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2020 Call for Presenters
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Call for Presenters

Please note: Call for Presenters Submission Period is Closed as of Friday 11th October 2019. 

Association for Strategic Planning 2020 Annual Conference




This year’s conference theme is:

“Strategy & Technology: Harnessing Disruption, Transformation and Innovation”



Technology is disrupting markets, processes, and entire business categories. At the same time, it is driving the creation of innovative practices and opening worlds of opportunity - new ways to deliver programs and services, new jobs, and new, never-imagined business ventures. Technology is also transforming expectations about how organizations should operate, communicate, and compete. Every segment of the economy - corporate, retail, communications, government, nonprofit, education - is challenged to think, plan and act differently in order to navigate the rapid-fire internal and external changes driven by technology.

For those charged with creating and executing strategy in their organizations, technology can be viewed as both a blessing and a curse, a disrupter and an enabler. ASP 2020 will offer programming – from Deep Dive Sessions to 30-minute Micro Sessions - designed to educate and inspire.




Presentation Types & ASP Framework Guidance

Our primary goal for the conference is to deliver practical information and real-world insights with the aim of presenting ideas, approaches and tools to help strategy leaders and managers address the challenges new and emerging technologies present to strategy formulation, and the opportunities technology offers for gathering information and managing execution and oversight. 

The integration of ASP's "Lead, Think, Plan, and Act" framework is the conceptual underpinning for the conference. We will embrace diverse perspectives and voices in the development of program content. This year the conference will offer a number of different types of presentations: 


Masterclasses: Intensive three-hour or six-hour pre-conference skill-building workshops intended to provide hands-on experience and actionable tools and information participants can put to use immediately in their organizations. We are seeking presentations to meet the needs of strategists at every career stage, from those new to the field of strategy development and execution, to seasoned strategists looking for innovative ideas and approaches to incorporate into their practices. Masterclasses will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Deep Dive Sessions: 90-minute presentations of ideas/tools/approaches with a heavy emphasis on hands-on experiences for participants. These sessions were added in response to feedback from past conference attendees who asked for more practice-based learning opportunities. Deep Dive Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2020


Breakout Sessions: 60-minute presentations of topics following the more standard conference model. Presentations are anticipated to be presenter focused with limited hands-on experience for participants. Breakout Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2020


Micro Sessions: These sessions are 30 minutes long, fast-paced and deeply focused, and are quick-hit sessions that would be ideal for presenting research/data summaries, brief case studies, highlighting overviews from a strategy formulation/execution experience etc. No presentation/slides are required. Micro Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2020. 


Strategy in the Real World: This session creates a space for conference attendees to share their work (processes, outcomes, strategy successes, lessons learned) in an informal and interactive environment. Adapted from academic conferences, this "poster-session" style presentation will give participants the opportunity to talk about the nuts and bolts of their work with a variety of peer. Strategy in the Real World sessions will be held on either Thursday, May 14 or Friday, May 15, 2020



Lead, Think, Plan and Act

The integration of ASP's "Lead, Think, Plan and Act" framework is the conceptual underpinning for the conference. We will embrace diverse perspectives and voices in the development of program content. Check out below to read up on this framework. 


Benefits of Presenting

For Service Providers and Consultants: You will have the opportunity to share your thought leadership and novel points of view in a consultative (non-direct sales) way to leaders and managers of strategy. You will be able to create brand awareness and network with key leaders at a high profile, global event focused on strategy.  

For Corporate, Non-Profit, Academia/Students, or Government Employees: You will benefit from networking with peers from a variety of industries who can share their experiences and lessons learned while having your conference registration fee waived.   



Please know that, consistent with ASP’s mission as a voluntary professional association, all ASP’s conference presenters are volunteers. In effect, by volunteering to be a presenter, you extend our noble tradition of peer-to-peer service. Just as importantly, you help build the camaraderie that makes ASP special—camaraderie we believe you will likewise enjoy. Because our conference presenters are volunteers, we cannot provide stipends or fund presenter travel. 

ASP membership is not a prerequisite for being a conference presenter.




Call for Presenters Submission Period is Closed as of Friday 11th October 2019.  




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