ISM Opens Call for Presentations for 89th Annual International Supply Management Conference in April 2004

FOR RELEASE: April 8, 2003

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) — Here's your opportunity to share your ideas, successes, and insights with other supply management professionals. The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) invites you to submit a proposal to present a workshop at its 89th Annual International Supply Management Conference to be held in Philadelphia April 25-28, 2004.

ISM, a leader in supply management education, is looking for presentation proposals that offer professionally stimulating educational experiences for conference attendees that are focused on both leading edge and current supply management topics. Each presentation should be viewed as an opportunity to meet and exchange information beneficial to individuals, their employers, and the profession.

Each workshop session is 60 minutes in length, including time for questions from the audience. ISM welcomes presentations that are either lecture-, interactive-, or panel- style. Presentations should represent employment in all industries, and leave conference attendees having learned a better method of doing something.

Proposals may be submitted via the ISM Web site,, only, and will be reviewed during July and August by ISM's Permanent Conference Committee. The committee, comprised of experienced supply management professionals, will rate proposals based on content, benefit to the audience, and speaker experience. Each presenter may submit up to three (3) proposals for consideration, either as an individual or as a co-presenter. Presentation proposals are due on or before July 1, 2003. (They must be submitted via the Web, and no extensions will be granted.) By early September 2003, all prospective speakers and identified co-presenters will be notified of the status of their workshop proposals.

Selected and alternate presenters will have the opportunity to submit a Conference Proceedings paper and those that meet the specifications and are accepted for publication will be awarded one complimentary full-conference registration per proposal. As a not-for-profit educational association, ISM does not provide honoraria for session presentations at its International Supply Management Conference.

Presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and other normal expenses. Questions concerning the 2004 ISM International Supply Management Conference Call for Presentations may be directed to ISM at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3056, or e-mail to The Call form can be accessed at

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