2018 ISPA Conference & Expo Speaker ApplicationThank you for your interest in presenting an Education Breakout Session at the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo. Submitted applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the Speaker Selection Task Force, a committee of International SPA Association members. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 19, 2018.Education is the number one reason that individuals attend the ISPA Conference & Expo. By submitting an application, you agree to meet the expectations of the ISPA membership and contribute to the exceptional education for which ISPA is known. Professional Development Session Speaker Expectations - ISPA attendees benefit from attending a session that fulfills the promise that was given in the initial description. Please provide a detailed description that specifically reflects the content and goals of your presentation. -The ISPA audience is comprised of individuals who are already experts in their field. Presentations and information should be advanced with specific ideas and suggestions for immediate implementation. - ISPA attendees are highly sensitive to self-promotion of products and services. Speaking opportunities should be for the sole purpose of sharing information and educating the audience. - The ISPA audience appreciates speakers who understand the spa industry and can relate to the issues facing their profession. Create a presentation which is deeply meaningful to attendees by researching the industry, using available ISPA resources and attending as much of ISPA Conference as possible. - The ISPA audience finds great value in a complete educational experience that includes supplemental information such as handouts and presentation slides. As a selected speaker, meeting set deadlines for providing materials to ISPA is essential to the success of your session.