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This Speaking Agreement (“Agreement”) confirms your agreement to deliver a prepared presentation on the following topic:
______________________________________ (the “Speech”), scheduled to take place on ____________, 200_ at the
_____________________________ tradeshow and conference (the “Conference”). The Speech, and all services provided in
connection with the Speech, shall only be performed by you, except agreed otherwise by Mediabistro.com, in writing.
The Speech shall be directly related to the subject of the Conference and shall be targeted to appeal to conference target audience.
You shall retain all rights to your Speech but hereby grant and assign to Mediabistro.com (i) the non-exclusive, royalty-free right and
license in, and to, the Speech, in perpetuity and throughout the world, for use at, and after, the Conference including, but not limited to,
the right to use, adapt, or otherwise modify the Speech, or any portion thereof, for use and/or publication via on-line, Internet, pdf, CD-
ROM, audio tape, other compact disk media, digital media, interactive media, and/or multimedia; and/or the transmission, display,
output and reproduction of any such media and technologies, whether by screen-display, print-out, direct-stored on hard drives, disks,
diskettes, remote or on-line data bases, magnetic tape, or other computer media or technologies, whether now known or hereafter
invented, or like processes attaining similar results and (ii) the right to record your appearance, likeness, voice, sounds, verbal
statements, biographical and professional information for use in connection with operating, archiving and promoting the Conference or
future conferences. You agree that Mediabistro.com shall be the exclusive owner of any reproduction or recording of the Speech and
shall have the sole right to retain one hundred percent (100%) of any and all proceeds from Mediabistro.com’s use of the Speech or the
You represent and warrant that the Speech (a) will be original, (b) created solely by you, or if created by you and others, that you have
full rights to use all such materials in connection with the Speech, (c) will not infringe upon any of the rights of any third party, (d) is not
defamatory, and (e) has not been previously assigned, licensed, presented or published in a substantially similar format as will be
presented at the Conference. For the avoidance of doubt, Mediabistro.com agrees that the Speech may incorporate materials that you
have previously used elsewhere provided that you otherwise comply with section (e) above. You further agree that (x) you will prepare
and deliver the Speech in a professional manner consistent with high quality standards, (y) you are solely responsible for the content
and delivery of the Speech and (z) time is of the essence in performing the Speech.
You agree that (i) Mediabistro is not paying you for the Speech, (ii) you are an independent contractor and (iii) that you are solely
responsible for the Speech and for all taxes, costs and expenses related to the Speech and participating in the Conference.
Mediabistro.com reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the Conference. You agree to deliver the Speech at the rescheduled date
or time, subject to your prior commitments. There shall be no compensation paid in the event of a cancelled Conference.
You understand that this is the entire agreement between the parties with respect to this matter. No term of this letter of agreement
may be changed, modified or waived without a subsequent writing signed by the parties. Under no circumstances shall you assign
your rights or delegate your duties under this Agreement.
If you agree with the terms of this letter agreement, please sign below and return the signed original of this letter to me.
Name: Jupitermedia Corporation
Address: Print Name:
Please complete and return by either faxing it to 212.966.8984 or emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Event Operations