Call for 2021 Presentations

  • Over the past few months, our world has been turned upside down as we all adjust to a new COVID-19 reality. While we don’t quite know what form the 2021 CSMFO Annual Conference will be required to take, CSMFO is still intending to provide educational content to our members. Planning is currently underway for the 2021 CSMFO conference, which is scheduled for February 16-19, 2021, in San Jose. The conference theme, Together Toward Tomorrow, is especially appropriate, given all of the challenges we’re facing professionally and personally. We look forward to the opportunity to connect with you and your colleagues in a critical time to share information and learn about potential resources.

    At this time, we are seeking proposals for concurrent sessions, as well as potentially for upcoming educational programs. If you have an idea for a session, please let us know by completing the attached submission form. To ensure that we can accommodate either an in-person or a virtual conference, we ask that you indicate if your proposal is better suited for an in-person or a virtual session, or if either format will work.

    Topics should be educational, non-commercial, and provide value to a wide-ranging group of attendees. Sales pitches or marketing for products and/or services submitted as proposals will NOT be considered. Ideally, sessions should include at least one practitioner from a public agency. IF A PRACTITIONER IS NOT INCLUDED, THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE CHANCES OF YOUR PROPOSAL BEING SELECTED. Because concurrent sessions are typically 1 hour 15 minutes in length, the number of speakers should be limited to no more than three. Please make sure everyone proposed for your session is available during the dates of the conference (February 16-19, 2021).

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020

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  • Please review your submittal and make sure you can answer “yes” to all of the items below before clicking “submit”:

    1. 1. Topic is educational, non-commercial, and NOT a sales pitch or marketing for products and/or services.
    2. 2. Recommended speakers include at least one practitioner from a public agency.
    3. 3. There are no more than three (3) recommended speakers.
    4. 4. All recommended speakers are available during the dates of the conference (February 16-19, 2021).