Hi Amanda! 👋
That's a great question. I think that a speaker-hopeful should scrap their talk proposal if a change in their personal interests makes them decide that they no longer want to speak about a subject. A speaker may also choose to scrap their proposal if they receive feedback that makes them want to approach a subject from a new angle.
However, I'm of the opinion that most rejected conference talk proposals bring forth good ideas. Sometimes, these ideas need to be revised or brought to a different venue in order to be beneficial to both the audience and the speaker.
Thanks! I like that perspective/advice.
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