Thank you for your interest in speaking at Cultivate 2023. Speaker selection is complete for this year.

Please join us as an attendee this year and check back to next year for Cultivate 2024 RFPs.

2023 Request for Speaker Proposals 

Thank you for your interest in sharing your expert knowledge at Cultivate, an ATD Fort Worth / Mid-cities online conference on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

Our vision is for every attendee to learn innovative new techniques, perspectives, and insights that they can take back to the workplace and make an immediate impact for themselves and their companies.

Proposals for 2023 concurrent session speakers and keynote speakers ends June 30, 2023. All potential speakers will be contacted with a decision no later than August 1.

Speaker Benefits

·        Receive complimentary event registration (if selected)

·        Gain visibility to industry professionals

·        Share your knowledge with participants that enjoy learning

·        Further your professional development

·        Network with peers

·        Have a GREAT TIME!

There are 4 primary topics: 

This conference was inspired by the popularity of the Special Interest Group (SIG) presentations that our chapter offers. Our tracks are built around those 4 SIGs:

·        Learning Technologies

·        Instructional Design

·        Career Development

·        Leadership Development

In addition to the sessions, we are looking for a professional to lead a workshop about INNOVATION in L&D as well as a professional for our Keynote.  We are always open to other topics of interest to Talent Development professionals. For a complete list of ATD topics, check out the ATD capability model at

If you have questions about this request for proposals or about the conference, please contact


ATD Fort Worth / Mid-Cities Leadership Team & Conference Committee

Session proposals have the greatest chance of being selected if the session:

    • Subject matter involves current topics with relevance to talent development industry professionals
    • Presentation engages the audience through interaction, case studies, or hands-on activities
    • Speaker presents "best practice" concepts that participants can adapt to their business needs

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