CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
January 19, 2020
CSCMP Notebook

EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens soon

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CSCMP's EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens on December 15.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is looking for high-value, forward-thinking content for its annual Supply Chain Conference, EDGE 2020, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, September 20 -23. CSCMP's EDGE conference is an end-to-end supply chain educational event, bringing together nearly 3,000 supply chain professionals every year to learn and network as a community.

The Call for Sessions allows CSCMP members to submit session ideas. By submitting ideas, members can help supply chain professionals explore the topics and skills that matter in today\'s supply chain and bring in speakers who can draw from valuable real-world experience.

To help your session submission, CSCMP offers three pieces of advice:

  1. Read all criteria and guidelines—Every year submitters overlook crucial requirements, which results in their submissions being disqualified. It can be as simple as not double-checking that your membership is current, or maybe outsourcing your submissions to a third-party marketing agency. Make sure to double-check the criteria and make sure your submission complies with the requirements.
  2. List your speakers by name—One of the biggest time commitments for track chairs is finding speakers. A submission without specific individuals listed is just a vague topic idea. A submission with several speakers named (preferably with their contact information so CSCMP can confirm their participation) is a session that\'s 75% built. This also true for a submission that lists a specific speaker from a manufacturer or retailer, as all sessions are required to have at least one such speaker.
  3. Be actionable—List the ways attendees will be able to apply your session to their work.

The EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions ends on February 15th. To learn more about how to submit your content ideas, go to https://cscmpedge.org/eSites/483725/Guidelines%20and%20Criteria.

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