Suggest a Speaker
If you are or know a phenomenal speaker from whom Muppies members can learn, we want to hear from you! Please use our speaker nomination form to suggest a speaker for an upcoming webinar, local event, or for Muppies’ annual leadership conference.
FAQ: Being a Muppies speaker
As the largest membership organization for Muslim urban professionals, Muppies has high expectations of its speakers. The Muppies leadership team will work closely with invited speakers in advance of the event to help shape the speaker’s presentation and tailor content to Muppies’ membership.
How do I nominate a speaker?
Use the Muppies speaker nomination form, and share as much information as possible. Data you share will be shared with Muppies’ leadership team.
Can I suggest someone I don’t know personally?
As long as you can provide that person’s contact information, please suggest! Don’t forget to let us know how you heard about this person, and why you think they’d be a good speaker for Muppies.
Can I suggest someone I work for, work with, or one of my clients?
Can I suggest myself as a speaker?
Can I speak for Muppies by becoming a sponsor?
No– while sponsoring Muppies has many benefits, a guaranteed speaking slot is not among them. Please read more about Muppies’ partnership opportunities.
Will multiple nominations or submissions increase my chances of being selected as a speaker?
No– one nomination or submission will suffice.
Is there a deadline for nominating a speaker?
Not at all. We accept nominations on a rolling basis. That said, it’s best to get your nominations in as early as possible to account for the time it will take for Muppies’ to research potential speakers and plan our roster of speakers for the coming year.
My usual talk is 50 minutes, can Muppies accommodate that?
The speaking time we allot for speakers varies on the platform – via webinar, a city event, or an invitation to Muppies’ Annual Leadership Conference. We ask that speakers tailor their talk to the time given, as Muppies’ strictly enforces these time frames. We can discuss more upon a formal invitation to speak.
How much do you pay speakers?
Muppies does not pay its speakers– but we do often cover the cost of travel and hotel accommodation when/if applicable. This is decided on a case-by-case basis and we can discuss further upon a formal invitation to speak. Muppies is committed to ensuring both speakers and the Muppies membership have a positive and fulfilling experience.