Thank you for your interest in being a Guest Speaker at a HDI chapter meeting! You will find that this is a fun and rewarding way to share your best practices and gain visibility with your colleagues in the D/FW area. It is also a community service and is viewed as a way of giving back to the community.
You will find that our meeting format is flexible including workshops and round tables, as well as lecture. We ask that you discuss your selected topic with a Program Committee member, as soon as possible, to assure that the Guest Speaker’s needs are met.
If you are a vendor making the presentation, we ask that you remove all sales information or sales pitches and include only informative and educational materials. It is acceptable to provide a brief introduction of your company and the services/products it offers. Your slide deck must be emailed to our VP of Programs (VP_Programs@dfwhdi.org) at least seven days before the presentation to ensure that these guidelines are followed.
Vendor demonstrations can also be scheduled during the first 30 minutes of the meeting. Requests to provide demonstrations should be forwarded to VP_VendorRelations@dfwhdi.org.
Here is how our normal meeting agenda looks:
1:30 – 2:00 – Networking, refreshments and vendor demonstration
2:00 – 2:30 – Chapter business
2:30 – 3:30 – Main Presentation/QA
3:30 – 3:45 – Networking Break
3:45 – 4:00 – Site tour
Thank you for your service to the support community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The ideas you share and networking opportunities you provide are invaluable to our support center practitioners.