Call for Presentations Opens for ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference in May 2006

FOR RELEASE: April 1, 2005

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143

TEMPE, Ariz.— April 1, 2005, marks the opening Call for Presentations for the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 7-10, 2006, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This is an opportunity to share leading-edge ideas and exchange information with supply management professionals who hold key boundary-spanning roles in their organizations across manufacturing, service, institutional, and public sectors. ISM's Annual International Conference consistently attracts a distinctive lineup of workshop presenters who are outstanding industry experts and thought leaders from major multinational corporations and renowned academic and research institutions. ISM Conference attendees are experienced, career-oriented professionals who seek engaging case studies, best practices, and effective methods for performing their jobs.

ISM accepts up to three proposals from a single presenter. Presentations may be lecture-, interactive- or panel-style and should offer a creative and innovative approach to a topic that fits one of the five tracks detailed on the Presentation Proposal form. An expanded list of topics, review tips for completing the Presentation Proposal form and a downloadable Call for Presentations brochure are available from the 2006 Conference link on ISM's Web site at Deadline for proposals is midnight, July 1, 2005 (MST). ISM's Permanent Conference Committee will review all proposals, and all prospective speakers and identified co-presenters who submitted a proposal will be notified of the status of their workshop proposals by early September 2005.

Selected presenters will be awarded one complimentary full-Conference registration per proposal (per ISM requirements). ISM does not provide honoraria for workshop presentations at its Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. Questions concerning the completion and submission of the Web-based Presentation Proposal form may be directed to ISM at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3056, or by e-mail at

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