PEIBWA Spring Symposium: Call for Keynote Speaker/Workshops

16 Jan 2020 9:11 AM | Sparrow McGowan (Administrator)

The PEI Business Women’s Association Spring Symposium is the premier event for business women in Prince Edward Island. The 2020 Symposium will be held on May 21, 2020, at Holland College in Charlottetown, PE.

This one-day, annual event attracts the full spectrum of business women from across the Island — start-up entrepreneurs, established business owners, mid-career business professionals, dynamic rural entrepreneurs, newcomers launching their businesses, and students.

We are currently seeking proposals for a Symposium keynote speaker and workshop leaders.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker will deliver a keynote speech with a running total of 30 minutes. The selection will be based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Expertise and experience in the topic of choice
  • Ability to inspire attendees
  • Currency and uniqueness

Your proposal should include:

  • Title and description of presentation
  • Biography of speaker
  • Fee and costs, if any

Workshop Leaders

Workshops will run 60 minutes in length. Criteria for the selection of workshops will include:

  • Workshop leader’s expertise and experience in the topic of choice
  • Inclusion of engaging and interactive elements
  • Associated learning outcomes
  • Appropriateness of topic to the Symposium audience and fit with overall event

Your proposal should include:

  • Title and description of the workshop, including:
    • Learning outcomes
    • Delivery approach
  • Biography of workshop leader
  • Fee and costs, if any


The Symposium will involve multiple workshops running concurrently. Your workshop does not need to appeal to the full spectrum of participants, but can appeal to a specific segment of participants. Workshops can also be applicable to varying group sizes. For example, would your workshop be best suited to a maximum of 30 participants, or could it accommodate 100 participants? Please indicate as such in your description.

Please submit your proposal electronically to by January 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

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