Welcome Presenters

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the educational program at MSES 2019 in Raleigh!

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CLOSED: The deadline for all presentation proposal submissions is Friday, September 28, 2018.

Next Steps

All presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Programs Subcommittee.

If you submitted a presentation proposal, you can expect to receive a status update by the end of October 2018.

Don’t forget to register for the Municipal Special Events Summit!

Audiovisual Information

The following will be provided to accepted program presenters:

  • Presentation space
  • Projector & screen
  • Sound
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Laptop
  • Adapter
  • Presentation clicker

What information will your peers be presenting at MSES 2019?

Below are a few topics of suggestion collected from a survey earlier this year.

  • Fees and budgeting
  • Community engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Event evaluations and metrics for success
  • ADA accessibility
  • Alcohol
  • Balance and livability
  • Drones
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Filming
  • Inter-agency coordination
  • Medical planning and management
  • Notifications
  • Organizational structure
  • Policy development
  • Road closures
  • Success stories from participants at the 2018 summit in Austin, TX
  • Technology for event management
  • Vehicle barricades

Presentation Formats

All sessions are 60 minutes.  We recommend content taking up approximately 45 minutes and allowing 15 minutes for Q&A.

Traditional Session

Typically includes 1 lead presenter (possibly with a co-presenter) demonstrating, lecturing, or speaking on an idea or topic.  This type of session often includes multiple types of audiovisual techniques and learning aides.

Panel Session

Typically includes a group of 3 or 4 people who present aspects of a topic, with each panelist speaking from their experiences or interests. If you are submitting a proposal for a panel presentation, the maximum number of panelists is 4, plus a moderator.

Roundtable Discussions

Presenters should guide the discussion topics with an end goal of identifying and sharing best practices. Roundtable presentations vary, but typically include a brief introductory presentation, followed by discussion and feedback. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others to learn from and with those attending. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a topic.


Contact Programs Subcommittee Chair Kelly Lindsey.

Thank you for your interest in sharing your big ideas.  We look forward to seeing your presentations!