Speak At The Beat Live 2014

OK, people, here's another chance to personally present a topic of your choosing in front of the corporate travel technology sector's best and brightest—and get free registration to The Beat Live while you're at it. As part of our annual effort to include reader voices, we're soliciting proposals for a keynote speech to be delivered during the conference, in New Orleans, Oct. 6-8. The winner of the keynote vote will have the stage all to him or herself, while the runners-up still will have a chance to speak their minds and share opinions during a panel discussion.

Here's the 2014 conference website.

So lay your cards on the table and let's see what you've got by emailing to David Jonas a max-250-word summary answering each of the questions below. Our editors will narrow down the proposals and open them to a reader poll later this summer. ALL speakers at The Beat Live enjoy free registration.

Questions to address:

• What will you speak about?

• Why should the audience listen?

• How will you avoid a sales pitch?

• What insight do you want The Beat readers to share in advance to help you prepare for your presentation?

See you in New Orleans. Register here to attend.