SOCMA is looking for presentation proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference scheduled for December 2-4, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans, LA.

Complete the 2020 Call for Presentations Form to be considered as a speaker for the 2020 program.

Proposals are due by March 27.

Should you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Amber Thichangthong at meetings@socma.org.


2019 Session Details & Program


Session Formats

Workshops – New this year!
SOCMA Week 2020 will include space for workshops. Submitted proposals for workshops should include 90 minutes of hands-on learning and teaching on the proposed topic for attendees to learn and obtain immediate takeaways for implementation.

SOCMA will provide a complimentary registration for the primary workshop presenter. Co-presenters must register at the additional attendee rate.

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions are designed to present the latest trends, insights and best practices. Topics should be timely and informational. Sales-oriented presentations will not be considered. Presentations are typically 50-minutes, including 10 minutes of Q&A or discussion. Breakout sessions run concurrently with other sessions.

SOCMA will provide a $100 discount on full conference registration for the primary presenter. Co-presenters must register at the additional attendee rate.

General Sessions
General sessions are designed to present the latest trends, insights and best practices. Topics should be timely and informational. Sales-oriented presentations will not be considered. Presentations are typically 50-minutes, including 10 minutes of Q&A or discussion. General sessions are presented to all attendees.

SOCMA will provide a $100 discount on full conference registration for the primary presenter . Co-presenters must register at the additional attendee rate.


Key Dates
Submission Deadline:
Friday, March 27

Speaker Notifications Sent:
Monday, April 20

Presentation Confirmation Response Deadline:
Monday, April 27

Accepted proposals are reviewed by a committee of SOCMA members. Preference for accepted presentations is given to SOCMA members, exhibitors and sponsors.

Presenters are responsible for registration and travel to the conference. Primary presenters receive $100 off registration.


Schedule at a Glance (Subject to Change)

Wednesday, December 2

10:00am – 12:00pm Executive Committee Meeting
12:00pm Registration Opens
12:00pm – 1:00pm Board Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm Board Meeting
2:00pm – 4:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
5:00pm – 6:30pm Opening Reception


Thursday, December 3

7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Annual Business Meeting
9:00am – 10:00am Breakout Sessions
10:00am – 11:00am Breakout Sessions
11:00am – 1:00pm Networking Break/Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm General Session
2:00pm – 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
3:00pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 4:30pm General Session
6:00pm – 7:00pm Pre-Dinner Reception
7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner


Friday, December 4

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am General Session Roundtable

Contact Us

For additional information or about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amber Thichangthong at meetings@socma.org.