The 2021 Annual Conference Planning Committee is seeking cutting edge, in-depth topics affecting the retail and restaurant industry presented by leaders in the field and especially including Industry professionals for the Annual Conference, February 24-26, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.
Each year more than 400 senior level professionals representing retailers and restaurateurs, insurance companies, corporations, third party administrators and law firms attend the conference - a perfect forum in which to be heard. Collaboration between industry professionals, outside counsel and service providers is a great opportunity to strengthen relationships or forge new ones. Assume a 60 minute session which includes a 10 minute Q&A period at the end.
Be creative and structure a unique, interactive session
Assemble your team – including at least one Industry professional - and submit a proposal
You can seek feedback from the committee prior to submission, including help with building your panel
The committee may seek further details prior to final program decisions
*In order to encourage wider participation, speakers and panelists will be limited to one session for the conference
Hot Topics NRRDA 2021 This call for topics is based on member feedback as well as trending issues in the industry. The committee will evaluate submissions based on educational content and the value they bring to our industry professionals. While COVID-19 specific or other current events topics won’t be excluded from consideration, the proposals should be forward thinking – taking lessons learned and applying to future new risks.
While your proposed session can fall outside these core topics for 2021, priority will be given to those that fall within the following areas:
Brand Protection (methods, technology, policies)
Workers’ Compensation (Chemical Exposure in the Workplace, PPE)
Employment law, wrongful termination (latest in FLSA, NLRB, EEOC guidance)
Pros and Cons of Virtual Legal Proceedings (training, usage, effectiveness)
Social Media and Privacy Concerns
Technology Innovation in the Industry
Safety and Security (premises, personal)
Private Investigator/client relationship in fraud cases
Next Steps The Annual Conference planning committee will review all proposal submissions and draft the program schedule by mid-September. You will then be notified of the status of your proposal and given next steps that will include:
Date, time, room assignment
Session format (breakout, general session, panel, etc.)
Schedule for submitting detailed outline, final presentation, electronic materials
Please fill out the form below to submit your proposals by Friday, August 7. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be forwarded to the committee.