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CDFA Speaker Request Form

Thank you for your interest in having CDFA speak at your next event. CDFA experts routinely speak and present at conferences, webinars, training courses, and industry events. The Council’s vast expertise in a broad spectrum of economic development finance topics allows for multiple presentation topics, styles and delivery methods. In general, CDFA speakers can tailor presentations for targeted small groups or deliver broad ranging presentations to large conference audiences.

Please complete the following form to request a CDFA expert to speak at your event. This information will be used to evaluate opportunities and manage logistical elements of speaking engagements. CDFA generally requests that basic travel expenses (hotel, airfare) be covered for certain speaking engagements, however exceptions can be made.

Requesting Organization


* First Name

* Last Name


* Job Title


* Organization Name

* Address

Address 2

* City

* State / Province

* Zip / Postal Code

* Country

* Email

Assistant Email

* Office Phone Number
Example xxx-xxx-xxxx

Mobile Phone Number
Example xxx-xxx-xxxx


Event Information

* Event Name

* Event Date & Time

Session Name (if available)

* Event Location

Proposed Length of Presentation

Estimated Audience Size

Presentation Slides Requested?

Additional Information

Which CDFA speaker would you like to request?
In the event that the desired individual is not available, would another member of the CDFA staff be acceptable?
What is the general focus or topic of the presentation?
How would you describe the engagement? Will the CDFA speaker be a keynote, moderator, panelist, etc.?
Will there be any other speakers and what will they be presenting?
Will travel costs be covered or an honorarium be offered?
Will you provide an electronic copy of the attendee list with full contact information?
Can CDFA distribute collateral materials to all attendees about the organization?
What other factors should CDFA consider when evaluating this opportunity?

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