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Inspired 2017 Call for Speakers

We’re gearing up for our tenth gathering of Inspired Retreat from September 10 – 13, 2017 and are extending an open call for speaker submissions! 

We are seeking speakers who are passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences alongside actionable education that is specifically applicable to creative women entrepreneurs.  Our speakers are highly involved in the retreat and serve as peers and mentors alongside attendees during our amazing 4 days together. 

Speaking at Inspired Retreat is a highly competitive and sought-after opportunity and we ask that you complete your submission with careful thought and care, as well as follow the application guidelines accordingly.   

The ideal Inspired Retreat speaker:

  • Is experienced and comfortable speaking in front of groups, ranging from 20 to 50

  • Is interested in sharing expertise, real-world BUSINESS strategies and knowledge with other creative business women

  • Is willing to partner with Amber Housley to deliver the best possible experience for our attendees

  • IS an experienced creative business owner with a professional online presence

  • Will ARRIVE ON TIME AND attend the entire event and actively engage with attendees




  • Is open to helping spread the word about Inspired Retreat via speakers’ network

As part of your application, submit a short 3 minute video (production-wise, this does not need to be professional and can be filmed via your phone or computer) telling us more about the topic(s) you would like to present and why you’re so passionate about it. We also would like you to explain why you are a great fit for this experience and how you will best serve the attendees during your time at Inspired. Please make sure the video link you provide is a working link and does not require additional follow-up. 

Included in the application form is space to submit your proposed session name and description as it would appear on the website. Please include all details necessary such as: why this topic is important, the content that will be covered, and what attendees will walk away with. 

What’s in it for you?
Speakers will receive a waived conference registration fee (a $2950+ value) which includes shared speaker room, all meals, drinks and materials. Travel expenses or additional compensation is not included. 

Our speakers are expected to be fully present and participate in the entire experience, as peers and mentors alongside our other attendees and speakers. While our experience will cover content in a traditional classroom setting, there will also be plenty of opportunities to engage and discuss topics in smaller group settings (one of the best features of Inspired!) and we expect you to present yourself as a leader and mentor in your area of expertise.

How to apply:

Submit your application by 11:59pm CST on March 31, 2017 via the form below. All speaker submissions will be reviewed and presenters notified by April 22, 2017. Presenters will have 3 business days to confirm acceptance and complete a signed contract to be included. Sorry, we are not personally able to respond to each submission and videos or submission that do not follow guidelines will not be considered. If you paid the $500 deposit to reserve your spot at Inspired Retreat and are selected to be a speaker, you will receive a refund of your deposit.


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