Host a Session

Thank you for your interest in hosting a session at RISE Week Austin, Speaker/host registration is now closed. If you missed this opportunity, we hope youll join us as a host next year and be sure to sign up to attend this years RISE Week sessions and events when we open attendee registration!


Before registering, be sure to have your session title, brief session description, location, biography, and photo ready for upload. REGISTER HERE! Deadline: Extended to Tuesday, April 23!

IMPORTANT NOTE! Do NOT register your session without checking the closed times below! Some time slots are overbooked, and you will need to move your session time if you register in one of those time slots. Thank you for your help!

RISE invites entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders to apply to host a session during the RISE conference. Hosting a RISE Week Austin 2013 session allows you to give back and support Austins entrepreneur community. Collaboration with RISE strengthens startups and our economy, and it helps you solidify your position as a thought leader. Plus, sharing entrepreneurial ideas and great content is fun!

First Steps
1) Pick a session topic thats relevant to the entrepreneur & business community
2) Find a venue for your session that will hold up to 25 attendees (Need help with a location? Contact one of our RISE Session Location Providers!)
3) Select your date/time: May 13-17 (Mon-Fri); 8am, 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm
4) Register your session on our portal no later than Fri, Apr 19! (EXTENDED TO TUES, APR 23)

The following session times are FULL – please do NOT register a session at these times:
Mon, 5/13 at 8am
Mon, 5/13 at 10am
Mon, 5/13 at 2pm
Tue, 5/14 at 10am
Tue, 5/14 at 2pm
Wed, 5/15 at 10am
Wed, 5/15 at noon
Thurs, 5/16 at 2pm

We have plenty of openings for sessions at these times:
Tues through Fri at 8am
Mon, Wed, Fri at 4pm

In preparation for host registration, have your session title, brief session description, location, biography, and photo ready for upload. RISE session hosts are asked to find and secure their own location to accommodate 25 participants. The small group size keeps RISE discussions personal, lively, and interactive. Need help with a location? Contact one of our RISE Session Location Providers!

Selling a service or product at RISE is strictly prohibited. Please do not make a sales pitch of any kind in your session. We want our entrepreneur attendees to have a valuable experience with great content; help us make that possible! There is no fee to host a RISE session.

NOTE: Once you have signed up, your host registration entry will not be visible on the session calendar until it has been reviewed and approved. Our staff reviews every session entry before approval and will contact you if we need further information or if your session needs to be revised to meet our Host Guidelines. Thank you!

Host registration is now open for these cities:

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RISE Week Austin 2013

The RISE conference is hands-on and creative, just like our participants. Anyone can organize and host a RISE session on the topic of his/her choice. Sessions are limited to 25 to promote a highly collaborative experience.

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