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Welcome to the ISM2019 Presentation Submission Site

Share your Ideas!

Do you have that spark… that idea or action that led you down a path to success? Or perhaps a challenge that ignited a new way of thinking?

Your supply management peers want to hear your inspiring story, your real-life case study, your how-to process that sparked a fresh approach, incorporated a new technology or methodology.

We’d like to invite you to participate in a Call-for-Presentations (CFP) for the ISM Annual Conference being held in Houston, TX April 7-10, 2019. The CFP opens on September 21, 2018 and closes on October 12, 2018.

The submission process is simple. Please create an acocunt or log in below to complete the fields required and hit "submit". You will be asked to submit a proposal which falls into one of the 6 learning tracks for Annual Conference.

Elevate Your Sourcing Expertise Given the growing complexity in today’s
marketplace, this track covers timely category content and insights that
unlock hidden value while mitigating risk. Share your expertise, research,
case studies and how-to examples.
Corporate Social Responsibility Once a function formed to respond to negative
commentary from activists and communities, Corporate Social Responsibility
organizations have now found their niche in driving value for corporations.
Share your experience, discuss related topics or case studies, trends and/or
research.
Digital Transformation Following last year's successful digital track
which focused on what it is and why it’s so important, this year we are taking
the next step and focus on the ‘how”. Share your implementation stories,
strategies, tools and tips.
Sourcing for Value
Share insights, best practices or case studies on
how you have driven value in either direct and indirect spend, managed
stakeholders, executive teams and strategic suppliers for maximum impact.
Challenges Share creative ways to tackle the pervasive
challenges impacting supply management professionals with the increasing
pressure on wages, interest rates, oil and other commodities prices coupled
with some potential macro-economic disruptions related to tariffs, volatility
in currencies, and increasing amount of government debt represent real
increasing challenges and potential risks for most organizations.
People Present insights and best practices on how to
attract, develop and retain a diverse and global team.

In the month of October our Conference Leadership Committee (CLC) will review the presentations. The acceptance (and rejection) letters will be send out in early November.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. When does the CFP open?
    • The CFP opens on September 21st.
  2. When does the CFP close?
    • The CFP closes on October 12th
  3. What are the tracks and descriptions?
    • There are 6 Tracks for the Annual Conference. They are:
        • How-To: Given the growing complexity in today’s marketplace, this track covers timely category content and insights that unlock hidden value while mitigating risk. Share your expertise, research, case studies and how-to examples.
        • Corporate Social Responsibility: Once a function formed to respond to negative commentary from activists and communities, Corporate Social Responsibility organizations have now found their niche in driving value for corporations. Share your experience, discuss related topics or case studies, trends and/or research.
        • Digital Transformation: Following last year's successful digital track which focused on what it is and why it’s so important, this year we are taking the next step and focus on the ‘how”. Share your implementation stories, strategies, tools and tips.
        • Sourcing for Value: Share insights, best practices or case studies on how you have driven value in either direct and indirect spend, managed stakeholders, executive teams and strategic suppliers for maximum impact.
        • Challenges: Share creative ways to tackle the pervasive challenges impacting supply management professionals with the increasing pressure on wages, interest rates, oil and other commodities prices coupled with some potential macro-economic disruptions related to tariffs, volatility in currencies, and increasing amount of government debt represent real increasing challenges and potential risks for most organizations.
        • People: Present insights and best practices on how to attract, develop and retain a diverse and global team.
  4. When will I need to present?
    • The ISM Annual Conference takes place April 7-10, 2019. Accepted speakers could be assigned to present on one or more of the days within these dates. Finer details will be finalized with each approved speaker.
  5. How is my presentation evaluated?
    • Our volunteer Conference Leadership Committee (CLC) is made up of a maximum of 20 members. Members of the CLC are practitioners and leaders in the field of supply management. They will review completed submissions and evaluate based on the description as it aligns with the tracks, the interest level of the audience, and presentation format.
  6. What do approved speakers receive?
    • Approved speakers receive a complimentary full registration to the ISM Annual Conference 2019 which includes provided meals included with the registration. ISM certified members can also receive recertification credit for presenting. No additional travel expenses are provided.

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Questions? Organizer: Jessika Baker - jbaker@instituteforsupplymanagement.org