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Important update about our 2020 conventions

In light of public health guidance on COVID-19 and large events in our state, CDA has made the difficult decision to cancel our San Francisco convention that was scheduled for September. All exhibitor booth fees are being refunded, and CDA is working to provide members innovative C.E. in exciting new ways.

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Become a Speaker

Thank you for your interest in presenting at CDA Presents. As one of the top dental meetings in the country, CDA Presents receives many offers from speakers. While it’s no reflection on the quality or content of the presentations received, CDA cannot invite all perspective speakers to participate. CDA’s policy is to invite only speakers that have been scouted by our Board of Managers at other major dental conventions.

The Scouting Process

CDA offers an opportunity for speakers to be scouted at CDA Presents in either Anaheim or San Francisco during a 90 to 150-minute express lecture. Our conventions are planned up to 18 months in advance, with the programs selected according to topics most timely and relevant to the profession. Please note that due to the volume of proposals we receive, we are only able to contact those who are selected to speak. Presenters are provided with an honorarium of $400, but are expected to pay their own travel and lodging expenses.

How to Apply

To submit a course for consideration, please complete the application, which will be forwarded to the future essay chair for review.

On behalf of the California Dental Association and our Board of Managers, we wish you much success in your speaking career.