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MSA FORWARD 2020 Call for Proposals

The MSA Education Advisory Group is seeking presentation proposals for MSA FORWARD 2020 in Cleveland, OH.  Selected proposals will be presented as 60 minute breakout sessions at MSA FORWARD 2020; we recommend planning on 45-50 minutes of content with the remaining 10-15 minutes for Q&A.  We are looking for presentations that will educate and inspire attendees to forge ahead into the changing retail landscape.

The deadline to submit a proposal is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019.

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.  

If you have any questions, please contact E. Lyles Morgan, Membership and Education Coordinator, at or (202) 367-1106.