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2023 WIAC Leadership Conference – Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting a breakout session proposal for the 2023 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference! Learn more about the program and how to apply below. 

The Women in Auto Care Committee invites you to submit breakout session proposals for the 2023 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference, which is being held from February 27th - March 1st in Palm Springs, CA. The annual leadership conference is designed to foster both personal and professional development and includes educational programming, tools and resources for career growth and networking with like-minded peers. 

The committee encourages breakout session proposals addressing key industry issues, professional development and personal growth topics impacting Women in Auto Care professionals. Examples of past session topics include:
  • Leadership styles 
  • Industry roundtables 
  • Communication & presenting skills 
  • Decision making 
  • Personal branding
  • Using technology to enhance your business 
  • Goal-setting & productivity 
Possible session types include but are not limited to presentations, case studies, workshops, panel discussions and roundtables. 

Program Details 
  • The selected applicants' breakout session will be held at the 2023 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference in Palm Springs on either Tuesday, February 28th or Wednesday, March 1st, 2023. Applicants must be available during these dates to implement their session.
  • Each session will be 45 minutes in length. This includes Q&A.  
  • Applicants may submit multiple session proposals to address differing topics (up to 3).
  • Presenters are responsible for covering their own travel and accommodations. A discounted registration will be offered. 
Session Selection 
Women in Auto Care is looking to select up to 3 submissions. The selection of sessions will be conducted by the Women in Auto Care Executive Committee. Proposals will be evaluated on relevance to the Women in Auto Care community, content quality, achievable learning outcomes, and presenter’s knowledge of the topic. Before making final selections, the Women in Auto Care Committee may contact those submitting sessions to ask for clarification or additional information. 

Key dates
Please note dates are approximate and subject to change. 
  • Proposal submission deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022  
  • Review period: Friday, December 16, 2022  - Wednesday, January 11, 2023  
  • Finalist(s) notified by: Friday, January 13, 2023

How to Apply
To apply, please press the "Next" button below. This will launch the application form.

Applicants may begin their form and return to it for completion at a later date. At the top of each application page, there is a tool bar with a button that reads "Save and continue later" in the top right-hand corner. Upon clicking this button, applicants will be prompted to enter their email address, verify their email address, and select "save." This action will prompt an email to be sent to the email address provided  containing instructions on how to re-access the partially completed application. If you have any questions or do not receive an email following this process, please contact Amanda Bischoping at for assistance. 

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 15th, 2022. 

Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Bischoping at or Missy Stephens at