Call For Proposals
The Show offers unparalleled educational programming that helps drive the industry forward. Each year, sessions presented onsite at the Show and online through our year-round programming attract thousands of foodservice professionals to share information about the newest innovations, the latest trends, and critical issues in foodservice and restaurant operations.
We welcome industry experts and operators to submit session proposals to be considered for presentation through Show channels. If selected as a speaker, you will gain visibility in the industry and contribute to the advancement of your profession. Your experience and perspective may help your peers answer their biggest questions, build their business, and strengthen the foodservice industry.
Call for Proposals – 2021 Show: The call for education session proposals for the 2021 Show is now closed. Interested in what we're planning? Check out our education tracks and session details here:
Call for Proposals - Year-Round Online Education: The National Restaurant Association Show is now accepting submission for our Year-Round Online Education program.
CURRENT AREAS OF FOCUS FOR YEAR-ROUND EDUCATION:
- Culinary Insights
- The New Consumer
- Operations Solutions
- Tech & Innovation
- Trends in Adult Beverage
- Workforce Development
SELECTION PROCESS & POLICIES
The National Restaurant Association Show encourages speakers to provide digital assets to attendees or additional information useful during the online session. However, there is a strict non-commercial policy in place for speakers participating in the program.
- No selling of any kind can occur during the session. However, speakers may offer digital business collateral to interested parties after their session and contact them at a later date.
- Education sessions are NOT to be used as a sales platform for any speaker’s company, products, or services. Show Programming Team will politely halt speakers from this practice if the situation arises during their presentation.
The Show Programming Team will review proposals and notify submitters of the proposal status within 3 weeks after the submission is received.
If you are selected as a speaker, the National Restaurant Association Show is proud to provide you with significant exposure via pre-session marketing, social media, and other web-based information.
Honorariums, financial compensation, or other expenses cannot be subsidized by the National Restaurant Association Show.