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49th Annual Convention Call for Educational Session Propsals

The International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors (IAICDV) is now accepting programming proposals for the 49th Annual Convention. Proposals related to "hot button" issues within the ice cream industry, such as employment, truck safety, business strategic planning, legal counseling and adapting to an evolving industry, etc are encouraged.

Back by popular demand, lead presenters will receive a complimentary convention registration -
A $650 value!

Submit Your Proposal

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2018.


Tips for Submitting Your Proposal

  1. GIVE IT TIME - A good proposal takes time to create! Set aside a few hours to draft out your presentation outline, and craft your title and session description.

  2. TAILOR YOUR SESSION - Increase your chances of being selected by aligning with one of our topics above and think about a format that involves the audience and stimulates discussions (instead of straight lecture).

  3. MAKE IT CATCHY - The title and description you create now will be listed in the app and program booklet, so consider the audience, topic area and relevance to your presentation. Use action verbs and results-oriented words. Your title must be both attention-grabbing and give a good description of your session.

  4. SHARE TAKEAWAYS - Think about the learning outcomes. What information will attendees learn? What new insights will you cultivate? What best practices or how-to’s will you share? Answer the following: “By attending this session, attendees will gain..."

Additional Information 

  • Presentations are expected to stick closely to what is proposed on this form. 
  • Presenters will receive one complimentary delegate registration to the convention. If you have co-presenters, you must choose which individual will received the complimentary registration or the registration may also be divided among the presenters for a discounted rate. Presenters will not be monetarily compensated.
  • IAICDV provides presenters with a projector and screen, but you must bring your own laptop and adaptor (if applicable).


Who can submit a proposal?

Anyone who has a relevant topic to share! 

Where is the Annual Convention?

November 5-7, 2018
Turnberry Isle
Miami, Florida

How long should my presentation be?

Educational sessions are 60 minutes.

When will I know if my proposal was accepted?

You will be notified August 2018 on the status of your proposal and if it was accepted as an educational session.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

IAICDV Headquarters at: [email protected]