Speaker Resources


Welcome to the EMERGE speaker resources center. As part of the faculty, this page will be your resource for all things related to your speaking engagement at EMERGE. For any additional information, please reach out to:

Brianne Menges
Speaker Concierge
(312) 881-5861


EMERGE is committed to being a conference inclusive to all persons and is pleased to be a part of the World Institute on Disability-JPMorgan Chase & Co. Conference Accessibility Initiative. We encourage all EMERGE presenters to review these Presenter Guidelines for a Disability-Friendly Presentation.


Here are some additional external resources for creating dynamic presentations:
A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage
How to give a killer presentation
8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations
5 Steps To Crafting An Inspiring Presentation That’s A Breeze to Deliver
7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters


We expect over 800 attendees to attend EMERGE this year. Historically over half of the audience is a director level or higher and is a mix of banks, credit unions, fintech, nonprofits, government and more. If you would like more detailed audience information to help you tailor your presentation, please reach out to Brianne.


All speakers are responsible for reserving and booking their travel. Please visit our travel page for more information on the Hilton Austin Hotel and booking travel.


As a speaker, you will receive a complimentary pass to attend all 3 days of the EMERGE: Financial Health Forum. Please visit our registration site and select speaker as your registration path to complete your registration. This process will require you to submit your headshot and bio and will be required before any marketing is distributed.

Headshot requirement: high resolution JPEG or PNG file type.
Bios should be 100 words or less. See tips to writing a short bio.

NOTE: this step of registering officially confirms you as a speaker at EMERGE. Without a confirmed registration, you will still be listed as tentative.


March 2017 – Speaker prep calls are scheduled
May 22, 2017 – Hotel room block expires
May 29, 2017 – All speaker decks due
June 14-16, 2017 – EMERGE: Financial Health Forum