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Speaker Nomination

Nominate a Speaker for Horizons

Do you know someone at the cutting edge of their field? Are you a compelling voice with a unique mission to share? Nominate yourself or someone you know as a speaker for Horizons 2023.

At next year’s Horizons, presented by JFF, we’re making more room for dialogue, conversations, and collective brainstorming—fewer panels, more interaction. We want to hear from you about speakers who can shine in this format:

  • How will this speaker encourage attendees to problem-solve “Without Limits?”
  • How will this speaker connect different sectors to solve a larger problem?
  • What is the speaker’s call to action for their listeners?

How to Submit Your Speaker Nomination

Use the nomination form below 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.

Key considerations include:

  • Does this work contribute to an overall message of increasing diversity, inclusion, and equity?
  • Does this proposal center the audience?
  • Avoid self-promotional content.


Visit the the Horizons Speaker Nomination FAQ for more information.

Check out these highlights from past Horizons for inspiration:

Heather McGhee on Collective Problem-Solving: Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, discusses the societal cost of systemic racism in our economy and the power of collective problem-solving.

Nike's Larry Miller on the Wasted Talent in Our Prisons: Larry Miller, chair of the Jordan Advisory Board at Nike, says companies will benefit in the long run if they recognize the opportunity of proactively hiring people who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Lessons Lived and Learned: Recent graduates and workers from “nontraditional” backgrounds call on higher education and employers to take action to ensure they don’t overlook talent like them.