Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their most critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

Gartner Conferences distill the very latest research into practical, applicable advice to help attendees master their roles, leverage disruption and transform their businesses. Gartner Conferences are all about the newest ideas, the latest solutions, unparalleled connections and the brightest minds in the business.

Gartner Conferences bring people together. We strongly value diversity, and welcome speaking ideas from varying backgrounds, experiences and traditionally underrepresented identities.

Become a Speaker

Here are the steps for crafting your speaker submission:

Step 1

Learn about the Gartner Conferences where you are interested in speaking. View our calendar of conferences.

Step 3

Review our FAQs.

We’d like to hear from you!

Complete speaking request form.

Presentation Formats

Case Study

Immersion into real-world corporate challenges, directions and solutions

Speaker Criteria: Senior executives  

Presentation format: 45-minute session, includes Q&A

Complete speaker request form.
 

Symposium/Xpo Story

Candid, firsthand stories on leadership challenges and opportunities

Speaker Criteria: 

  • IT Symposium/Xpo: Chief Information Officers
  • Marketing Symposium/Xpo: Chief Marketing Officers
  • Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo: Chief Supply Chain Officers

Presentation format: 45-minute session, includes Q&A

Complete speaker request form.

Review Process

Speaker submissions are reviewed by the Gartner Conferences Program Management Team and selectively by our end-user attendee Advisory Boards.

Speakers are carefully evaluated and selected based on their proposed topic and individual speaker qualifications.

Speakers will be notified by email from the Gartner Conference Program Management team if their proposal was accepted.

Speaker FAQ

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Who should I contact if I have questions about the speaker submission process?

Please email Speaking.Opportunities@gartner.com.


Can I suggest someone else?

No, the submission must be completed by the person interested in speaking.


Can technology solution or service providers present at Gartner conferences?

To maintain Gartner's neutrality, speakers from the vendor community are very rarely accepted for main agenda sessions, but we do offer special speaking times as part of our sponsorship packages. There are limited exceptions with formats. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact exhibit@gartner.com.


Can a technology solution or service provider accompany me onstage?

Case studies are delivered by end-user company representatives who may not share the stage with technology solution or service providers. End-user speakers may discuss their requirements, selection criteria, product choices and deployment experiences with the audience.


Is there a deadline?

We take submissions any time but tend to make decisions 16 weeks prior to the conference.


Are your sessions recorded?

The audio of the sessions presented by Gartner analysts are recorded and accessible through the Conference Navigator mobile app. Audio of sessions presented by non-Gartner speakers may be included with the permission of those speakers.


Do you have guidelines for speakers?

We expect speakers to:

  • Commit to presenting, as this is an individual opportunity
  • Not pitch products, services or books or request funding
  • Avoid political agendas
  • Present in a professional manner

What is the required length of stay for conference speakers?

The speaker will receive a complimentary pass to the conference that is nontransferable. We welcome the speaker to stay for the duration of the conference and take advantage of other education sessions. If the speaker is unable to attend the entire conference, we do expect them to arrive the day prior to their session and they can leave immediately following their commitment.


What is the dress code for speakers?

Speakers should dress professionally to represent their organization and culture. Professional business attire or the more relaxed “business casual” dress code is acceptable; a jacket is preferred. Please consider the expectations of the audience you are addressing when making your final wardrobe decision. The dress code for conference attendees is business casual.


Do I need to sign a copyright release form?

Yes. If you are selected as a speaker, you will be required to sign the consent and release form before presenting.


What other materials will I be asked to provide?

Upon acceptance, our speaker management team will be in touch to acquire your biography, high-resolution photo, full contact information and release form. This information is critical to promote your session on our agenda and in marketing materials.

Review Process

  1. Speaker submissions are reviewed by the Gartner Conferences Program Management team and selectively by our end-user attendee Advisory Boards.
  2. Speakers are carefully evaluated and selected based on their proposed topic and individual speaker qualifications.
  3. Speakers will be notified by email from the Gartner Conference Program Management team if their proposal was accepted.