Become a Speaker

Share Your Expertise!

Our 2025 Call for Speakers is now closed. We look forward to reviewing the sessions that have been submitted and will be unveiling our 2025 Conference agenda in the near future!

Each year paving and pavement maintenance professionals come together for 3 action-packed days of networking, education, and an Expo Hall that ignites innovation between vendors and contractors who specialize in asphalt and concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, pavement repair, and related services. Whether you want to increase industry knowledge, sharpen your skills, improve efficiency, or learn about the latest and greatest products, you can do it all at NPE!

NPE is committed to providing attendees at every stage of their careers with the opportunity to learn through our educational programming delivered by their knowledgeable peers, industry experts, and inspiring leaders.

Who Should Apply

Paving Industry Leaders: Small-to-medium paving and pavement maintenance contractors with experience in both commercial and/or residential paving and pavement maintenance, associations, paving industry expert consultants and trainers, and service/solution providers.

Out of Industry Subject Matter Experts: Marketing, advertising, and digital-savvy professionals with knowledge in cutting-edge technology, emerging trends, and techniques applicable to paving and pavement maintenance contractors, and professionals with proven expertise in leadership, sales and management, business operations, HR, and employment law.

What We Are Looking For 

NPE remains dedicated to providing attendees with original and innovative topics built around technical expertise, as well as the most up-to-date data, trends, technologies, and proven approaches to help solve pain points and tap into new growth opportunities within the industry.

More about our 2025 Conference Tracks and attendee topic requests to help you build your proposal can be found here

Speaker Selection Criteria

Due to the sizable number of proposals we receive each year, the NPE Conference team, Show Management, and Advisory Board makes selections based upon the following criteria:

  • Sessions must be new and presented for the first time at NPE 2025. No recycled or outdated content will be accepted.
  • A diverse perspective and voice within the Conference program that will inspire and educate attendees.
  • Interactive discussions and real-world hands-on training and experiences that actively engage attendees.
  • Focuses on the how-to of relevant and timely industry topics.

NPE Speaker Benefits

Confirmed speakers receive 1 complimentary badge to NPE 2025, which grants access to all Conference Sessions, Expo Hall, and NPE Party, promotion and industry exposure through event marketing materials, both print and digital, access to the Speaker Ready Lounge, and more!

NPE Speaker Application Process and Proposal Guidelines

Please review the NPE Speaker Application Process and Proposal Guidelines thoroughly before beginning your application and follow the process provided to apply as a speaker for NPE. The NPE Advisory Board and Conference Management will be reviewing many proposals, so please understand that we will not be able to consider proposals submitted with incomplete information. Please note that all sessions must be educational (strictly non-promotional), provide actionable insights, and be presented for the first time at NPE.

To ensure we keep to important event deadlines, we are unfortunately unable to accept any submissions made after the Call for Speakers close date, May 17, 2024.


For inquiries related to our Call for Speakers, please contact the NPE Conference Content Manager, Madeline Kinney