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Call for Proposals

The Product Stewardship Conference brings together professionals from more than a dozen different industry sectors and throughout the value chain - it offers an experience like no other by delivering unique education and networking opportunities.

You can add to the experience with your expertise.

We invite you to not only attend, but contribute to the conference as well. You can inspire your colleagues with new ideas, practical solutions, and best practices they need to manage the challenges of today and prepare for the issues of tomorrow.

Submission deadline is Febru​​ary 28, 2019.

This year's focus

The Product Stewardship Conference 2019 will be centered around how product stewards can adapt their work to the products of the future and the product liability challenges they’ll face next. Suggested areas for presentations include: 

  • distinguishing hazard and risk
  • challenges of communicating complex scientific topics to hurried consumers who may lack scientific literacy
  • stewardship of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence or augmented reality
  • demands beyond compliance

This is not a definitive list! As always, we are also looking for sessions that further expand the knowledge base of today's product stewardship professional.

New this year!

  • Our submission portal has been updated, providing you a more user-friendly submission experience. 
  • For new and returning speakers, we are launching a new Speaker Resource Portal for the conference. In addition, we are introducing a brand-new webinar series designed to prepare you to deliver high quality sessions for your audience. More details will be forthcoming this summer.

 Why Present?

  • Increase your credibility with fellow industry professionals
  • Contribute to and learn about trending topics in product stewardship
  • Share your expertise with others, and establish yourself as a subject matter expert
  • Stand out as a thought leader in your industry

 What Others Are Saying

  • 98% of attendees agree that Stewardship is a “must-attend” event for product stewardship professionals
  • 97% of attendees learned (at least) one thing they could implement in their work
  • 97% of attendees would recommend their colleagues attend Stewardship

Presentation Types​​​

Express: 30-minute session that delivers focused content on a specific topic (20 minute presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A).

Standard: 1-hour session that provides practical real-world content on a current or emerging issue (45 minute presentation w/ 15 minutes for Q&A).

Deep Dive: 1.5 hour session designed to dive into a topic and explore it in depth (75 minute presentation with 15 minutes for Q&A).

Workshop: These full or half-day workshops will emphasize open discussions, idea exchanges, and a tangible application of skills and principles for you to use in the workplace.​​

We encourage you to consider practical real-world initiatives, new tools and technologies, and/or processes that address current or emerging issues in product stewardship.​​​