Call For Speakers

Requirement and guidance for submitting sessions

2022 Call for Proposals Is Now Open!

Cascadia Educational Conference

The Washington and Oregon chapters of Meeting Professionals International come together once a year to host a high quality educational conference for the meetings industry. The conference will take place virtually March 7-9, 2022. Conference attendees are a mixture of meeting planner professionals and meetings industry professionals (venues, caterers, AV companies, etc.) of various experience levels. This year’s theme is RISE UP. 

Proposals for sessions can address any topic relevant to the meetings & event industry that falls within one of the ten CMP-IS Domains of Knowledge. Additional consideration will be given to proposals that incorporate the theme and focus of the conference.  We are looking for a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced session topics.


Format Options

  • 60 minutes in length.
  • All sessions will be presented virtually. 
  • Prefer 60% of submissions to be advanced.
  • Multiple sessions considered.
  • No sales pitches, please.
  • All formats welcomed: Presentation, panel discussions, moderated debates, interactive group activities, etc.
  • Interactive workshops are highly encouraged.
  • Provide a digital download for attendees.


Speaker Terms

  • Selected presenters will receive a complimentary registration to the conference on presentation day. If you would like to attend the full conference, please inquire about the full conference presenter rate.
  • Presenters will not receive an honorarium or be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in developing content or materials for sessions.
  • Speakers will be required to provide their own virtual presentation equipment. 

2022 Cascadia Session Topics

Presentations should fall within one of the CMP-IS Domains of Knowledge. For your convenience, the CMP-IS Domains of Knowledge are as follows:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Meeting or Event Design
  • Site Management
  • Marketing
  • Professionalism

Submission Instructions & Timeline

Submit Session

Submit submission via the form link below. Session proposals are due by midnight, January 21, 2022.

Proposal Review

All proposed sessions will be reviewed and selected by January 28, 2022. If your session is selected, you will be notified by email.

Session Selection

If you are selected, you will be asked to provide a brief bio, professional .JPG headshot, and a brief session description to post on the conference website and in the conference program. Items will be due by February 4, 2022.

Ready To Submit Your Session?

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability.