GWCO Congress 2020 Speaker Application

Thank you for your interest in speaking at GWCO Congress 2020. Please select the 2020 Speaker Application Form button and login to complete your application. 

Speaker applications will be open from July 2019 - October 2019. Speaker selections will take place in November 2019. Speakers will be notified in December 2019 for the GWCO Congress. Please be sure to review the information below to see the required information and materials you will need, as well as the additional items we will need to submit your application. If you are selected additional information will be required. This information and deadlines for the content are also laid out below.

2020 Speaker Application Form

Please be sure to review this page in its entirety as it spells out deadlines and specific information you would need to be successful as a potential GWCO Congress 2020 speaker.

Required Information for the Speaker Application

Speaker Contact Information

  • Full Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Organization
  • Title

About the Speaker

  • Certifications
  • Biography (3-7 Sentences)
  • High-Resolution Professional Headshot
  • CV or Resume (PDF or Word Document saved with the naming convention LastName_FirstName_Resume_Congress_2020)

Session Information

  • Session Title
  • Session Description (3-7 Sentences)
  • Learning Objectives (3 Minimum)
  • Optional Presentation Files
    • Detailed Timed Out Session Outline
    • Session Handout(s) 
    • Session Presentation Slides
  • Session Accreditation history (COPE, CPC, ABO, and/or NCLE)
  • Approved COPE# (If submitting an OD course)


  • Day you would prefer to present (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) 
  • Will your time for your session be compensated by a Sponsor? If yes:
    • What organization is sponsoring you?
    • Name of organization representative
    • Email of organization representative
    • Phone number of organization representative
  • Room set up and AV
2020 Speaker Application Form

Selected Speaker Information

Checklist and Deadlines





March 13, 2020

Financial Disclosure Information

  • Follow the link to complete the form:
    • A link will be provided soon.


March 27, 2020

Conflict of Interest, Content, COPE, and Compensation Agreement

  • Log in to your GWCO profile
    • A link will be provided soon.

Note: Be prepared to upload a brief bio (200 words max), headshot, CV, Last 4 Digits of Social Security Number

On or Before

May 15,


PowerPoint Presentation(s)

  • Upload your PowerPoint presentation(s) for peer review

On or Before

May 15,


Presentation Outline(s)

  • Upload your presentation outline(s)
  • Outline must include: Session title, session description, session learning objectives, timed outline of session, etc. 

On or Before

May 15,



  • Upload your handout(s) to be shared electronically with attendees

On or Before

Aug 01, 2020

Register for GWCO 2020 Congress

  • Register online
  • Registration will open in Spring 2020

On or Before

Aug 01, 2020

GWCO Speaker Travel Data

  • A link will be provided soon.

On or Before

Oct 20,


GWCO Speaker Reimbursement Form

  • Submit completed form (with electronic or scanned receipts) via email to: [email protected]