TPC2022 Call for Papers

Your chance to apply to speak / share ideas and experiences with the ticketing industry

Call for Papers in Now Open

It’s that time! Time for us to open our annual call for papers, which is your chance to submit an idea for the #TPC2022 programme. 

Our superb programme stream partners already has some great ideas from their own experience and your feedback from previous conferences.

Interactive Session in Progress

Speaking at TPC2022 is a great way to share your knowledge or experience with hundreds of like minded professionals


Session Length and Streams

The session, including Q&A should be either 30, or 60 minutes long.
It should fit in one of the core learning streams

  • Access and Inclusion
  • Revenue and Packaging
  • Targeting and Marketing
  • Digital
  • Visitor Experience and Spend
  • Organisational Improvement

Please, no sales pitches!

Please don’t submit to speak if your plan is to stand on stage and pitch your product or service. Delegates don’t respond to these sessions and actively avoid them. You can mention products or services, where relevant, such as in case studies or where it adds context to the session. 

People LOVE Takeaways and Case Studies, so do we!

Ideally it should have clear learning takeaways for the audience, either in a new approach, technology or revenue opportunity

TPC2019 delegates indicated that they would like more case studies in sessions. “How we implemented…..” or similar. Remember, hearing about failure and recovery is just as important as hearing of success

Diversity of Speakers and Panellists

We actively strive as a planning group to deliver a diverse range of topics and speakers. Submissions whose speaker and panelists include more than ‘old white men’ are welcomed and actively encouraged.


You have up until the 30th of November to submit your ideas.

The programme panel will meet in December to shortlist the final sessions for the conference.

Don’t think of yourself as a ‘public speaker’?

TPC is about sharing and learning from fellow professionals. If you are serious about ticketing or marketing, then you are qualified to speak and you’ll be great!

Some of our “first-time speakers” from #TPC2019 even won awards. So get submitting!


Hatti Simpson (R) from Hammersmith Lyric receives her “Best Thursday Panel”
award from TPC Admin Manager Carol Thomas. 

Submit Your Paper to Speak at #TPC2022 Here

Call for Papers FAQs

We know that this might not answer all your questions, but here are some of the questions and answers we thought you may have.

  • Do I also need to buy a ticket to the conference?

    You will receive a day pass for the day you are speaking.  If you would like to attend the full conference (including any drinks receptions & or party) you will need to upgrade to a full ticket. You can contact Carol for more information.

  • Do you cover speaker expenses?

    We don't generally cover speaker expenses.  If, however, speakers are finding it financially challenging to attend we may occasionally be able to help. 

  • When are sessions picked?

    Our Panel will meet in early December and you will know in mid December if your session has been selected. Final Session schedule, Day & Time selection will be released in January. 

  • How many papers can I put in?

    You can put as many papers in as you want but remember - Quality over Quantity.

  • Can I specify a day / time to speak on?

    No. Sessions are scheduled to balance the programme and content across the conference.  If however you have a conflict, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.