Workshop Speakers

Do you want to present a workshop at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas, March 22-25? You've come to the right place!

Click “Submit Proposal” to log in or set up a new user account. If you presented a workshop at NADA100 in 2017, you should already have an account. If you don’t know your password, simply click the "forgot password" link to retrieve it. You will be sent an email with this information. If you are submitting on behalf of a speaker(s), you should set up a first-time user account; you will be asked to provide speaker profile information. 


 Submit Proposal

11:59pm EDT
Monday, June 26, 2017

Tips for the submission process


Workshop Title: Workshop titles should not exceed 60 characters (including letters and spaces). Participants should have the ability to determine the content from the title. Avoid titles that start with “A,” “How to,” or “The.” Verbs should be present tense, not present participle, e.g., “Create” not “Creating.” NADA reserves the right to revise all workshop titles.

Your Proposal: For the Workshop Selection Committee to give your proposal proper consideration, include the following:

1) Workshop Synopsis:

• Clearly state the content that will be covered in the workshop in 150 words or fewer.

2) Comprehensive Workshop Description:

• Provide a complete overview of your workshop, expanding on what you listed under “Workshop Synopsis.”

3) Intended Audience:

• State your target audience for this workshop.

4) Learning Objectives: 

• Provide brief, clear, specific statements of what attendees can expect to gain from the workshop. Define specific tasks using relevant verbs. Do not use verbs that are difficult to measure objectively, such as “understand” or “know.” Use verbs such as identify, define, list, interpret, classify, calculate, formulate, apply, solve, prepare, operate, plan, repair, explain, implement or estimate.

5) Presentation Activities:

• Explain the learning techniques you will integrate into your presentation to connect with your audience.

6) References:

• List any source references for your workshop presentation, such as books, white papers, websites or case studies.

Presentation Format: Most workshops are presented by a single speaker (with a maximum of two speakers). Panels have a maximum of four speakers including the moderator.

Select NADA Workshop Track: Select the appropriate track for your workshop. Refer to the tracks below when developing your proposal and topic:

  • Dealer/Executive
  • Digital & Traditional Marketing
  • Legal & Regulatory Compliance
  • Employee Recruiting, Hiring and Retention
  • Fixed Ops (Parts; Service; Body Shop)
  • Variable Ops (Sales; Business Office/F&I)

Add Speakers: Please make sure all speaker contact information is current. You must include ALL speakers on this proposal or your submission will be incomplete. Complete the required fields, including a short biography of the speaker. Also, indicate if the speaker has presented at previous NADA or ATD events (Convention workshops, NADA webinars, seminars, or NADA 20 Group meetings). Please upload a high-resolution photo of the speaker.

If you are entering more than one speaker, click on “Are there any additional speakers?” once the first speaker name is entered.

Upload Video Clip:  Create a video (90 seconds) that shows the speaker(s) outlining critical workshop takeaways for participants. The video submission is one of the most important items that will determine if the Workshop Selection Committee accepts your proposal.

Submit Proposal: You will be provided with a summary of each section before you submit. Any incomplete sections will be noted. If all sections are complete, click “Submit Proposal for Review.” You will be able to print a copy of the submission for your records as well as an email confirmation of receipt. 

The Workshop Selection Committee will meet in September, and all prospective workshop speakers will be notified with a decision in October.  

Important Note for New Speakers: We want to be sure all presenters are prepared for a successful workshop. If you have not previously presented an NADA or ATD Convention workshop and your proposal is selected, a feedback session will be scheduled with you and an NADA team member. This will be an opportunity for our subject-matter and learning experts to consult with you on the relevance of the content, the presentation and learning tips to best address the audience. The feedback session will take place online via Adobe Connect.  

Still Have Questions? NADA will conduct a webinar, "Tips for Submitting a Great Workshop Proposal," at 12 noon EDT, Thursday, May 11. Register here. The webinar will highlight what the selection committee considers when deciding on workshops, show examples of successful video submissions, and answer frequently asked questions.   

Good luck with your submission, and thank you for your interest in being a 2018 NADA Convention workshop speaker!

Shana Gipson  
Manager, Workshops and Webinars