Time to Shine: MozCon 2022 Community Speaker Pitches Now Open


MozCon is heading again to Seattle this July, and we’re excited to announce the return of our annual name for up-and-coming group audio system!

Yearly, we take nice satisfaction in reserving house on our stage for brand spanking new voices. Are you the person who everybody in your community appears to for digital advertising and marketing recommendation? Maybe you’ve been honing your voice on podcasts or blogs, all of the whereas dreaming of stepping onto the large stage to share your progressive concepts? Now’s your probability to submit your pitch for the chance to hitch business leaders on the MozCon stage in entrance of 1,500 of your friends. (No strain!)

Unsure what a group speaker is?

At MozCon, now we have a speaker choice committee that identifies practitioners on the high of their skilled area with a imply talking sport. However these classes are by invite solely, and we all know the group is bursting on the seams with hidden gems able to share groundbreaking analysis, sizzling ideas, and website positioning exams that drive outcomes.

Cue our MozCon group speaker program! We reserve six 15-minute group talking slots all through our three-day convention. We encourage anybody within the website positioning group to submit their finest and most enjoyable presentation concepts for MozCon. Not solely are these classes extremely well-received by our attendees, however they’re additionally a incredible solution to get your foot within the door in the case of the website positioning talking circuit.

Interested by pitching your personal thought? Learn on for all the things it is advisable know:

Methods to submit

To submit a pitch, fill out the group speaker submission type beneath. Solely submit one speak! We wish the one you’re most captivated with.

Talks have to be associated to on-line advertising and marketing and be a subject you may cowl in quarter-hour. Submissions shut on Friday, February twenty fifth at 5pm PDT — no exceptions!

If chosen, you’ll be required to current your speak July 11-13, 2022 at MozCon in Seattle, WA. Incomplete submissions is not going to be thought of, and all choices are remaining. All audio system should adhere to the MozCon Code of Conduct and observe our Covid-19 well being protocols together with offering proof of full vaccination.

Submit my pitch!

Should you submit a pitch, you’ll hear again from us no matter your acceptance standing, so please be affected person till you hear again — we’ll work exhausting to make our choices as shortly as we will! Please notice that because of the quantity of submissions we usually obtain, we’re unable to supply particular suggestions on particular person functions.

What do audio system obtain?

As a group speaker you’ll obtain:

  • quarter-hour on the MozCon stage for a keynote-style presentation

  • A free ticket to MozCon (we will situation a refund or switch should you’ve already bought yours)

  • The whole MozCon 2022 bundle of speaker movies

  • Journey and lodging throughout MozCon

  • Assist and suggestions as you construct your remaining presentation deck to be sure you ship the speak of your life on our stage.

  • And some extra surprises…

How we choose our audio system

We have now an inside committee of skilled Mozzers that evaluate each pitch. We analyze every matter to verify there’s no overlap and to substantiate that it’s an excellent match for our viewers.

Subsequent, we take a look at the whole thing of the pitch to assist us get a complete thought of what to anticipate out of your speak on the MozCon stage and the way it may be acquired by the viewers. That is the place hyperlinks to earlier decks, content material, and movies of previous shows is useful (however isn’t required).

Right here’s the best way to make your pitch stand out:

  • Preserve your pitch targeted on digital advertising and marketing. website positioning subjects are nice however we additionally love subjects that flatter or sit adjoining to website positioning. The extra actionable the pitch, the higher.

  • Be targeted and concise. What worth does your speak present? We need to hear the precise takeaways our viewers can be studying about and why it’s vital — not only a imprecise reference to them. Bear in mind, we obtain a ton of pitches, so the extra clearly you may clarify the tactical steps and studying aims for the viewers, the higher you’ll stand out.

  • Do your analysis! Assessment the subjects introduced at previous MozCons, on the Moz Weblog and in our Whiteboard Friday movies for a way of what resonates with our viewers— we’re in search of classes which are new and that spherical out our agenda so as to add to the stage.

  • Brush up on the best way to put together for talking.

  • No pitches can be evaluated upfront, so please don’t ask 🙂

  • Utilizing social media to foyer your pitch gained’t assist. As an alternative, put your time and power into the precise pitch itself!

  • Linking to a earlier instance of a slide deck or presentation isn’t required, however it does assist the committee.

Main as much as MozCon

In case your pitch is chosen, the MozCon group is right here to assist you alongside the best way. It’s our aim to verify that is your finest speak so far, whether or not it’s your first time below these shiny stage lights otherwise you’re a seasoned speaker who feels completely at dwelling in entrance of a giant crowd. We’ll reply any questions you’ll have and work with you to ship a chat you’ll be pleased with. Listed below are only a handful of ways in which we’re right here to assist:

  • Subject refinement

  • Serving to together with your session title and outline

  • Reviewing any session outlines and drafts

  • Offering loads of ideas round finest practices — particularly with the MozCon stage and viewers in thoughts

  • Complete present information

  • Being out there to take heed to you observe your speak

  • Reviewing your remaining deck

  • A full stage tour on the Sunday earlier than MozCon to fulfill our A/V crew, see your presentation on the large display, and get a really feel for the present

  • An incredible 15-person A/V group to assist your presentation each second it’s on the large display and past

We’ve obtained our fingers crossed for you. Good luck!

Submit my pitch!