Call for Session Proposals

Please select which APEX event(s) you would like to submit a proposal for. *
If you selected "EXPO" for the previous question, please select with track you wish to submit for.

APEX EXPO (Annual):
The only event exclusive to experts and decision-makers committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience from around the world. It is the industry's 4-day premier event featuring top-notch education and the latest and most comprehensive display of airline related technologies, products and services. There are general educational sessions as well as breakout tracks with sessions focusing on specific topics.

Regional Conferences (Multiple, held around the world):
These events offer intensive, highly-interactive sessions focusing on the latest passenger trends, inflight applications and operational issues crucial to the airline passenger experience professional. Industry leaders and early adopters share their knowledge on issues related to comprehensive, high-interest passenger experience-related topics. Overall themes may be set. Events should feature sessions covering material specific to the region to attract a local audience.

MultiMedia Market (Annual, typically held in Europe):
Event focused specifically on bringing together IFE buyers with the leading world-wide distributors of short-subject and TV movie programming, GUIs, games, movies, apps and applications. Relevant education sessions feature top industry experts imparting their views on the most pressing topics impacting those in the content industry.

TECH (Typically two per year, held in Southern California, USA):
Leading technical experts in the IFE and communications industry make these meetings a priority in order to evaluate new technologies and create industry wide quality and compatibility standards. Attendees also address technical issues related to onboard equipment and systems, connectivity and other vital technology issues impacting the industry today.

If you would like to submit a session idea, please contact Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com or +1.212.297.2177.

Background Information & Session Selection

Proposals will be reviewed based on their individual merit and their application to APEX’s strategic mission, vision and objectives. 

Mission Statement
Strengthen the industry and enable business opportunities through education, innovation, networking and recognition

Vision Statement
To elevate the passenger experience through our influential community

APEX Strategic Objectives

  • Create a leading community by growing the membership and diversity of passenger experience companies
  • Provide cutting-edge educational programs respected for relevant and timely content and accessible globally.
  • Become the most valued resource for overcoming industry challenges and issues.
  • Offer the biggest and most indispensable trade events that are indispensable to airlines and suppliers.
  • Deliver news and information platforms that heighten member awareness, knowledge and perspective.
  • Make continuous investments in new and improved services that add value for members.

All submission materials must be complete and accurate upon receipt. Information provided may be used in promotion collateral. APEX reserves the right to make recommendations and requirements for revisions of content and/or speakers within proposals prior to acceptance. Session details should not be publicized until the Session Planner receives written confirmation of acceptance. All content submitted is subject to approval.

APEX will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new and/or significant information to APEX members. APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining. Sessions will be reviewed based on: creativity and appeal, appropriateness of topic, level of content, cutting-edge information that has not been previously presented, expertise of proposed speakers and speaker selection related to experience and topics.

Session Proposal

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
Select the APEX business type(s) that would benefit from the session. *
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
This information may be used in promotional materials. Please provide two learning objectives describing the outcomes resulting from the presentation.
  • Action statement that describes what the participants will be able to do as a result of the learning experience.
  • Should complete the following statement with an observable and measurable verb, “After this presentation, the attendee will be able to...” 
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SESSION MATERIALS:
 
Do you permit APEX to publish and distribute these materials to APEX members? *
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SESSION FORMAT: *

Contact Information

SESSION PLANNER

The session planner will be the primary contact for the session and should be knowledgeable about the work of the presenters. 

PROPOSED SPEAKER(S)

Please ensure proposed speaker(s) are confirmed prior to proposal submission. APEX may recommend, modify or require alternative speaker(s) prior to any session acceptance. Strong consideration will be given to proposed speakers who have not spoken at previous events for at least the past two years. 

Same as Session Planner? *
APEX Member? (preference will be given to speakers who are members) *
This person will be a:

 
APEX COMMERCIALISM POLICY: APEX maintains full control over the planning, content and implementation of all sessions presented at APEX events including the selection of speakers. The intent of APEX programs is to provide quality sessions focused on educational content, which is free from commercial influence or bias. APEX prohibits presentations that constitute promotion and/or advertising. Presentations that are sole descriptions of a program, publication, or product will not be accepted. To this end, program planners, session participants and sponsors are prohibited from engaging in scripting, targeting points for specific emphasis or other actions designed to influence the overall content of the program. Statements made should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issue by APEX. It is the responsibility of the program planner to ensure compliance from all speakers. *