Deadline To Submit Keynote Pitches For The Beat Live Is Two Weeks Away

An annual tradition at The Beat Live is our call for keynote proposals from anyone who wants to deliver an address. The deadline to submit your pitch is Monday, July 31.

Anyone can submit a pitch to get the chance to headline this year's event, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  

Later this summer, The Beat will publish each keynote submission and let subscribers pick their favorite.

Pitches must tackle a topic relevant to the corporate travel industry. Smart analysis, strong points of view and pointed opinions are encouraged. Sales pitches and commercials need not apply.

Please outline what you would discuss in a 30-minute keynote address in an email to The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer:

Keep it under 200 words, add a snappy title and address the following questions in your proposal:

  • What would you talk about in your keynote address?
  • Why should the audience listen?
  • How will you avoid delivering a sales pitch?

Please limit submissions to one per company.

The person who receives the most votes will get a solo slot on stage. A few runners-up will deliver an abbreviated version of their address during The Views panel. Speakers attend for free.

For inspiration and reference, see all of the pitches The Beat received last year here, see who readers chose here and read an adaptation of Cory Garner's winning address here.

Stay tuned for further information for our 16th annual event, hosted by The BTN Group at Convene, One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan.