Submit Your Proposal for a 2024 SMACNA Annual Convention Educational Session

SMACNA is accepting submissions for presentations that will cover relevant topics in HVAC, architectural sheet metal, industrial sheet metal, residential HVAC/sheet metal, and testing-adjusting-balancing.

One of the essential aspects of the SMACNA Annual Convention is the wide selection of cutting-edge educational programming. SMACNA is now accepting proposals on a wide range of industry-relevant topics that cover HVAC, architectural sheet metal, industrial sheet metal, residential HVAC/sheet metal, and testing-adjusting-balancing.

Topics and content should be appropriate for the typical 50-minute presentation duration. All presentations should focus on critical issues in the industry, engage participants, and provide participants with a measurable takeaway from the program. Sessions designed to queue up a product, service, or an external educational course will not be permitted.

Across all sessions, preference will be given to sessions that include one or more SMACNA member contractors as a member of the presentation team.

Format Types

To engage participants, there are three different formats (presentation, panel discussion, and interactive workshop) for our educational sessions at the 2024 SMACNA Annual Convention. You must select only one presentation type for each submission.

Education Session Content Types

Your proposal should focus on hot topics and critical issues in the industry that benefit SMACNA contractors' business processes, practices, and growth and their employees' personal and professional growth. Some of the general topic areas include:

Business Best Practices & Financial Management

Leadership

Productivity and Project Management

Standards, Safety & Regulations

Technology & Innovation

Contractor Solutions

The timeline for this process is as follows:

March 15, 2024 – Responses to Call for Proposals due

 April 15, 2024 – Speakers notified of the selection

 October 27-30, 2024 – SMACNA Annual Convention and Product Show in Palm Desert, CA

Take a moment to review the Call for Proposals and submit your idea for an educational session at the 2024 SMACNA Annual Convention.