SPRING: The Online Small Business Conference
Speaker Agreement

Thank you for applying to the May 25-27, 2021 Conference. Please Sign by Noon EST, April 14, 2021.
We will be reaching out to you with speaker resources and to finalize the schedule for the conference by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Speaker Agreement

The speaker agrees to be available before the event for promotional interviews and soundbites and for the specified date and time of the event. They must be available 15 minutes before their scheduled time. They must have attended live or watched the replay put on by Create the Rules for the Hopin (the conference platform) training prior to the conference.

They agree to abide by the time limits of the presentation and not go over.

I agree to present my session at CREATE THE RULES: SPRING’s 2021 Virtual Conference on the date and time identified.

• I agree to present the session as it was laid out in my presentation application.

• I agree to meet all deadlines and understand that missing deadlines could impact the compensation or inclusion into the digital guidebook.

• During my presentation, I will not promote my services, my company, or products.

• I will notify CREATE THE RULES: SPRING immediately in the event that an emergency would prevent me from meeting my obligation as a conference speaker.

• I warrant and represent that my presentation is my own original work, factually accurate, and contains nothing libelous or otherwise unlawful. I have the authority to enter into this Agreement, and I am the sole copyright holder or that I have obtained all necessary permissions or licenses from any persons or organizations whose material is included or used in my presentation.

• Before presenting, I will “de-identify” (make anonymous) any personal data/information in any form (written, audio, visual, video, or other) that could potentially cause a research participant or bystander to be identified. I understand that this may require eliminating, masking, blurring, pixelating, distorting, cropping, or modifying the data in other ways. I agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend CREATE THE RULES: SPRING from and against any losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of any third-party claim arising out of my breach of the representations or warranties made by me in this Agreement.

• I agree to abide by CREATE THE RULES: SPRING’s social media guidelines for promotion of my presentation.

• I understand that an agreement to speak at CREATE THE RULES: SPRING’s 2021 Virtual Conference equates to agreement for CREATE THE RULES: SPRING to:

o Use my name and/or image in photos, video, internet transmission or other media,

o Create and use conference speaker ‘teaser or promotional interviews’ for publicity of sessions (audio and/or video),

o Record the audio and/or video of my presentation,

o CREATE THE RULES: SPRING will own all the rights, in such recording(s) and may distribute, display and prepare derivative works based on such recordings in any form or format.

• Compensation confirmation: I understand that I will receive a 100% discount for my conference registration and that I will invoice Marissa Loewen Enterprises Inc for the agreed upon amount as per my application no later than May 31, 2021 for compensation.

• I have read the Code of Conduct and agree to act in accordance with these codes.

By signing below, you hereby consent to the above agreements.

I represent and warrant that I have full authority to execute this agreement: