Annual Conference

Call for Concurrent Session Presentations at the 2024 MSBA Annual Conference in Kansas City  

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting concurrent session presentations. If you submitted a proposal you should know if your presentation was accepted by the end of July. If you missed the deadline this year, please keep us in mind for 2025 MSBA Annual Conference which will be held Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th.

Guidelines for having your proposal selected: 

  • Submit by the deadline, Friday, May 17th.  

  • Complete the form entirely. 

  • Submit an engaging and intriguing session description.   

    • Before starting on the RFP form, take time to write and review your presentation description for content, spelling and accuracy. Describe your presentation exactly as you wish it to be printed in the program for other attendees to read. Make your description compelling so that people will want to attend! 

  • Identify learning objectives that can be achieved during your session. Attendees need to walk away with 3-5 key takeaways. 

  • Know your audience – Missouri is made up of districts of all sizes and locations. The conference attendees include School Board Members, Superintendents, Board Secretaries, School Safety Specialists, and Administrative Staff.  

  • Be unique! Find something you can present that most districts would not have experience with. Teach them something new! 

  • Select a “focus” and make sure your presentation fits it. 2024 programming will equally represent this year’s themes. Options are:  

    • New Board Members/Their First Term 

    • Superintendents  

    • Administrative Staff and Personnel 

    • Safety in Schools 

    • Legal and Policy 

    • Advocating for Your District 

    • Student Achievement  

    • Community Engagement  

    • Personal + Professional Development 

  •  Companies submitting proposals: proposals must include a school district as a co-presenter and should showcase the impact a program or practice has put in place at the time of submission. Proposals without these requirements will not be considered. 

 We look forward to reviewing your presentation proposal for the annual conference. MSBA requires acceptance of the Terms and Conditions prior to the submission of presentation proposals. Please read the following paragraphs carefully.  

Questions regarding material reproduction or Terms and Conditions may be directed to Sharon Horbyk at MSBA 

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Event Information
Bree Anderson - Director of Event Production and Communication

Sarah Devoto - Director of Event Management

Sharon Horbyk - Chief Relationship Officer