Submit Your Keynote Pitch For The Beat Live 2023

An annual tradition at The Beat Live is our call for keynote proposals from anyone who wants to deliver an address. We're hosting this year's event in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 5. 

Anyone can submit a keynote pitch, as long as you tackle a topic relevant to the corporate travel industry. We like smart analysis, strong points of view and pointed opinions. We shun sales pitches and commercials.

The deadline to submit pitches is Monday, July 31. Shortly after, The Beat will publish submissions and let subscribers pick their favorite.

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

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