Audience Q&A with Zach Perret, CEO of Plaid

Speaker Applications for LendIt Fintech USA 2021 Close Soon

Audience Q&A with Zach Perret, CEO of Plaid, at LendIt Fintech USA 2020

LendIt Fintech USA 2021 is happening virtually on April 27-29. We will have a packed agenda once again and we have started confirming speakers for the three days of content. We have received hundreds of applications from potential speakers already but we still eager to hear more ideas. We will be accepting speaker applications through February 19.

Here are the different tracks that we will be producing this year so please keep these in mind as you are submitting an application. Your topic needs to fit within one of these nine themes.

  • Credit and Underwriting Put to the Test
  • The Digital Banking Era Arrives
  • Regulation & Regtech – Moving Faster
  • Fintech Reshapes Financial Health
  • Consumer Lending: Back and Better than Ever
  • The Small Business Fintech Ecosystem
  • What’s Next in Fintech
  • The Coming Green Wave in Fintech
  • Investing: Equity, Debt, IPOs and SPACs, Oh My

How We Select Speakers

Our content team has reviewed thousands of speaker applications over the last few years. There are some applications that stand out where we know immediately we have to follow up with this person. Here are some tips that will help you rise above the pack:

  1. Have a unique perspective
  2. Don’t just rehash an old idea
  3. Don’t make it about your company
  4. Be concise but do flesh out your idea
  5. Suggest others who could speak with you
  6. A new take on a hot topic always gets careful consideration
  7. Be bold and be controversial

We are paying special attention to both minority and female speakers as we look to bring together our most diverse speaker roster ever. So submit your idea by Friday of next week and become part of the leading fintech event of the year.

  • Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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