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MSA FORWARD 2022 Call for Proposals

The MSA Education Advisory Group is seeking presentation proposals for MSA FORWARD 2022 in Boston, MA, May 18-22. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, September 10, 2021.

There are two options for course proposals:
  1. Breakout sessions, 45 minutes each. We recommend planning on 35-40 minutes of content with the remaining 5-10 minutes for Q&A.
  2. TEDx Talk-style sessions, 20 minutes each. These can be single sessions by one speaker, or 2-4 consecutive sessions on related topics submitted by a group. (This is a great way for speakers to collaborate!)

When developing session topics, we encourage you to think creatively about how you can engage attendees and provide supportive information for growing their businesses or furthering their professional development, rather than a product or sales pitch.  Sessions should provide at least 3-5 actionable takeaways for attendees to implement in their store or business.

There are limited slots available for breakout sessions and we expect there to be more proposals submitted than slots available. As a result, the quality of the content -- including relevance to MSA members' educational needs -- and completeness of each submitted proposal will be critical factors in the evaluation and selection process. Courses that aren't selected for this conference but that do meet education goals may be moved to a virtual conference or webinar later in the year if the speaker agrees.

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