Call for Presentations



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Cornerstones of Procurement | Cooperatives | Construction | Relationship Management: Supplier & Internal Stakeholder | Logistics & Supply Chain | Strategic Function of Procurement | Leadership | Technology | Sustainability

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Please submit all presentation ideas by Friday, January 10, 2020.


Contact Laura Shelters, Director, Content Research & Development at 


All accepted presentations will be notified in March 2020.

Application Instructions

  • NIGP only accepts applications through this webpage. To apply, please click the Submit your Presentation button.
  • Applications should be completely filled out with all requested information. Applications that are not complete will not be considered.



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Tracks for 2020


    Targeted dialogue on the nature, role, and functionality of cooperatives within the procurement function, underscoring the legal nuances, availability, and applicability of cooperatives in support of smarter procurement operations.

    Potential Topics:
    • Value
    • Compliance
    • Transparency
    • How to work with cooperatives
    • Reporting
    • Fees
    • Responsibilities of a State Lead
    • Ways for Political Subdivisions (non-state leads) to be more involved

    Sessions focused around the practitioner providing ongoing advice and oversight to suppliers and internal stakeholders (finance, IT, etc). How to manage these relationships and your role as a procurement practitioner in these relationships.

    Potential Topics:
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Blockchain
    • EDI
    • Systems
    • Project Management
    • Communication challenges

    Sessions focused on how to move from tactical to strategic leadership role within the entity. Content to help empower practitioners to plan and execute more strategically within the procurement function and within the entity as a whole.

    Potential Topics:
    • Strategic Vision
    • Procurement Plan
    • Compliance
    • Ethics
    • Performance Metrics



    Sessions that focus on the increasingly-critical digital trends of the modern era in support of both the procurement function and the larger governmental entity to support efficient and effective procurements.

    Potential Topics:
    • Implementing
    • Negotiations
    • Trends
    • Subscription services
    • Terms and Conditions
The Committee will review all submissions and take the following into account in the process. These criteria are in no order of value, and are offered only as a checklist for development.

Cutting edge relevance | Delivery methodology | Innovative approach | Practical application and useful information

Presentation Requirements:

  • No sales pitch for products or services will be considered.
  • Total session length is one hour (1 hour).
  • A presentation proposal requires you to be responsible for content and delivery, start to finish.
  • Presentation rooms include standard audio-visual equipment. Special requests require advance notice.

Presenter Responsibilities:

  • Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptops and presentations to Forum.
  • Presenters are required to provide NIGP with a copy of their presentation for posting on the NIGP website and Forum Phone Application.
  • Presenters must follow NIGP’s Content Creation guidelines when creating their sessions and accompanying presentations.
  • NIGP may contact speakers with similar topic submissions and ask them to participate in a collaborative panel session.


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No. Presenters registering during the early bird registration period will receive the best available rates. If a presenter elects to register during the Early Bird period, total registration fees can be reduced by as much as $100.00. Travel, per diem and conference registration fees are the responsibility of the presenter.
Yes. The Call for Presentations is a competitive process. Presenters can submit up to five topics; however, a separate form must be completed for each submission.
Responses must be submitted electronically. Completion of the Call for Presentations application is required.
All respondents will be notified by March, 2020.
No.  NIGP prohibits presenters, suppliers or practitioners, from promoting any product or service within an educational workshop. 
All presenters are required to submit their final presentation to NIGP prior to the conference for publication on the NIGP website. All materials, along with any handouts, are requested by attendees who want to reference presentations prior, during and after the conference. Additionally, all speakers must bring their own laptop for their presentation.
If your proposal is accepted you are making a commitment to deliver the presentation on the day and time assigned to you.  Presenters wishing to participate in the entire Forum must register as an attendee and pay a registration fee.  Presenters who opt to not participate, other than to present their session, will not have access to other Forum related events, including other educational sessions.  Registration is exclusive of travel, lodging, personal expenses and special events.
Registration forms will be available online and in print and fax format.