Annual Conference Call for Presentations

We all are looking forward to a wonderful reunion at URMIA's 2021 Annual Conference in Seattle! We plan to host a hybrid experience, encompassing our traditional in-person gathering and a virtual connection for those who will be unable to travel. Please consider sharing your expertise at the conference.

Deadline Extended to 3/19

Our call for presentations is open. Submissions are due no later than Friday, March 19 at 12 pm ET.

Accepting Submissions for 2021

Please follow the steps below to submit your presentation for consideration.

  1. Review the Submission Guidelines.
  2. Gather the required information for online submission.
  3. Submit your presentation proposal.


URMIA's 2021 Annual Conference Logo


Opportunity for All

We invite our affiliate and institutional members — and others — to make submissions that highlight best practices and provide innovative solutions for addressing the challenges facing higher education risk managers at institutions of all sizes and types in the United States and around the world. We consider sessions to be an educational opportunity for all types of URMIA members on campus and in industry.

In keeping with URMIA’s long-standing values, we seek to ensure diversity and inclusivity in our conference experience. Submissions will be evaluated on how they increase aptitude, compliance, respect, and organizational effectiveness across the association for organizations and individual members.

We wish to extend a special invitation to those who have not presented before to take advantage of this opportunity to submit a proposal or join a team of presenters as the next step in building your professional connections and reputation.

Presentation Team Requirements

Except for flash sessions, all sessions must include an URMIA institutional member as a co-presenter/panelist. The maximum number of presenters on a panel is four individuals. Flash sessions, which are 30-minute deep dives on a single subject, are limited to one presenter, who may be an URMIA affiliate or institutional member.


Selection Process

Committees of URMIA peers will review the submissions and make selections based on how well each submission's topic aligns with URMIA's Core Competencies for Higher Education Risk Managers and whether the submission addresses current topics, questions, and concerns posted in the URMIAnetwork online communities. If you are not an URMIA member, you may purchase a printed copy by contacting us, or add an URMIA member to your presentation team to access this document.

Selection Criteria

The selection of presentations will be based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to overall core competency learning
  • Content and clarity of the title and description
  • The use of active learning methods to communicate ideas
  • Innovative approaches to identify, define, or solve current and emerging problems facing risk management professionals
  • Inclusion of practical tools, solutions, management strategies, or innovative programs that attendees can adapt for their campuses
  • Whether presenters who are URMIA members have updated member profile pages, including a headshot photo and short biography, because we link to it from the conference website



The 4 quadrants of URMIA's Core Competencies for Higher Education Risk Managers


Conference Sponsorships

We warmly invite those who serve risk management in the higher education sector to support this event and raise awareness about your company in the URMIA community. Sponsors receive recognition before, during, and after the event as well as other benefits. Find out more.