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HBA Talks

Are you a transformational leader? Share your story with HBA Talks!

HBA Talks, part of the Empowerment Zone, will showcase stories and insights on transformational leadership. From innovative healthcare practices to inspiring narratives of women leaders and allies driving gender and health equity, to personal anecdotes of reaching leadership milestones, these talks will cover a wide spectrum.

By acknowledging the power of storytelling to inspire, connect, and spark change, these sessions aim to deepen our collective understanding of the diverse and impactful forms of transformational leadership across our industry.

Length of Talks: 3 to 5 minutes per speaker

Format: Each session will consist of a short talk accompanied by a slide deck or visual aid.


  • Transformational Journeys: Share personal stories of overcoming challenges and driving change.
  • Trailblazing Leadership: Highlight unconventional leadership approaches for transformative outcomes.
  • From Setbacks to Success: Share stories of triumph over failure.

We are now accepting applications for HBA Talks. 

Submmission Requirements:

  • Bio (150-word max)
  • High Resolution Headshot - 300dpi in .jpeg or .png format (For a quick guide to ensure your image is the appropriate resolution, click here.) 
  • Choice of Topic
    • Transformational Journeys
    • Trailblazing Leadership
    • From Setbacks to Success
  • Presentation Proposal (max 300 words) - Provide a brief description of your proposed presentation, including an overview of the key points you will cover and how they relate to the conference theme - "Accelerating Transformational Leadership."
  • Optional Supporting Materials (e.g., reference letter, slide deck, link to video, and/or any other relevant document)

Submission Deadline: 12 July 2024

Link to Application: Click here

Review Committee: A review committee comprised of HBA staff and volunteers will evaluate all submitted proposals.

Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to the conference theme, clarity of message, originality, and potential impact.

Notification: Speakers whose proposals are selected will be notified mid-August.

Speaker Requirements

Upon selection, HBA Talks speakers will be required to provide the following:

  • Speaker Agreement: Speakers must submit a signed speaker agreement outlining their commitment to the conference guidelines and deadlines, as well as affirming their agreement to grant HBA permissions with regard to promoting, recording, and capturing images and quotes from the event.
  • Presentation Preparation: Speakers are responsible for preparing a concise and engaging presentation that adheres to the allocated time limit.
  • Tech Check: Speakers must participate in an onsite tech rehearsal at an agreed upon time that will be determined in advance of the conference.