Lead a Session at MSA FORWARD 2020

Establish yourself as a thought leader in the non-profit retail industry! The MSA Education Advisory Group is seeking session proposals for the 2020 MSA FORWARD Retail Conference & Expo, April 23 – 27, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Share your best practices and expertise in running a cultural institution’s non profit retail store! We are looking for sessions that will captivate audiences, provide innovative thinking for growth, and demonstrate inventive retail solutions to enhance our members’ stores and overall business.

The Call for Proposals closed on Friday, September 6; however, submissions received after that deadline may be considered at the discretion of the EAG.

Share Your Session Ideas with MSA

If you aren’t prepared to present a session at MSA FORWARD, but have an idea for content or speakers, we want to know! Use this form to tell us what you want to see and who you want to hear at MSA FORWARD.

What is MSA Looking For?

MSA FORWARD brings together vendors and buyers from across the country to share best practices and identify trends that are affecting the non-profit retail industry.

When developing session topics, we encourage you to think creatively to engage attendees and provide supportive information for growing their businesses.

MSA is looking for presentation proposals that:

  • Demonstrate innovation and cutting-edge store operation techniques
  • Stimulate discussion and audience engagement
  • Provide examples of best practices
  • Target emerging, mid-career, and seasoned professionals
  • Include video, audio, or other media to engage different learning types

The MSA Knowledge Standards can provide guidance for developing your proposal and serve as the session categories for the MSA FORWARD program. In addition to the Knowledge Standards, MSA members are also looking for education around Technology in the Retail Market, Visual Merchandising, and Social Media.

The Call for Proposals closed on Friday, September 6; however, submissions received after that deadline may be considered at the discretion of the EAG.