In 2014, PASS offered a new type of session at their Global Summit event: Speaker Idol.
Initiated by Denny Cherry (b | t), the concept is:
To provide an opportunity for community speakers
Who haven't yet presented a regular session at PASS Summit
A chance to present to a panel of judges - like American Idol, but without singing. (Sadly. Or not.)
For a guaranteed regular session at the next PASS Summit!
This is a FANTASTIC idea, and I was fortunate...