Driving Procurement Forward

NIGP Forum
Call for Presentations

Explore the Opportunity: Present at Forum 2024!


Take an active part in the most diverse and comprehensive event attended by public procurement professionals in North America. We invite you to submit your presentation for NIGP Forum 2024 offered in-person and virtually from August 25-28, 2024.

Showcase Your Expertise:

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned public speaker, we encourage submissions from professionals at all levels in public procurement. Presenting at NIGP Forum 2024 offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and expand your professional network by engaging in lifelong learning alongside your industry peers. If this will be your first time presenting at NIGP Forum, we’ve got you covered. Dedicated NIGP staff will be there to support you every step of the way to ensure a successful session and an enriching experience for you and all attendees.

Theme - "Driving Procurement Forward":

This year's theme for NIGP Forum is “Driving Procurement Forward”. We are thrilled to announce, for the first time ever, all content will be live-streamed and recorded for On-Demand viewing. We welcome submissions that spark critical and creative thinking, that advances public procurement, and engages audiences both in person and virtually. Take a moment to review the suggested topics (based on feedback from NIGP members) and FAQs provided below.

We welcome your submission. 

APPLICATION PERIOD

CLOSED

KEY DATES

Deadline to submit proposals:
February 9, 2024

Final Notifications
March 22, 2024

We welcome proposals, Fundamental to Advanced, that align to the following themes:

Cornerstones of Procurement 

75-minute learning sessions that focus on the core components of public procurement. 

Leadership

75-minute learning sessions that focus on the skills needed to tackle everyday leadership challenges, striving to ensure that leaders (or emerging leaders) have the necessary agility, innovation, and drive to proactively transform their procurement cultures in strategic, practical ways.  

Workshops

3 hour active learning sessions that incorporate highly experiential activities, such as games, problem solving activities, and small group discussions and presentations back to peers. 

Topic Ideas: 

New to Procurement 

Career guidance 

Procurement Cards (PCards) 

Wellness 

Economics, Budget, and Financials 

Contract Management and Administration  

Supplier Management and Diversity  

Legal, Bonds, Risk, Grants  

Business analytics: Spend and Risk Analysis 

Project Management 

Negotiations

Federal Funds

Policy and Strategy

Topic Ideas: 

Relationship Management 

Change Management & Change Leadership 

New to Procurement Management 

Staff & Talent Management / Developing the Team / Succession Planning  

Essential skills: 

  • Conflict Management 

  • Critical Thinking  

  • Emotional Intelligence 

  • Communication 

  • Building Influencing Skills 

Topic Ideas: 

Cooperative Procurement / Supplier Management and Diversity

Leadership: Staff management 

Economics, budget, and Financials  

New to procurement  

Economics, Budget, and Financials 

Contract Management and Administration  

Federal Funds

Legal, Bonds, Risk

Cornerstones of Procurement 

75-minute learning sessions that focus on the core components of public procurement. 

Topic Ideas: 

New to Procurement 

Career guidance 

Procurement Cards (PCards) 

Wellness 

Economics, Budget, and Financials 

Contract Management and Administration  

Supplier Management and Diversity  

Legal, Bonds, Risk, Grants  

Business analytics: Spend and Risk Analysis 

Project Management 

Negotiations

Federal Funds

Policy and Strategy

Leadership

75-minute learning sessions that focus on the skills needed to tackle everyday leadership challenges, striving to ensure that leaders (or emerging leaders) have the necessary agility, innovation, and drive to proactively transform their procurement cultures in strategic, practical ways.  

Topic Ideas: 

Relationship Management 

Change Management & Change Leadership 

New to Procurement Management 

Staff & Talent Management / Developing the Team / Succession Planning  

Essential skills: 

  • Conflict Management 

  • Critical Thinking  

  • Emotional Intelligence 

  • Communication 

  • Building Influencing Skills 

Workshops

3 hour active learning sessions that incorporate highly experiential activities, such as games, problem solving activities, and small group discussions and presentations back to peers. 

Topic Ideas: 

Cooperative Procurement / Supplier Management and Diversity

Leadership: Staff management 

Economics, budget, and Financials  

New to procurement  

Economics, Budget, and Financials 

Contract Management and Administration  

Federal Funds

Legal, Bonds, Risk

All content will be available to the virtual audience. Please note, all speakers will be required to attend a short presenter training focused on presentation and facilitation best practices and effective presentation for in-person and virtual audiences. NIGP will be overseeing the sessions in a support role to ensure they are successful addressing both the in-person and virtual audience.


FAQs

 

QUESTIONS

Contact Chanda Taylor Carpenter
Director, Content Research & Development
at ccarpenter@nigp.org