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2020 TMTS: Call for Proposals

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2020 Treasury Management Training Symposium

Call for Proposals

For this professional learning event, NAST is inviting members and supporters to submit proposals through this online process for consideration. With 70 hours of programming to fill, we invite Treasurer’s offices, members of NAST Networks, Committees, our Corporate Members, and other supporters to submit topics and speakers. To ensure a wide-ranging selection of sessions, we request proposals include lecture or panel presentations and peer-to-peer discussions that will reach varying skill levels and interests of the attendees.

The PDF is for planning purposes only. Only online submissions will be accepted.

Key dates and learning themes

Key dates

Deadline for submissions:
January 10, 2020

Evaluated by Various Committees & Networks:
January 13- February 7, 2020

Acceptance (along with regrets) Notifications Sent:
March 2

Registration opens:
March 2 with early bird pricing

Final materials due for the conference program and app:
May 4, 2020

(This includes PowerPoint, links to supporting materials, bios, pictures, and registration for all presenters.)

Learning themes

We are seeking proposals for the following learning themes:

ABLE Savings Plans – Learn More

College Savings Plans – Learn More

Financial Education & Empowerment

Innovations & Trends in the Treasury

Investments & Cash Management

State Debt Issuance

Unclaimed Property – Learn More

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About the conference

June 9–12, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

The Treasury Management Training Symposium (TMTS) is the largest event hosted by NAST. For 45 years NAST has provided advocacy, support and educational opportunities for State Treasurers, their staff, and other agencies who are members of our Affiliate Networks. As an association of public finance officers, we strive to advance the development and administration of sound fiscal policies, prudent management of state resources, and the ongoing support of financial wellness programs.

The audience

The TMTS audience consists of various levels of public and private finance sector employees. We anticipate approximately 600 registrants in 2020. Typically, Treasurers and their employees, along with professional staff from other state fiscal agencies, attend. Also, directors and managers who oversee investing and debt, college savings and ABLE plans, unclaimed property, and financial education. Treasury staff also includes Chiefs of Staff, communications, government relations, and technology directors. Other attendees are private sector, non-governmental, and other nonprofit employees. Members of the press may attend this event.

Content should be geared to a level that is appropriate for the target audience. Speakers should provide attendees with cutting edge information on research, effective practices, case studies, and policy initiatives that support sound financial policies and programs. Sessions should reflect workplace innovations through a higher level of engagement between colleagues and co-workers and promote idea-sharing in an interactive format.

Benefits of presenting

If selected speakers will have the opportunity to gain recognition as an expert among your peers, colleagues, and other thought leaders. Attendees will take your information back to their agencies for high-level discussions and/or immediate implementation. As a presenter, you will enhance your credibility and stature among an influential audience, refresh your personal knowledge as you prepare materials and visuals for presentation, and challenge yourself and your colleagues with thought provoking discussions and interactions during the session.

Requirements and specifications

Submit your proposal

Members of the NAST Program & Learning Committee, CSPN, NAUPA, SDMN and other relevant Committees will evaluate the proposals. Any program member who submits a proposal (or is on a panel) will recuse him/herself from evaluating his/her own proposal.

Corporate Affiliate Members are invited to submit proposals that highlight relationships with NAST public finance members. Likewise, Treasurers and agency staff are encouraged to submit proposals showcasing where they excel. Sessions with diverse panelists (from public and private sectors) will be given preferential rating.

Sessions will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal, relevance to Learning Theme, application to the profession, and qualifications of speakers. Panels of practitioners are preferred over single presenters for a wider range of participation.