CFMA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition Speaker Selection Process


The call for speaker proposals for CFMA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition opens on August 26, 2019. An informational email will be sent to ALL current CFMA member and selected industry professionals. The selection submission deadline is September 30, 2019. Non-CFMA members should click here to receive the speaker proposal information email.

Key Submission Dates for CFMA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition

  • August 29th - Call for conference speaker proposal submissions opens; informational email will be sent
  • October 4th - Deadline for all conference speaker proposal submissions
  • December 2nd - Conference speakers are confirmed; email sent to all submitters
  • May 30-June 3, 2020 - CFMA’s 2020 Conference & Exhibition dates


Note: As a potential speaker you should be available to perform your presentation on any day during the CFMA Conference.


Click here to view a sample of the submission form.

As you prepare your proposal(s), please take the following into consideration:

  • CFMA Conference attendees favor sessions that include best-practice solutions, case studies, and encourages audience interaction.
  • The committee is specifically seeking presenters with speaking experience at either CFMA Annual/Regional Conference or other construction industry conferences.
  • Topics presented in previous conferences include revenue recognition, accounting & finance, leadership, WIP, KPIs, and operations.
  • No more than four submissions per company will be accepted. Keep in mind the purpose of the conference is to educate participants and a sales pitch does not qualify for CPE credits.
  • Utilize the CFMA Speaker Toolkit that contains best practice information on a variety of key speaker areas.



Ensure your submission includes ALL the information requested (especially learning objectives and speaker experience/references), as the more information you provide, the better the Conference Program Committee can rate your proposal.



The Submission Review Process

CFMA’s Conference Programming Committee reviews each submission in the following areas below. Once the scores are summarized the sessions with the highest scores are discussed and then selected session for the conference.


Review Criteria  Weighted Percentage
Well defined topic with focused learning objectives 20%
Topic appeals to the CFMA membership 20%
Speaker experience   20%
Timelines of the topic 20%
Practical application of the content 20%
Total 100%



The Benefits of Presenting at a CFMA Annual Conference

  • Establish credibility and expertise in your field
  • Expand your knowledge on a specific topic/issue    
  • Build your leadership skills
  • Expand your professional network
  • Learn to persuade, listen, and communicate more effectively

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