Please read below for detailed process instructions, requirements and guidelines.
Presenting at EDGE offers an excellent opportunity to educate and engage an audience of 2,700+ supply chain professionals from over 30 countries and industries. There are over 100 sessions delivered at EDGE every year to an attendee base comprised of 60% decision makers. Roughly 40% of attendees are new to EDGE every year.
Session ideas should align with one or more of the EDGE 2023 Educational Tracks
Stage 1: Submission Period: February 1 – March 6
Submit your session ideas during this period. Third party, late, or incomplete sessions will not be considered. All submissions must be submitted through the Call for Sessions Portal; submissions received via email will not be considered.
A session is considered complete if it has a:
Each speaker must be aware that they are being considered to participate in the session at EDGE 2023 in Kissimmee, Florida.
Stage 2: Committee Review by March 20
Each submission is reviewed and evaluated by the EDGE Conference Committee who are looking for sessions that address current issues and trends with relevant data, experience, and application in addition to customers who can support the objective. Sessions that meet all guidelines and criteria are more likely to be selected.
The EDGE Committee will review and evaluate the submitted session ideas and elevate the approved sessions to the Sessions Library for the Track Chairs to make their selections.
Stage 3: Session Selection by April 13
After Committee reviews are completed, our volunteer Track Chairs will review and consider all approved proposals for selection into their assigned track. No submission proposal is ever guaranteed. Sessions that are not selected will be considered for other opportunities either within EDGE or CSCMP’s global roundtables. Session submitters will be notified of their submission status by April 28.
Stage 4: Sessions Considered Final by June 1
By this date, all tracks and sessions are considered 'final'. 'Final' means that the Track Chair has confirmed all speakers, as well as the session titles and descriptions*. At this point, session promotion in the EDGE website will begin. If the session isn’t final by this date, it will not be promoted in printed materials.
On occasion, a track chair may need to select a replacement session, so sessions not initially selected will be kept on record in the Sessions Library. The Sessions Library will also be offered to the Roundtables, who may contact the submitters for a local event.
All sessions must meet the following requirements:
Our member volunteers evaluate submissions based on their likelihood to produce fresh, interesting, actionable content. The following are taken into consideration when reviewing submissions:
Relevance and Practitioner Value
EDGE 2023 will be hosted at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida (located in Central Florida just 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport). Kissimmee is home to world-class resorts, meeting hotels, and event venues offering meeting attendees the perfect balance of business and fun. EDGE attendees are welcome to come early or stay after the conference to take advantage of the nearby world-famous theme parks and Kissimmee’s outdoor adventures including the nature of Shingle Creek and the headwaters of the Everglades.