SEMA Show Education - Speaking Opportunities



Patti Wood              Max Major 

SEMA Show Education Days spotlights top speakers from around the country. Their expertise gives attendees the tools to take their businesses to the next level.

Why the SEMA Show?
What We Look for in a Speaker
Selection Process

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Why the SEMA Show?

The annual trade show, which features new products and innovations that enhance a vehicle's styling and performance, is where more than 160,000 industry professionals gather each year to do business. In addition to connecting buyers and sellers, an important element of the SEMA Show is the education program that takes place during the SEMA Show.

What We Look for in a Speaker

Be able to push the envelope. How can you deliver content in a new way? Think outside the box and present in new formats:

• Debate style forums
• Roundtable discussions
• Audience interactions - flipped learning models
• Low-tech - High-value

All speakers should be able to focus on industry issues and not a specific company or agenda.

If you are not sure what subect to address, here are a few topics of interest that you may use for thought starters:

• Automotive Aftermarket
• Advanced Vehicle Technology
• Technical Training and Installation
• Small Business Best Practices
• Digital Marketing & Social Media Activation
• Industry Disruptions and Solutions
• Diversity in the Automotive Industry
• Brick and Mortar vs Online Retailers

By no means are you limited to these topics - we welcome all areas of expertise.

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Selection Process

We receive many session proposals for the annual SEMA Show, so please understand that it is a difficult and highly selective process for our team of volunteers and staff to review and choose from among the many excellent submissions we receive. As such, quality rather than quantity is always best when submitting proposals. We much prefer to receive your best ideas rather than every idea you might have, so send us just the ones you think would make the strongest sessions. The application to submit a proposal for the 2019 SEMA Show is now closed.

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The Call for Proposals is now closed for the 2019 SEMA Show. If you would like to be notified when future speaking opportunities become available, sign-up below: