Proposal Review and Selection Criteria

Selection Committee

The Profession Development Committee (PDC) is composed of individuals from the electrical industry representing IEC chapters and members. The committee coordinates the call, review, and presentation of the IEC Convention & Expo educational program. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Reviewing all speaker submissions to ensure topics and content are relevant and timely
  • Recommending keynote speakers to ensure relevance to electrical and systems contracting industry
  • Ensuring APIC’s mission and vision are reflected in the convention program
  • Keeping the convention program relevant and engaging
  • Identifying gaps in content and recommending speakers

Proposal Review

Each proposal receives an extensive review process and is evaluated and scored based on the information provided. Committee members are assigned to a track and review all proposals submitted in that track, assigning an overall rating. The committee then discusses the aggregate ratings, assesses the rankings, and makes their final selections.

Many more proposals are submitted than can be selected. Only the very best submissions are selected.

To ensure a fair and impartial review process for the IEC Convention & Expo, every proposal is carefully and systematically evaluated based on the following:

  • Practical applicability and relevance to the IEC audience
  • Quality, innovation, and originality of the information and delivery
  • Organization and focus
  • Qualifications/reputation of speaker(s)
  • Creative use of multi-media or education tools

Final Selection and Scheduling

To achieve a balanced convention program, IEC will determine the day(s) and time that sessions are scheduled. The committee will make final selections 4-6 weeks after the Call for Presentation closes. Speakers will receive an email notifying them if their session was accepted or declined approximately 4-6 weeks after the submission deadline.

Each time block consists of five concurrent sessions. Session times are assigned by IEC based on the tracks and available time slots. We ask that you keep your calendar clear until the IEC Convention & Expo education schedule has been finalized.

If your session is accepted, you will receive a speaker agreement with the date and time of your session, a checklist of the items you'll need to submit to IEC, and pertinent deadlines.