Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers


Do you have insights, innovations and discoveries that can help bookkeeping professionals succeed? If so, this is your chance to join us and become one of the guiding voices of the bookkeeping profession.

We are seeking speakers for #Bookkeepcon20, happening on 24 and 25 July 2020 in Hawkes Bay, that reinforce our theme “TEN”.  This theme encapsulates the 10 years of success and achievement of our association, the growth of the bookkeeping profession and of our members.  

We invite you to share your expertise, take a glimpse into the future, help change mindsets and transform our understanding of what is possible.  

Submit a speaker proposal for #Bookkeepcon20 and become one of the leaders who shifts mindsets and arms bookkeeping professionals with the knowledge they need to lead their  businesses into the future for another Ten years of success.  

How to become a speaker?

If you’re reading this, then you’re already on your way to becoming a part of the action - thank you for your interest in being a conference speaker! The following guidelines are intended to help you build a great proposal and allow the Events Committee to understand how your presentation will create an experience for attendees in which to learn, collaborate, engage and think ahead. 

  1. Show alignment to the conference theme, 10
    We want our conference attendees to have a meaningful experience during each session and ensure that all sessions are connected to our theme.  As we celebrate 10 years of existence, we want to encourage another 10 years of success and achievement. 
  2. Choose your words carefully
    Give us the title and a brief description of what you propose to present to our delegates so we can understand your presentation. 
  3. Aim for clarity
    You never know who will be reviewing your proposal, and chances are they don’t know you, your content or your background. Avoid jargon and broad information about your content, and make sure your goals for the presentation are clear. 
  4. Make the session description clear
    The biggest frustration of conference delegates is session descriptions that don’t align with what is actually presented. This is your time to be clear and to showcase your personality. The Events Committee team and the attendees want to get a sense of who you are—be sure your session description is written in a way that says exactly what it is, while also being engaging enough that it would make you want to attend. 
  5. Engage participants through your presentation style
    Conference delegates prefer presenters who engage with them and give them an opportunity to interact. Help the committee understand how you intend to engage attendees (e.g. examples of exercises and case studies of prior engagements) and demonstrate the value of your session. 
  6. Include a video
    If you want to just pick up your phone and tell us—in 60 seconds or less—about you and your topic. A video of you speaking, enables the reviewing committee to see you in action. Your ability to deliver is just as important as the quality of your content. 
  7. Share your current experiences and challenges.
    Year after year, conference attendees tell us the sessions they value most are those that deal with real challenges and how they have been/are being met through innovative communication strategies. We invite presentations that share experience, tools/techniques and give attendees something they can take back to their work environment to implement. 

We invite you to submit your speaking proposal by email to by 14 December 2019. 


About #Bookkeepcon20 

#Bookkeepcon is the annual conference of the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers designed specifically for New Zealand’s bookkeepers. The only major conference of its type, the 2019 event was a sell-out event with delegates travelling from near and far to attend. In 2020, the conference coincides with our 10th birthday anniversary as an association which has led to our theme: TEN.

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  • 14 October 2019