Connecting Procurement Communities

NIGP Forum 2023
Call for Presentations

Louisville, KY
August 19 - 23

NIGP, the largest association dedicated solely to public procurement professionals, invites you to submit your presentation for our in-person and virtual conference this August. Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive event attended by professionals from across the field. 

Please use the resources provided to help you prepare the best proposal possible. It is recommended that you review the NIGP Forum 2023 Conference & Exposition Proposal Content Requirements PDF before beginning the process.  

Please note learning sessions (Fundamental through Advanced) are being developed for the Construction, Cooperatives, and Technology themes by NIGP with subject matter experts. If you are interested in helping to build and present a session in one of these themes, please contact Todd Slater at

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

Cornerstones of Procurement

Overarching discussions that are focused on the core components of public procurement.

Topic Ideas:

  • Contract Compliance 
  • Negotiations 
  • Contract Management 
  • Managing Contract Performance 
  • Common Purchasing Mistakes 
  • New legislation and Impacts 
  • Ethics 
  • Politicians Impacting the Procurement Process
  • Compliance
  • Courtroom Stories
  • Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business 
  • Disparity Studies
  • Federal Programs
  • Sustainability
  • Local Preference
  • Finance and Procurement
  • Innovations/Trends in the Procurement Professional
  • Essential Procurement Professional Soft Skills
  • RFPs


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: 

  • Building Influencing Skills
  • Change Management & Change Leadership 
  • Conflict Management
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Workforce Development / Developing the Team / Succession Planning 
  • Leading in a political environment
  • Leading up, down, and sideways
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Proposal Types Requested

  • Learning session:  75-minute presentation-based sessions provide attendees with relevant and actionable material and takeaways in a particular content area or theme. 
  • Workshop:  90-minute active learning sessions incorporate highly experiential activities, such as games, problem solving activities, small group discussions and presentations back to peers, and so forth. 


Deadline to submit proposals:
February 17, 2023

Final Notifications
March 20, 2023

Questions? Please contact:

Todd Slater