Horizons is the premier national platform for ideas and action to drive equitable economic advancement for all. It’s the place where we explore without limits to find innovative practices and scalable solutions to transform our education and workforce systems. The Horizons summit is JFF’s flagship national event, where we reimagine the workforce and education landscape through inspiring conversations and interactive experiences with thought leaders in our fields.
Cancellation and refund requests for the Horizons summit must be made in writing by May 12, 2023 by contacting email@example.com. A refund of the conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee per person, will be applied to cancellations received by that date.
NO REFUNDS will be granted for requests emailed after May 12, 2023. Jobs for the Future (JFF) also regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions for an individual who cannot attend the event will gladly be accepted.
A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, onsite transfers will not be granted. Only one transfer is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.
Q: Can I nominate myself as a speaker? A: Yes! You can nominate a recommended speaker, yourself, or someone from your organization.
Q: Can I nominate multiple people? A: Yes, you can submit multiple nomination forms.
Q: How do I nominate multiple speakers for one session? A: If you would like to collaborate with multiple speakers for one session, you can note your preference in the last optional section. However, please keep in mind that we are encouraging fewer panels and more interactive sessions. As such, not all speakers may be accepted.
Q: What is the deadline to submit speaker nominations? A: The deadline is 11:59 p.m., ET, on December 16, 2022.
Q: When will I find out if my nomination was accepted? A: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but you will hear back from the Horizons Planning Team by March 1, 2023.
Q: Will speakers receive free registration at Horizons 2023? A: Accepted speakers will get a discounted registration rate of $750 ($200 less than the early bird rate, $450 less than the full rate).
Q: What is the average timing of a session? A: The average mainstage plenary is 20 minutes, and the average breakout session is 45 minutes.
Q: Do I need to send a video submission? A: Video submissions or links to prior speaking engagements are recommended, but not required.
Q: I have submitted a speaker nomination but want to speak in a specific format. How do I submit a session format? A: The Horizons planning team will curate session formats. However, you can select your preferred session format, as well as submit your idea under the “unique session idea” option in the form.
For any questions that aren’t answered here, please email Gopika Mavalankar at email@example.com.
Visit the Speaker Nominations page to highlight a potential speaker who stands out as a leader in their field. This is an opportunity to facilitate collaboration and describe how this person would best target their intended audience.
After careful consideration, we have decided to focus on delivering an in-person conference experience that is both exceptionally valuable and safe. Therefore, the summit will be an in-person only event.
Jobs for the Future (JFF), as always, is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings. Attendees will be required to follow the rules and regulations of the venue and the city of New Orleans.
Jobs for the Future (JFF) may be photographing, videotaping, audiotaping, or webcasting meetings and activities throughout the summit. Registration, attendance, and/or participation at any of these events constitutes an agreement by the registrant or attendee to these activities and to the use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image, likeness, or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes.