Speaking at KCMBA's CLE is a valuable member benefit and an excellent way to showcase your expertise, and enhance your network and reputation. KCMBA's speakers provide relevant and timely expert advice and insights. If you are interested in becoming a speaker or have an idea for a presentation or event, please contact the CLE team at (816) 474-4322 or [email protected]. Speaking priority is offered to KCMBA Members, but exceptions may be made based on the speaker's expertise and/or KCMBA's needs.

Speaker's Responsibilities

  1. Finalize the topic/date/time/location of your presentation.
  2. Provide the CLE team with the following:
  • Topic title and 2-3 sentence description of your presentation. (This information will be used to apply for CLE credit for your program and to market the event.)
  • Your Information: A color photo, short biography and your contact information to be used to market the event and introductions on the day of the event.

Course materials are required by the Missouri and Kansas CLE accreditation rules and are the lasting reminder (and reference tool) of you and your presentation. Our CLE governing bodies require “high-quality materials” in support of seminars. The format of your materials should be adjusted to your own style and subject matter, which can range from a short outline to a citation heavy treatise. In most cases, materials are distributed in electronic format and registrants are emailed a PDF file of the materials prior to the seminar.

KCMBA's Responsibilities

KCMBA will advise the speaker as needed when planning the scope and content of the presentation to ensure qualification for accreditation. KCMBA is an approved provider of Missouri accredited CLE for seminars that meet the qualifications and will apply for the appropriate CLE credits in Kansas. KCMBA will market the seminar through its regular channels, process registrations, disseminate materials, provide the appropriate presentation platform (in person and/or remote) and technological support during the program, provide beverages (and food, as advertised) for in person events, conduct a survey at the seminar conclusion, and report all attendance, as required by the accreditation entities.

Audio/Visual Equipment

If your presentation is at KCMBA's 2300 Event Space, KCMBA will provide a computer, projector, screen and microphones for your presentation. If you will have a Power Point or other visual presentation, and/or if you require additional equipment, please advise the CLE team at your earliest convenience.

Speaker Registration Fee Waiver

For most seminars speakers may attend some or all of the event at which they present at no fee, or a discounted fee. Please coordinate your registration with CLE team at (816) 474-4322 or [email protected].

CLE Credit for Speakers

Speakers may qualify for additional CLE credit to account for their time researching, writing and preparing for the presentation. Learn more about Missouri CLE Speaker Credit or Kansas CLE Speaker Credit.