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2022 MSA FORWARD

This year's MSA FORWARD Conference & Expo, which took place in historic and beautiful Boston, MA, was packed with valuable education sessions led by experts in the nonprofit retail industry, a bustling Expo Hall featuring our fabulous MSA vendors, educational excursions in Boston and Salem, and fun networking receptions. Over 500 attendees and exhibitors participated, coming in from 47 states, 10 countries, and 3 continents around the world. Thank you to everyone who joined us to connect, learn, and do business together!

View the links below to learn more about the educational sessions, awards, and exhibitors:

Full schedule of sessions, excursions, and events 

Educational session recordings

Exhibitors

Sponsors

MSA Award recipients


2021 MSA FORWARD VIRTUAL

MSA was proud to present MSA FORWARD 2021 in a state-of-the-art virtual format, allowing non-profit retail professionals from all around the globe to connect, learn, and do business safely. Nearly 400 attendees enjoyed educational sessions led by local and international industry leaders, participated in deep-dive workshops and roundtable discussions, networked with colleagues, and shopped the interactive Expo Hall featuring over 135 MSA vendors.

View the links below to learn more about the educational sessions, awards, and exhibitors:

MSA Buyer's Choice, Recognition, and Board Awards

135 exhibitors in the interactive Expo Hall (Excel)

Educational Session Recordings


2020 MSA FORWARD: GAVEL TO GALA

After our Cleveland conference was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID (read a message from past Board President Susan Tudor here), we decided to celebrate virtually over Zoom. We welcomed our new Board of Directors, awarded accolades, and acknowledged the hard work, successes, and dedication of our volunteers, members, and colleagues. We also made time for some time for (genuinely) distanced socializing -- and were thrilled to see members in creative festive attire, holding celebratory beverages, and surrounded by fun balloons and other decor!

Click here for a list of honorees who received MSA Board Awards, Recognition Awards, and Buyer's Choice Awards. A hearty round of applause for all!


2019 MSA FORWARD

MSA Forward 2019 Banner

2019's MSA FORWARD was held in beautiful San Diego, California at the San Diego Town and Country. Attendees enjoyed the chance to do some sight-seeing by participating in our learning excursions all around the city to fun destinations like the San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, and more. Through breakout sessions and keynote presentations, they saw first-hand how to utilize the MSA Knowledge Standards to maximize the efficiency of their non-profit retail store. We are proud to announce that the 2019 expo floor was sold out with 208 vendors.

View the links below to learn more about the educational sessions, learning excursions, and expert speakers that participated in the 2019 MSA FORWARD!

Exclusive Educational Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

San Diego Learning Excursions

Networking Opportunities

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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