New! Call for Workshop Proposals
Invitation to Submit a Workshop Proposal for the 2013 SMRP Annual Conference
The 2013 Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Conference Committee invites you to submit a Workshop Proposal for this year’s conference to be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 14-16. The 2013 Annual Conference will incorporate workshops that promote excellence in physical asset management through the SMRP Body of Knowledge (BoK). Conference workshops are held on either Monday, October 14 or Thursday, October 17, 2013.
BENEFITS OF PRESENTING:
- Recognition from your industry peers through online promotion, printed registration brochure, and post-conference feedback
- Contributing to the advancement and education of attendees
- Platform to showcase you and your company’s work, success stories and expertise
- Complimentary attendance to the conference for the primary workshop presenter and one (1) co-presenter Contact information for your workshop attendees
- Contact information for your workshop attendees
The SMRP Annual Conference workshops are formatted around the SMRP Body of Knowledge. This Body of Knowledge contains five validated pillars of information essential to the success of maintenance and reliability professionals (for more details about CMRP pillars, click HERE):
- Business and Management
- Manufacturing Process Reliability
- Equipment Reliability
- Organization & Leadership
- Work Management
This Body of Knowledge also contains the four domains essential to the success of maintenance and reliability technicians (for more details about CMRT pillars, click HERE):
- Maintenance Practices
- Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
- Troubleshooting and Analysis
- Corrective Maintenance
All Workshop Proposals must follow one of the pillars or domains. Additional workshop criteria are listed below:
- All workshop presenters and co-presenters must be SMRP members and either a CMRP or CMRT. Your SMRP membership number is required when submitting your proposal.
- Primary workshop presenter is responsible for submitting workshop summary, learning objectives, and presenter and co-presenter contact information and biographies.
- Workshop must be non-commercial.
- Workshops can either be half day (4 hours) or all day (8 hours) with preference given to all day workshops.
- A minimum of six (6) written learning objectives are required which reflect a measurable achievement as to what the participants will be able to know or do by the end of the workshop.
- Workshop Proposals can be no longer than 300 words.
- Workshop title shall be no longer than 90 characters.
- A one (1) page biography for each presenter must be uploaded at the time of Workshop Proposal submission.
- No more than two workshop presenters will receive complimentary registration per workshop; all workshop presenters must present in person. In certain circumstances, a co-presenter may be substituted after a written request has been made to, and approved by, the conference committee.
Workshop Proposals will be selected by the conference committee based on the following areas:
- Relevance - How relevant is the workshop to the chosen BoK pillar or domain? When submitting your Workshop Proposal you will identify which pillar or domain for which your workshop is most suitable (see previous lists).
- Industry Partner or Practitioner experience – Workshop Proposals must be submitted by individuals and/or companies with experience in assisting, training, or providing materials/equipment to aid in performing the maintenance and/or reliability functions. CMRP or CMRT certification is required.
- Learning objectives – How well do the learning objectives relate to the chosen BoK pillar or domain? Are the learning objectives measurable?
- Timeliness of workshop - How well does the workshop relate to the current or emerging direction of this maintenance and reliability pillar or domain?
- Qualification of speaker – Are you qualified to conduct the workshop? A CMRP or CMRT certification is required while other qualifications will be considered dependent on your chosen topic. Your bio should include your qualifications. Attendee feedback from your experience presenting at prior year SMRP conferences (either with a workshop or a conference session presentation) will also be taken into consideration.
Workshop Materials: You are responsible for preparing your own workshop handouts, making copies, and any other incidental supplies, as well as delivering them to the conference. SMRP will reimburse you for the actual cost of materials for your workshop only, up to $500. Travel, lodging, meals, and non-workshop-related material expenses are not reimbursable. Expenses must be submitted by December 1, 2013 for reimbursement. Keep a record of your expenses (e.g. receipts, etc). SMRP will provide you with an expense report to complete and submit with your receipts.
Please be aware of these important dates:
|February 4, 2013||Workshop Proposal submission opens.|
|March 5, 2013||Workshop Proposal submission closes. Proposals will NOT be accepted after 3/5/13.|
|April 5, 2013||Letters are sent indicating accepted, alternate, or not accepted status.|
|May 1, 2013||Deadline to accept or decline invitation to present at the 2013 conference.|
|September 6, 2013||Deadline to register for conference (free to all accepted presenters and co-presenters)|
|October 14 & 17, 2013||Workshops are presented at the 2013 Annual Conference in Indianapolis|
The online Call for Workshops opens Monday, February 4, 2013. To submit your Workshop Proposal please:
Online submission will close on March 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST. Notification of acceptance will be sent to each submitter after April 5, 2013.
If you have any question, email Devane Casteel, Education Coordinator email@example.com.