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What Speakers Need to Know About the SEMA Education Program

By Ashley Reyes

SEMA receives many seminar proposals for the various education programs and the selection process is highly selective. Below, are common questions and details about the SEMA speaker selection process.

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Speaker proposals for the 2022 SEMA Show must be submitted by January 7, 2022.

What are the most common topics of interest?

Each year, SEMA reviews the topics and issues that are of greatest interest to its members. Topics of greatest interest for the 2022 program include Aftermarket Updates and Future Trends, Digital Marketing, Automotive Electronics, Legal & Regulatory, Small-Business Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Technology, Aspiring Leadership, Business Management and industry segment-specific topics.

How are speakers selected?

Speakers who can deliver valuable presentations, host insightful discussions, and teach, inform and inspire automotive specialty-equipment professionals are desired. Speaking engagements may be in person at events such as the SEMA Show, or virtual through the year-round SEMA virtual education program.  

Who is the program audience?

The program audience includes but is not limited to representatives from all segments of the automotive aftermarket industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, builders, installers, automotive small business owners, managers and employees.

What is the deadline for speaker applications?

Speaker proposals for the 2022 SEMA Show must be submitted by January 7, 2022. Virtual education proposals can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Applications are available at

What information am I required to submit with my application?  

Speakers who submit an application must be prepared to provide a session description, learning objectives and key takeaways, and why they are a great choice to present on their topic.

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