May 21-24, 2019
Providence, Rhode Island
About the Conference
The Treasury Management Training Symposium (TMTS) is the largest event hosted annually by NAST. For over 40 years, NAST has provided advocacy, support and educational opportunities for State Treasurers, their staff, and other agency staff 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.
New this year, NAST is requesting members and supporters to submit their session proposals through a more formal and transparent process for consideration, including NAST Networks, Committees, Corporate Affiliates, and other supporters. 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.
For the agenda of the TMTS, please click here.
Please read below for more information about the attendees, benefits of presenting, the new Learning Themes, requirements and specifications, key dates, and evaluation criteria. Before you log into the online submission page, please have the following information written and edited for ease of copy and paste. NAST reserves the right to edit content for brevity, clarity and grammar. If selected, the text submitted will appear in the printed and online program.
Step 1: CLICK HERE for a PDF with the fields you will need to fill out in the online form.
This document is for planning purposes. Only online submission will be accepted.
Step 2: CLICK HERE to fill out the Call for Presentation online form.
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The TMTS audience consists of various levels of public and private finance sector employees. Typically, Treasurers and their employees, along with professional staff from other state fiscal agencies, attend. Also, directors and managers who oversee investing and debt, as well as college savings and ABLE plans, unclaimed property, and financial literacy. Other attendees are private sector, non-governmental, and other nonprofit employees. Members of the press also attend this event.
We anticipate approximately 500 registrants in 2019, including both onsite and online attendees. Session content and instructions 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 discussion and interactions during the session.
Sessions will be divided among these Learning Themes in the Conference program. The topics listed below for each Theme are suggestions only (i.e. a non-exhaustive list), we invite you, as the subject matter experts, to build upon these ideas. Beside the ten or more one-hour sessions, NAST will select 4-5 two-hours workshops. See below for additional instructions.
Requirements & Specifications
* Presenters are encouraged to submit more than one proposal for either the one-hour sessions or two-hour workshops. Sessions will take place on Wednesday or Thursday, May 22-23, 2019, which are 60 minutes, or two-hour workshops on Friday, May 24. The post-conference workshops require additional information.
* NAST seeks panels that include perspectives of Treasurers and staff, employees of relevant agencies, members of the NAST Networks and Committees, corporate affiliates, and other supporters such as our partners in governmental and non-governmental agencies. We encourage panels to represent these various roles for a well-rounded perspective. Precedence will be given to panels of experts.
* Sessions should include introductions, presentation of material, followed by a question and answer period, ending with an online evaluation (provided by NAST). Presenters must be available on any day for which NAST assigns the session. NAST reserves the right to make edits and adjustments to submitted text. This may include merging similar sessions together; additional time may be allotted if this occurs. Accepted speakers are expected to meet all the posted deadlines, including registering for the event. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee participation at TMTS.
* Using the conference mobile app is highly encouraged during each session or workshop. This includes polling the attendees before or during the session and to manage audience questions. Since some attendees may be attending virtually, using the app is required in those online sessions. In the event that your session is selected to be streamed live, presenters agree to be videotaped for a broader audience to attend the session virtually and possibly for later viewing on our archived events webpage. NAST encourages presenters to add additional materials, besides PowerPoint slides, to the app, such as links to supporting documents; we do not provide session handouts.
* Each room will have a head table with podium, projector & screen, audio with microphones, and access to the Internet. It is highly recommended that you download all the materials you need, including any videos you may use. While there will be Wi-Fi in each room it can be unreliable. Presenters must have one combined slide deck per session.
* As a not-for-profit association, NAST does not pay an honorarium for session or workshop presentations. Speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and related expenses, including the conference registration fee. Speakers will be notified before the end of the early-bird rate to receive a discount. Complimentary passes are available for speakers who are attending only the day of their session.
* TMTS is a noncommercial forum. Under no circumstances may a session or workshop be used as a place for direct promotion of presenter’s product, service or monetary self-interest. Any indication of this in the submission will result in disqualification.
* Speakers at TMTS are expected to use material and language that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, or sexual orientation, and does not violate copyright laws.
Members of the NAST Program Committee, as well as CSPN, NAUPA, SDMN and other relevant Committees, will evaluate the proposals based on the Learning Themes. Any program member who submits a proposal (or is on a panel) will recuse him/herself from evaluating his/her own proposal.
Corporate Affiliates are highly encouraged to submit proposals that highlight relationships with NAST members. Likewise, Treasurers and agency staff are encouraged to submit proposals showcasing where they excel. Sessions/workshops with diverse panelists (from public and private sectors) will be given preferential rating.
Sessions will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal, relevancy to Learning Theme, application to the profession, and qualifications of speakers/panel. Panels of practitioners are preferred over single presenters for a wider range of participation.
If you’ve read this far, please click below to submit now! Use the PDF in Step 1 to plan your proposal and have the following information written and edited for ease of copy and paste in Step 2. NAST reserves the right to edit content for brevity, clarity and grammar. If selected, the text submitted will appear in the printed and online program.
Step 1: CLICK HERE for a PDF with the fields you will need to fill out in the online form. This document is for planning purposes. Only online submission will be accepted.
Step 2: CLICK HERE to fill out the Call for Presentation online form
For more information, please contact email@example.com