2023 LPAS Conference – Call for Presenters
Hello, fellow Lean practitioners! It is that time of year again: We are very excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 2023 LPAS Conference coming up on November 02, 2023.
Every year, LPAS invites people from across the community to come and share their insights and experiences on different Lean/Continuous Improvement (CI) topics. Be one of the presenters to join this year’s keynote speaker Katie Anderson, international speaker, leadership coach and author of the book “Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn”.
Our theme this year will be to recognize the significant contributions made by those front-line, hands-on people closest to your customers, clients, patients. True Lean, by its nature, is dependent on everyone, no matter what their role within the organization, being empowered to speak up about constraints in their part of the business process and subsequently take part in developing solutions.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn how your team is utilizing Lean/Continuous Improvement methodologies to empower individual team members to contribute towards the achievement of organizational success.
Event Location - The Hotel Saskatchewan, 2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina, S4P 0S3
If you have an interest in participating, please complete the Call for Presentations online form. The following guidelines will assist you in preparing your presentation.
The conference will provide attendees, from every sector, with multiple learning opportunities that provide high value by sharing best practices. Attendees will leave the conference reinvigorated, motivated, and energized. Returning to their organizations with some new and innovative ideas to share and implement.
Presenter Selection Criteria
Presentations will be selected by the 2023 conference planning team based on the following:
Compatibility of the presentation with the conference theme.
Practitioners must demonstrate direct involvement in transformations.
Presentations by consultants are not permitted.
Connections – To develop an expanded network and to build long-term personal and organizational relationships.
Practitioner to practitioner shared experiences - Attendees will learn, firsthand, how their peers have innovated and successfully implemented models, practices, tools, or strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers/clients, teammates, vendors, and stakeholders.
Use what is learned - Attendees are encouraged to “Steal with pride”, to put into action the information shared, and the knowledge gained.
Code of Ethics
The LPAS conference is intended to provide the opportunity for open dialogue around the creative exchange of ideas between like-minded professionals from all organizational sectors. Therefore, it is expected that all participants, in whatever capacity, maintain the highest level of ethical behaviour and display mutual respect and understanding.
The LPAS conference is a non-commercial event. Participants, in whatever capacity, should refrain from the direct promotion of brand/product promotions. Presenters must not use the podium to promote products, services, or financial self-interest. The conference does not restrict or limit the attendance of any person regardless of race, national origin, sex, age, physical impairment, and social, political, economic, or religious conditions. Presenters will refrain from all overt statements or pointed humour that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group.
Preparing your Submission
Use the following guidelines to complete your submission:
Speaker(s) Bio: Use 150 words maximum (for each presenter) to describe your professional background and expertise related to the presentation.
Speaker(s) Photo: To be used in our promotional materials
Reference(s): If possible, please provide a reference, endorsement, or testimonial
Organization Info: Provide a brief description of your organization’s Lean journey.
Title: Choose a presentation title that clearly describes your topic. If necessary, add a short tagline to expand on the discussion point.
Abstract: Use 250 words maximum to describe what knowledge/skills attendees would take away from the presentation. Presentations should attempt to answer the following questions:
What was the observed problem?
What actions did you take to resolve the issue?
What was the outcome?
What advise would you give to others?
Should your presentation be selected, please be aware that this abstract will be reviewed and may be edited for publication on the conference website and in distributed materials.
Presentation Rating: Indicate what attendee experience level is most aligned with your presentation - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
All selection decisions will be made by the LPAS conference team and are final with no appeal.
Selected presenters will be contacted by the conference chair to coordinate logistics and final details.
Presentations should be a maximum of 30 minutes in length with a 10-minute Q&A session to follow. Total time allotted 40 minutes.
Limit to 1 or 2 slides for organizational and personal introductions.
LPAS will provide typical AV equipment: projector, microphone, remote slide changer and laser pointer at the Hotel Saskatchewan location.
Presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint format at least one week prior to the conference date. A PowerPoint template will be provided.
Compensation and Remuneration
Because LPAS is a not-for-profit entity, presenters do not receive any reimbursement except as follows:
Each presenter will be provided with one free conference registration.
In-person presenters traveling more than 150km to the conference will be reimbursed for travel and one night’s accommodation.
How to Submit your Presentation
Please review the preceding information and complete the Call for Presentations Online Form.
All submissions should be received by October 3, 2023.
Please direct questions to Conference Chair, Catherine Secundiak at 306-526-7312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.