Overview of Summit:
The Summit team is composed of producers, community builders, engineers, writers, and operators all with a sharp eye for experiential design and human connection. At Summit, you’ll create and support a product that enables a global community of leaders to develop meaningful relationships around dynamic shared experiences. Each team member values each other’s success as much as their own – we value reciprocity, growth, and fun.
Summit is looking for an individual to lead speaker curation and acquisition for Summit’s flagship events. Over 18,000 people have attended a Summit event – many of whom attend to see the world’s preeminent thought leaders speak about issues they are the most passionate and knowledgeable about. At Summit, we devote thousands of hours each year to researching, meeting with, and cultivating relationships with these speakers. Summit is looking to bring on an individual who can take the relationships and networks Summit has already built and forage relationships with new speaker prospects.
Creative Ideation: Work with creative advisors on the development of a series of talks at the event Research specific topic areas and develop topic-related expertise, speaker suggestions, and conversation angles.
Booking: Work with the creative advisors, the Summit team, and the rest of the programming team to book speakers for the series of talks.
Draft invitations and develop concepts to pitch to speakers.
Set up and take calls with speakers along with appropriate parties to lock them in for the event.
Collect appropriate bio and headshot assets and confirmation forms from speakers.
Ensure every speaker within your scope is taken care of from cradle to grave.
Session Development & Pre-Production: Full responsibility for the daily tracking of all session and speaker development within the outlined system.
Hold calls with all speakers to refine concepts, finalize flow of sessions, and attend to all operational and logistical details.
Work with the EP Relations team to ensure each speaker is receiving all Summit communication which begins the moment a speaker is booked and concludes with personal thank you emails after the event.
Work with the EP Relations (travel and logistics) team to ensure speaker is set up for arrival and departure as well as housing at the event.
Complete operational and production documents including riders and speaker concierge pages, amongst others, for onsite execution
Production: Work onsite at the events to attend to speakers and ensure sessions are running smoothly.
Post-Production & Gratitude: Debrief experience post-event.
Complete evaluations and wrap up documents.
Send closing emails to thank speakers for their participation.
Ensure all sessions captured are tracked, labeled, and organized effectively.
Excellent leadership skills demonstrated through program development, management, and event planning
Demonstrated ability to make decisions and follow-through on projects to completion.
Top interpersonal skills to consistently provide excellent service to members and speakers; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Creative and strategic thinking with the ability to manage multiple project.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to both set and achieve deadlines.
Detail-oriented self-starter that can work effectively, both independently and on a team