2021 Conference Call for Speakers

The National Procurement Institute has issued this Call for Speakers to provide educational sessions during the 53rd Annual Conference to be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18-20, 2021. The conference theme is - “Mask-erade - A New Day in Public Procurement.” 

NPI invites those interested in presenting a session to submit a presentation proposal for each proposed session. Preferred presentation topics include: 1) leadership in public procurement; 2) the pursuit of excellence in public procurement; or, 3) the subject matter of any of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award criteria.

Leadership and Professional Development Track
Sessions in this track hone the knowledge and skills of established leaders and lay foundations for emerging leaders. Topics might include media and public relations, change management, organizational awareness, and the attraction, development, and retention of the future pioneers of public procurement.

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Track
Delegates attending the sessions in this track are focused on continuous improvement, learning from their peers about the challenges and solutions that became the basis of an organization’s successful application to the AEP criteria generally and AEP Criteria 18, Continued Pursuit of Excellence, in particular.

Session Options: General Session or Breakout Session
Session Times: 30, 60 or 90 minutes (proposed longer sessions may be split into segments)
[30-minute presentations to be combined with others in a single session will be considered]

Conference Location and Information
Dates: October 18 – 20, 2021
Venue: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 100 delegates per day (estimated)

First review of submissions will begin on Friday, May 28, 2021. The submission process will remain open until the conference program is deemed complete in the discretion of NPI. Submittals must be valid for 90 days. 

Submit proposals to Chris Robinson, Program Chair via email to [email protected]

Presentation Proposal and Statement of Qualifications should address the following:
 Presenter Contact Information
 Session Title
 Conference Track: Leadership & Professional Development or Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
 Session Topics and Summary Description
 Session Length: 30, 60, or 90 minutes
 Brief Presenter Biography
 Presentation (or Presenter) References (previous organization(s) to whom you have presented & contact info)
 Presentation handouts to be provided to attendees (if applicable)
 Proposed fee, in-kind compensation, or expense reimbursement request, if any
 Equipment or supply requests [NPI provides a project, screen, and microphone)


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