Conference Speaker/Presenter Stipend
Speaker/Presenter Stipends are intended for those invited to speak/present or whose submission has been accepted, but are not limited to, a conference, academic institution, state affiliate, local district, or international dietetic meeting. Speaker stipends are not intended for presentations associated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (pre-FNCE or FNCE), as the Academy offers its own honorarium.
This application will be differentiated from the Application for Conference Attendance, as it is intended specifically for speaker/presenters and experts in the field presenting on an integrative and functional medicine topic, simultaneously being able to promote DIFM and further support DIFM’s mission and vision within the presentation. These individuals will be regarded as DIFM Ambassadors.
DIFM Speakers will not accept invitations to meetings and events that involve or require endorsement and/or positioning of a commercial product(s) or service(s).
It is expected that whenever possible, expenses of DIFM Speakers who are asked to attend meetings and events at the invitation of other organizations will be reimbursed by that organization. This application may also be completed if the stipend may assist in complimenting any compensation from the requesting organization that may not be sufficient for travel, lodging or time.
In order to share the education, opportunities and relevant topics with all of our DIFM members, it is a requirement to provide a review of the presentation(s), in a newsletter article (guidelines and requirements will be provided by our Newsletter Editor), as a blog, webinar, or on a social media platform within two months of the presentation’s completion. The DIFM speaker/presenter may also be highlighted on the website. A photo and bio may be requested and should be easily available upon request. The DIFM board also reserves the right to request to preview the presentation to make sure it is aligned with the strategic plan, mission and vision prior to granting the stipend.
Marketing materials, official logo e-files and additional items will be available for the DIFM speaker/presenter to utilize. Coordination of these items will be done with Executive Assistant, in a timely manner prior to the speaker engagement. Materials are to be responsibly distributed and promoted. The DIFM video may be shared with attendees and on individual websites with the completion a WAIVER RELEASE FORM (see website for details or contact our Member Services Chair).
The voting members of the DIFM board will review the application and approve or deny financial support for this engagement. The voting members may also ask key Executive Committee members to review the application if pertinent (such as the Speaker Bureau Chair or other officers) that may objectively contribute to the evaluation process and final decision. If an applicant(s) is a voting member(s), they will be recused from the review and approval process.
Applications may be completed and emailed to DIFM’s Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit as early as possible due to the process and time necessary for each evaluation. Please note there are a limited number of applicants accepted per fiscal year (for example June 1, 2017-May 31st 2018).
Application and Policy. Speaker/Presenter Stipend (word doc)
Application and Policy. Speaker/Presenter Stipend (pdf)