Call For Papers

Agile Social Media Strategies,AI & Governance Summit

Smart Link Consultancy is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the social media space. Our highest-rated presenters are people like you who have challenged conventional wisdom and/or are willing to share real lessons learned.

Representatives from private and public sector organisations with responsibilities for:

  • Social media

  • Communications

  • Marketing

  • Digital communications

  • Influencer Marketing

  • Public affairs and relations

  • Stakeholder and community engagement

Please note the audience also consists of both new and seasoned (10+ years in industry) professionals.

Proposals will be judged on:

  1. Content

  • Are the ideas presented new and forward thinking?

  • Are the concepts introduced useful and practical?

  • Are learning objectives clearly defined?

  1. Format

  • Are there opportunities for experiential learning interaction among and between participants?

  • Is the scope appropriate to time limitations?

  • Is the instructional design dynamic?

  1. Presenter(s)

  • Is there a demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter?

  • Is there an indication of strong and creative presentation skills?

Smart Link Consultancy is especially interested in new and timely information on industry trends, techniques and best practices in the following areas:

  • Social media Strategy

  • Content Strategy

  • Influencer Marketing

  • Crisis and Reputation Management

  • Social Media Governance

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Marketing Automation

  • Agile Social Media Marketing

  • Latest Social Media Trends

  • Social Media Analytics

  • And successful Case Studies

  • Sessions are 30 minutes in duration.

  • Sessions will be scheduled, Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22. Please do not submit a proposal unless you will be able to appear on any of the days.

  • Sales pitches for products or services disguised as proposals will not be accepted.

  • Session descriptions should be brief and align with content intended to be presented.

  • Smart Link Consultancy requests permission to rebroadcast speaker image, printed materials, and/or voice and video recording in connection with the 2019 Summit. Speakers maintain presentation content copyrights.

  • Working presentations outlines and/ or slide decks are subject to review. Presenters must use the approved Smart Link Consultancy format.

  • Panel discussions are most effective when limited to no more than 3 participants.

  • The deadline to submit proposals is 16:00pm CAT on September 30, 2019.

Please contact Themba at  with any questions.

Submit your proposals to .

Agile Social Media Strategies, AI & Governance Summit

Tel: +27 11 434 0491