Speaker Resource Centre

Welcome to the PD Week Speaker Resource Centre!

We are delighted to welcome you and we hope you enjoy and benefit from your participation at PD Week 2021! This year, the conference will take place in a virtual format during the week of November 22-26.

As a PD Week 2021 speaker, you will receive a complimentary registration. This will allow you access to all Sessions on the day of your presentation, the Keynote Fireside Chat with Rick Mercer, and the virtual Exhibition Hall. Our team will register you as an attendee and will send you an email confirmation in September.


Today’s audience is looking for alternatives to the same old ‘stand and deliver’ sessions – they want to be educated, inspired and empowered. Let this handy guide help you blow them away!

Please take some time to review this detailed handbook outlining best practices for PD Week speakers.

View Guide


  • Bio: If you have not provided your bio, please email bio (in English & French) for posting to the PD Week website to your fmi contact.
  • Headshot: A headshot (high resolution file) is also required to use in marketing material; please email to your fmi contact.
  • Session Title & Abstract: Please provide a brief and inviting description of your topic – 250 words max. — to your fmi contact.

OCTOBER 22: Deadline to submit your presentation slides (if you plan on using slides)

NOVEMBER 1 OR NOV 3 OR NOV 5: attend a Speaker Technology Information Session with our onsite production team; you may send a representative to attend the information session in your name; your fmi contact will be in touch in September to confirm your participation on one of the above three dates.

Speaker Content:
Gosia Skrobutan,
Program Manager

Event Logistics (Registration, Platform, AV):
Val Kelly,
Director, National Operations

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Terry Horman,
Director, Business Development

PD Week offers an amazing opportunity for an announcement about your participation. No other Canadian event brings the same impressive and accessible blend of speakers, exhibitors and attendees together. We encourage you to write and distribute news about your participation at PD Week and have put together the following press release guidelines.

  • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: PD Week 2021, happening November 22-26, 2021 in a virtual format.
  • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release:

About PD Week:
fmi*igf’s PD Week attracts more than 5,200 participants from across government for an unparalleled learning experience. This learning event features 5 inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers, 50+ sessions across 4 themes and networking opportunities presented by leading influencers and experts from across Canada and around the world.

  • For further information on promoting your participation at fmi*igf’s PD Week 2021, please contact Terry Horsman, Director, Business Development at terry.horsman@fmi.ca.


As a PD Week 2019 Speaker, your name, title, organization, bio and photo will be featured on the fmi*igf website, and shared over the fmi*igf social media accounts.

If you are interested in additional profile, please connect with Terry Horsman at terry.horsman@fmi.ca.

Complimentary registration for your session date!  

We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend all sessions on the day of your presentation; make sure to visit the exhibition hall and use the Networking feature.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gosia Skrobutan, Program Manager, at gosia.skrobutan@fmi.ca.