Call for Proposals

The MSA Education Advisory Group is seeking presentation proposals for the Retail Conference & Expo, MSA FORWARD 2019, taking place March 28 to April 1 in San Diego, California.

To participate in MSA FORWARD 2019 as a presenter or panelist, submit your presentation proposal online by Friday, September 7.

Create, Innovate, Educate!

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

This year’s conference theme is Create, Innovate, Educate! We are looking for presentations that will captivate audiences, provide innovative thinking for growth, and demonstrate inventive solutions to enhance our members’ business practices.

When developing session topics, we encourage you to think creatively about how you can engage attendees and provide supportive information for growing their business. MSA is looking for presentation proposals that:

  • Demonstrate innovation and cutting-edge store operation techniques
  • Appeal to buyers, vendors, or both groups at the same time
  • 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
MSA Key Standards

The MSA Knowledge Standards provide topics that relate to the needs of store operators. These topics serve as the session categories for the MSA FORWARD program:

  • Business Relations
  • Communications
  • Customer Relations
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Operations
  • Strategic Management

Please contact Lyles Morgan, Education and Membership Coordinator, (202) 367-1106 or if you have any questions.