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Speaker Application Terms

Thank you for agreeing to share your thoughts, ideas and expertise with the Informa Connect community at your speaking session (your session) at our event (our event). We have millions of professional and commercial customers and our mission is to give them access to extraordinary people like you and exceptional insight provided by people like you. The content presented at your session (your content) has the most impact when it’s made available to many people across multiple platforms so it can be used to grow other ideas. Our goal here at Informa Connect is to make that happen. We are offering this extension to meet the information needs of our community (including those who were unable to attend our event) while also amplifying your thought leadership. To do that successfully, we need a few commitments from you. When we refer to ‘you’ or ‘your’ here, we mean you, the speaker delivering a speaking session at our event. When we refer to ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ here, we mean Informa Connect.

AssurancesWe need some comfort
You make the following assurances to us:
  • you are the sole author of your content which is your own original work;
  • your content will be developed with skill, care and diligence;
  • your content will be accurate and complete;
  • your content will not be misleading;
  • your content will not promote products or services, or include any advertisements;
  • your content will not include the intellectual property of a third party unless permission is received;
  • your content will not contain confidential, proprietary or sensitive information of a third party;
  • your content will not contain any virus or other malicious code;
  • your content will not be defamatory, offensive, harmful or otherwise contrary to the values of Informa Connect; and
  • if your session is delivered on behalf of your employer’s organization, you have advised your employer of the terms of this agreement, including the rights and privileges you’ve given us here.

Your selection to speak at our event is not an endorsement by us of you, your content or your session. We have not made any independent review or assessment of you or your content. You are solely responsible for your content and your session, including any legal claims relating to your content and your session.

Personal InformationIt’s personal
  • You give us permission, at no charge and without limitation as to time, to:
    • record your session in any medium (such as text, audio, photo and video) (our recording);
    • broadcast and live stream our recording; and
    • use your name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical data with our recording.
  • Your personal information will be lawfully processed in compliance with our publicly available Privacy Policy.
LicenseIt’s your content
  • You own the intellectual property rights in your content. To amplify the reach and impact of your content, you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license, at no charge, to use your content and new work (defined below) as follows:
    • prepare derivative works from your content in any present or future form (new work), such as newsletters, online media publications, webinars, whitepapers and other forms of digital and non-digital media;
    • prepare derivative works from new work in any present or future form;
    • publish, display, reproduce, distribute and quote your content and new work in any medium, including on our video on-demand platform ‘Streamly’ and social media (whether our own or others); and
    • otherwise use your content and new work for our lawful business purposes, including commercializing your content and new work in any manner we sit fit, without permission from, or compensation to, you.
  • You unconditionally waive all moral rights that you may have anywhere in the world in your content and new work.
  • We are not obligated to exercise any of our rights above with respect to your content or new work. If, however, we do, you acknowledge that we may use a variety of technological tools to help us such as deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools.


It’s our recording and distinct new work
  • You acknowledge that we own all intellectual property rights in our recording and, as the owner, have the exclusive right to use our recording for our lawful business purposes. We may commercialize our recording in any manner we see fit without permission from, or compensation to, you. We may do so by using a variety of technological tools as described above, including artificial intelligence tools.
  • If we create a new work that is distinct from your content (distinct new work), (1) we will own all intellectual property rights in that distinct new work and may exercise the same exclusive rights described above for our recording with respect to that distinct new work, (2) you will not challenge our intellectual property rights in that distinct new work and (3) you will (if necessary) assign to us any intellectual property rights you may have in that distinct new work.
  • You agree we can assign, transfer, and sublicense any right or privilege we have with respect to your content and new work to any party without restriction, including our content syndication and distribution partners.
StreamlyIt's a fair exchange
  • You acknowledge you are receiving significant benefit (such as networking, professional exposure, reputational enhancement and content amplification) from being able to present your content at your session at our event.
  • In addition to these benefits (and in exchange for the rights and privileges you are giving us here), we will provide you complimentary access to ‘Streamly’ on separate terms and conditions.
ClaimsWe could be on the hook
  • If we become subject to a legal claim relating to your content or your session, you will:
    • fully cooperate with us to defend against or otherwise respond to such claim; and
    • reimburse us for any losses, liabilities or expenses we suffer or incur from such claim.
  • You waive, and will not bring or institute, any claims that you may have against us relating to our use of your content, new work, our recording or distinct new work in compliance with this agreement, including publicity rights, intellectual property infringement and misappropriation claims.
Other TermsIt’s our event
LegalThe lawyers made us add these
  • This is a legally binding agreement between you and us and reflects your and our entire understanding regarding the matters above.
  • You have carefully read and fully understand the terms of this agreement. This agreement cannot be modified or waived except in a writing signed by us.
  • The “What?” and “Why?” descriptions have been included for convenience (and to introduce a bit of levity) and are not to be considered when interpreting this agreement.
  • This agreement is governed by New York law, and the courts of the State of New York have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any dispute relating to this agreement.
  • You knowingly, voluntarily and irrevocably waive your right to a trial by jury and any right to pursue any claim or action relating to this agreement on a class or consolidated basis or in a representative capacity.
  • Our maximum liability to you relating to this agreement, including concerning our event, your session, your content, new work, our recording and distinct new work, will not exceed $1000.
  • You will not initiate or purse any claim or action relating to this agreement against us one (1) year after the conclusion of your session.

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