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RevUP Your Voice

Are you passionate about driving association business and the skills and strategies that turn ideas into impactful outcomes for organizations?


The RevUP Summit is searching for association leaders, industry partners and subject matter experts to share proven tactics, case studies and association stories that highlight how ideas become lasting results. Breakout sessions cover three learning areas:

  • Lead (Organizational or Business Leadership topics)
  • Learn (Strategic insights that advance business outcomes)
  • Earn (Actionable business development applications)

Deadline for proposals: May 24, 2024

Join us at the RevUP Summit to share your expertise and strategies for overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities in driving success.

Together, let's equip our teams with the essential skills and insights needed to transform ideas into tangible results.

Topic Areas

The RevUP Summit programming is organized in three tracks: Lead, Learn, and Earn.

Below are topics that have been identified as focus areas for this event:


Organizational or business leadership topics like:

  • How to leverage board members for business outcomes
  • How to build a successful loss leader strategy
  • Why DEI matters in an association business environment
  • Career paths: From practitioner to c-suite
  • Staff engagement
  • Building internal interest for new initiatives
  • Pitch us your own idea!


Strategic insights that advance business outcomes like:

  • Customer journeys in association business development
  • Make first-party data work for you
  • How to succeed at value creation for audience and partners
  • Outbound membership sales strategies
  • New marketing strategies to revive your BD efforts
  • Understanding the sales pipeline
  • Pitch us your own idea!


Actionable business development applications like:

  • Sales skills basics
  • New ideas in prospecting
  • Hallmarks of a successful prospect meeting
  • Stop one-off selling: Developing holistic packages
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Competitive landscape assessment
  • Pitch us your own idea!


PAR’s member organizations include professional and trade associations spanning multiple industries and serve various membership sizes of their own. Revenue responsibility spans many different job functions within an association, from COO to business development manager, to marketing director, to strategic events lead. The common denominator is a vested interest in the advancement of association business. Learn more about PAR’s audience.

General Guidelines

  • ALL speakers must be named as part of this submission process. Please do not complete your application with placeholders or unnamed co-presenters.
  • Industry Service Provider (agencies, consultants, vendors, etc.) speaking opportunities are reserved for PAR members only. Non-member Industry Service Providers are not eligible to speak.
  • Industry Service Providers are encouraged, but are not required, to co-present with an association or media brand contact. Commercial bias will not be acceptable in session pitches or session content. Application must show compelling, authentic session description and practical takeaways. No sales pitches.
  • Speaker applicant and subsequent session must observe all intellectual property rights.


  • During the open call for speakers, all submissions must be received through the Call for Speakers form.
  • Complete submissions will be vetted by PAR leadership. While your submission should be thorough, we may reach out to applicants during the review process to gain further clarity on the submission.
  • Speaker acceptances will be shared according to the timeline below. Speakers must confirm their intent to speak.
  • As often happens, PAR may receive more worthwhile session pitches than we can fit in this event’s program. If your session is not selected for RevUP, we may reach out to you to share your expertise in other ways, such as a webinar or written article.


  • Call for Speakers opens: May 6, 2024
  • Call for Speakers closes: May 24, 2024
  • Speaker notifications: June 5, 2024
  • Speaker confirmation/intent to speak: June 10, 2024

Speaker Benefits

  • Complimentary full registration to RevUP Summit 2024
  • Concierge speaker support, including customized promotional material for social media

Tips for Your Pitch

  • Submit a clear session title and description that addresses one of the topics listed above or pitch your own idea.
  • Try to assemble a diverse group of speakers representing different backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Write your pitch from the perspective of the attendee. What will they get out of the session? Include three to five learning points that they can take away from your presentation.
  • If possible, create a general outline listing the order in which each person will speak and what their general topic will be.
  • Consider what type of resources you plan to include.
    • For example, a PowerPoint, an accompanying white paper, and any relevant “takeaways” such as checklists or forms.
  • Decide if your presentation will include audience participation (for example, fielding multiple-choice questions or polling the audience and sharing the “winning” answers).


Submit Your Proposal Below

Deadline: May 24, 2024

If you are a thought leader in association business strategies, the RevUP Summit 2024 is your opportunity to share what you know, receive recognition, and expand your professional network. We're looking for inspiring and insightful speakers to share their knowledge on topics the revenue drivers of PAR face every day.


  1. You may apply to speak for more than one session by submitting this form once for each
    session you wish to apply for.
  2. Please review the General Guidelines for speaker applications.
  3. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jen Smith at jen.smith@mypar.org
  • Provide a short title that summarize your session.
  • Briefly describe your approach to this session topic.
  • Provide at least three actionable take-aways, resources or learnings you intend to convey during your session.
  • Please note:
    • ALL speakers must be named as part of this submission process. Please do not complete your application with placeholders or unnamed co-presenters.
    • Industry Service Providers are encouraged, but are not required, to co-present with an association or media brand contact. 
    • Speaking opportunities for Industry Service Providers (agencies, consultants, vendors, etc) are reserved for PAR members only. Nonmember Industry Service Providers are not eligible to speak.