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).