Speaker FAQ

Speaker FAQ

We are NOT looking for product-hawkers, motivator wannabes, or self-promoters!

  • How do I suggest a speaker?
    Use our Suggest a Speaker form, and fill in as much information as you can. This form is submitted directly to our speaker selection team.
  • Can I suggest someone I don’t know personally or whose contact details I don’t know?
    Please do! Just let us know how you’ve heard about this person, and why you think they should speak at the SAE Alumni Convention.
  • Can I suggest myself as a speaker?
    Yes.
  • Is there a deadline for suggesting a speaker?
    We accept nominations all the time. It’s best to get your suggestions to us as early as possible, so we can research them carefully and make the best decision on the speaker roster.
  • What do you pay speakers?
    The SAE Alumni Convention is a non-profit event and based on networking, this makes it very difficult for us to pay speakers a high fee. We do, of course, cover travel costs and provide hotel accommodation — as well as a pass to cover both days of the SAE Alumni Convention. Most speakers stay for the whole conference, soaking up the talks and networking with other attendees.

Multiple nominations for the same person won’t influence the speaker selection team in any way. We review every nomination that comes in, and only one is required.