Recommend a Speaker
Online submissions for the 2018 MDRT Annual meeting will open in April 2017.
MDRT thanks you in advance for your speaker submission. However, please know that due to the amount of names submitted, MDRT will be unable to provide any communication regarding the status of applications during the selection process. The Program Development Committee (PDC) will be in contact to give further instructions should a speaker be considered.
Applicants not contacted by the PDC by October 1, 2016, should assume they have not been selected to be speakers.
Please note that each year brings a new committee with a different vision and focus for the Annual Meeting. Speakers not chosen for a particular year's meeting often are selected to speak at a meeting in succeeding years.
What is the MDRT Annual Meeting?
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The Annual Meeting, MDRT’s signature event, is one of the leading business meetings in the financial services industry. Each year, about 8,000 members from more than 58 countries attend the Annual Meeting for motivation, inspiration, networking, idea sharing and knowledge to remain on the leading edge of their profession.
• 57 percent from Asian countries
• 32 percent from North America
• 3 percent from Europe
• 2 percent from South America
• 2 percent from Middle Eastern countries
• 1 percent from Africa
• 1 percent from Oceania
• 1 percent from Central America
• 1 percent from Caribbean
General Selection Process
− Speaker selection for the MDRT Annual Meeting is member-driven. Speakers are selected by the Program Development Committee (PDC) for a limited number of openings.
− MDRT looks for speakers with messages that provide transferable ideas and strategies that can enhance attendees’ professional practice and impact their personal lives.
− MDRT seeks speakers who can engage the audience, not give a lecture.
− The goal is to achieve a balance between member and nonmember speakers. Industry education and technical topics are not considered for Main Platform.
− Political, religious and U.S.-centric speakers or topics are not considered appropriate for our Annual Meeting.
Members – MDRT does not pay an honorarium or speaking fee to members.
Nonmembers – A maximum of USD 1,000 is available for non-industry-related Focus Session speakers. A non-industry-related speaker is defined as someone who is not employed in the insurance and financial planning industry or whose primary customers/clients are not in the insurance and financial planning industry. Main Platform and Special Session speaker honorariums are negotiated on an individual basis.