ATD Show | Call for ATD Show 2021 Workshop Speakers
atd secondary banner

Workshop Speakers

Call for Speakers

Proposing a NADA Show Workshop?
Visit this page instead.

Are you ready to present innovative educational content to today’s franchised commercial truck dealers? ATD Show 2021 workshop attendees are ready to hear your message.  Get ready to prepare your workshop submission.

All ATD workshop topics that meet the needs of our truck dealer audience will be open for consideration and reviewed by the ATD Board Committee. Click “Submit Proposal” and log on or create a login. If you are submitting on behalf of a speaker(s), create a login and speaker profile. Please provide the speaker’s direct contact information. 

What’s New

  • Choose your specific workshop focus from a list of hot industry topics, pre-determined by our ATD Subject Matter Experts.
  • Select your workshop level of difficulty based on the content (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced)
  • Prepare your proposal content with the future of the industry in mind.  

Get ready to prepare your workshop speaker proposal.

Note: The 2021 Call for Speakers is now closed.


Tips for the submission process:

    Workshop Title
    Workshop titles should not exceed 60 characters (including spaces). Attendees should be able to discern the content from title. Avoid titles that start with “A,” “How to,” or “The.” Verbs should be present tense, 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, please include the following:

    • Workshop Synopsis – Clearly state in 150 words or fewer the content that will be covered in the workshop.
    • Comprehensive Workshop Description – Provide a complete overview of your workshop, expanding on what you listed under “Workshop Synopsis.”
    • Intended Audience – Identify your target audience for this workshop.
    • Presentation Activities – Explain the learning techniques you will use in your presentation to connect with your audience.
    • Learning Objectives – Provide brief, clear, specific statements of knowledge attendees will gain at 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.
    • 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. Panels have a maximum of four speakers including the moderator.

    Workshop Presentation Style and Difficulty Level
    Choose between an interactive or lecture style workshop. Interactive workshops involve active audience participation with round table room setup. Lecture workshops are setup in a traditional speaker presentation, theater style. Select the degree of content difficulty for the workshop attendee; beginner, intermediate or advanced.

    Select Workshop Track and Topic Focus
    Select the appropriate track and topic focus for your workshop; indicate “ATD” for truck-related topics. 

    Add Speakers – Ensure all speaker profile information is accurate. 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. Indicate if the speaker has presented at previous NADA or ATD events (convention workshops, webinars, seminars or NADA or ATD 20 Group meetings). Upload a high-resolution photo of the speaker in JPEG format. If you are entering more than one speaker, click on “Add New Presenter” once the first speaker name is entered.

    Upload Video Link – Create a video (maximum length 90 seconds) and briefly show the presenter(s) outlining critical workshop takeaways for participants. The video submission is one of the most important items that will determine whether or not the ATD Board Committee accepts your proposal.

    Submit Proposal – The next screen will be a summary of each section. Any incomplete sections will be noted. If all sections are complete, click “submit proposal.” You will be able to print a copy of the submission and an email confirmation of receipt for your records. Note the new submission deadline is May 12, 2020.

    The ATD Board Committee will meet and all prospective workshop presenters will be notified with a decision.

    Important Note for New Speakers: As a new presenter, we want to be sure you are prepared for a successful workshop. If you have not previously presented an NADA or ATD 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 provide your perspective 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.

    Good luck with your submission and thank you for your interest in becoming an ATD Show 2021 educational workshop speaker!

    Shana Gipson, DES
    Manager | Meeting and Education Operations
    National Automobile Dealers Association
    workshops@nada.org