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25th Annual NASPP Conference
October 17 - 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for submission of proposals for the 25th Annual NASPP Conference is Friday, March 3, 2017. All proposals must be received by 11:59 pm PT on this date.

The NASPP Annual Conference is the premier event for stock plan professionals, providing unparalleled opportunities for education and networking. The Conference typically draws nearly 2000 attendees; it is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise, catch up on current hot topics in executive and stock compensation, make connections with industry insiders, and meet prospective clients and business partners.

The 25th Annual NASPP Conference will be held October 17 - 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. We encourage anyone interested in speaking to submit a proposal. Submitting a proposal does not commit you to speak at the Conference; you will have an opportunity to confirm your participation if your proposal is accepted.

Wish someone would just tell you what to do? Listen to our 5-minute presentation on submitting a proposal:


We are changing the format of breakout sessions for this year's Conference. As a result we are looking for two types of proposals:

TED-Style 20-Minute Sessions: These are fast-paced talks on topics that can be covered in 20-minutes.

  • We recommend a maximum of just one or two speakers for these sessions. If you want to do a solo presentation, this is the type of session you should submit a proposal for.
  • We will accept about 20 of these proposals.
  • Most of these panels will be scheduled for October 20. Audiences will be smaller for these sessions (about 20-40 people), providing a more intimate experience for both the presenter and the attendees. Each session will be repeated several times, however, giving presenters about the same overall exposure as in larger sessions.
  • A few of these sessions may be scheduled for the Presentation Arena on October 18 and 19; audiences will be larger for the Presentation Arena sessions and these sessions will not be repeated.
  • Any one company or firm can submit a maximum of two (2) proposals for the Ted-Style 20-Minute Sessions.

Traditional 60-Minute Panels: These are our standard break-out panels that are 60 minutes in length.

  • A maximum of three panelists is recommended but up to four panelists are permitted. We do not accept soloists for these sessions.
  • These panels will be scheduled for October 18 and 19. Audience size can vary from 50 to over 200 attendees.
  • We will select about 35 of these proposals.
  • Presentations that include company case studies and include one representative from the studied company on the panel are encouraged.
  • Interactive components, including speakers interacting with each other and audience interaction in the form of discussion topics, polls, games, Q&A, etc. are also encouraged for these sessions.
  • Any one company or firm can submit a maximum of three (3) proposals for Traditional 60-Minute Panels.

Please refer to our Top Ten Tips for Creating a Successful Proposal for helpful information on how to increase the chance of your proposal being accepted. For both types of proposals, we are most interested in presentations that focus on practical guidance.


All proposals must be submitted via this website by Friday, March 3, 2017.  We begin evaluating proposals as soon as the submission period closes, so we cannot make any exceptions to this deadline, no matter how dire the circumstances.  We encourage you to plan accordingly.

Key things to know about submitting a proposal:

  • No more than two people from the same company can present on one panel.
  • Both NASPP members and non-members may submit proposals to speak, but proposals that include NASPP members receive preference.
  • Use this Speaking Proposal Questionnaire to gather the required information needed to submit your proposal(s).



Exhibitors for this year's or last year's Conference are eligible for proposal assistance and are strongly encouraged to participate in this program. Note, however, that participation in the NASPP's Proposal Assistance Program does not replace the need to formally submit your proposals through the NASPP Proposal Submission Website. For more information on the Proposal Assistance Program or for other questions related to the RFP process, please contact Bernice Toy at


We expect to announce acceptances in late April 2017.


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