Speakers on the Rise | American Dental Association

We are looking for New Voices!

You could be on stage at SmileCon 2022 to educate and inspire fellow Smile Creators.

Be a Speaker

Do you have what it takes to present at SmileCon™ 2022? The Speakers on the Rise Series offers up-and-coming professional educators the chance to present a one-hour lecture.

A select few will have the opportunity to present at a future SmileCon meetings and become part of a highly recognized group of presenters. Speakers on the Rise speakers will also be seen by scouts from other dental meetings, promoted on the meeting website, and listed in the Onsite Guide. This is a great opportunity for the serious professional looking to join a distinguished group of speakers.

Submit your proposal by May 13, 2022 at SmileCon.org. Please follow all instructions; incomplete proposals will not be considered. The Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings will review the proposals and notify individuals of their acceptance by mid-June.

Speakers on the Rise presenters are responsible for their own registration, housing, and travel expenses and arrangements. Presenters are not eligible for compensation by the ADA.

Speakers on the Rise Information

Submission date
Abstract submissions for the Speakers on the Rise Series are open until May 13, 2022. You can submit up to 2 abstracts for consideration.
Criteria
  1. ADA Members who have never spoken at past ADA annual meetings.
  2. New and vibrant speakers with hot-off-the-press content who are eager to refresh and inspire our dental community.
  3. Presenters who are ready to be in front of an audience and cameras.
  4. Speakers who are dynamic enough to build both online and in-person communities before, during, and after their presentations.
Benefits
  1. This is a great opportunity to join a distinguished group of speakers.
  2. You may be one of a select few to be invited back to present at SmileCon 2023.
  3. Your presentation will be seen by scouts from other dental meetings.
  4. You will be promoted on the meeting website and listed in the Onsite Guide.
No monetary compensation is provided
  1. You will be responsible for your own registration, housing, and all travel expenses.
  2. You are not eligible for honorarium or any compensation by the ADA.
Presentation format
Please submit a one-hour presentation that will WOW our dentists. Your topic should be something not previously presented at other conferences.
Timelines
May 13 Deadline to submit abstracts for consideration.
May 16 Review begins
Mid-June Notification letters will go out.
Decision Process
The Advisory Committee on Annual Meetings will review all abstracts, and notification letters will be sent out by mid-June.