ISA22 Call for Speakers
Share your expertise and help ISA create a Channel Built for the Future by speaking at ISA22 taking place in Houston, TX on April 11 – 13, 2022.
Emerging technology. Industry megatrends. Topics that drive change and matter to you. You’ve never experienced an industry event like this. We’re building on the ISA convention you know and love while taking things next level through iconic education, energized engagement opportunities, and a reimagined, modern platform for connections. Part think tank. Part purposeful networking. ALL built for the future.
Is ISA22 a fit for you?
Founded in 1902, the Industrial Supply Association is the channel association for the Industrial MROP industry – Leading The Channel Forward®. ISA provides the strategies, tools, and education for companies to stay relevant throughout industry change. The members of ISA are Industrial Manufacturer, Distributor, and Independent Manufacturer Representative companies.
ISA22 will attract 3,000+ industry professionals representing over 500 companies (both in-person and virtually). These companies are not only diverse in type (Manufacturer, Distributor, and IMR) but also in revenue size (under $5M to $1B+), product category (all MROP categories represented), and geographic representation (local to global).
If you believe your presentation will help companies in the Industrial Supply Channel stay relevant in today’s changing landscape – then ISA22 is where you want to present!
Below you will find a brief form that will ask you to submit an “abstract” of your presentation. An abstract is a high-level overview of what your topic is and what you believe the audience will learn. You can also upload materials like PDFs and powerpoints to support your abstract. Once you have submitted the abstract, it will be reviewed for quality and relevance. You will then be notified whether or not your abstract was accepted for the program at the upcoming ISA22 event happening April 11 – 13, 2022 in Houston, TX.
More on ISA22 at: https://isa22.isapartners.org/
We are asking you to submit a presentation abstract for one of the 2 following educational tracks:
Industry Megatrends TrackShare how industry megatrends are affecting the channel and what companies must do to stay ahead of the curve and relevant to End Users. Industry Megatrend topics can include:
- Supply chain issues
- Labor shortages
- Diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I)
- Evolving End User
- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
- Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
- Future of distribution
- Digital transformation
- Market uncertainty
- Future of the workplace
- Employee health & safety
- Generational knowledge gap
Emerging Technology Track
Technology advancements are quickly changing the way we operate, communicate, and do business. Share how the advanced technologies below apply to your business and what the channel must do to adapt. Emerging Technology topics can include:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Virtual Reality (VR)
- Cyber Security
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Edge Computing
So what should you present?
Anyone with innovative ideas, trending research, powerful conversations/discussions, or company case studies related to the 2 tracks listed above is invited to submit a presentation abstract for consideration.
Sessions at ISA22 will be 30-45 minutes in length. There is also the expectation that, as a speaker, you will be able to present your engaging topic and facilitate an interactive breakout discussion with the attendees in the room both in person and virtually.
What should you not present?
Presentation content may not promote products and/or services that have commercial interest or a financial relationship with the presenter. ISA reserves the right to exclude any topic that does not align with the vision and mission of ISA.
By submitting an abstract, you agree to have your submission blindly peer-reviewed by ISA.
Please note: You may submit as many abstracts as you wish, but each abstract will need to be submitted separately.
Deadlines and notifications:
The submission site closes January 31, 2022
Notifications of acceptance will be sent in early February 2022