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What You Can Expect from SMS Virtual Toronto

We are pleased to share initial details and open registration for the SMS 41st Annual Conference, our second virtual Annual Conference! The 2020 virtual conference was well-attended and well-received, and we look forward to building upon the success of last year’s event, while making additions and improvements based on member feedback.  

Conference Features: Our goal is again to replicate as many in-person conference elements as possible in order to facilitate a variety of session types and deliver multiple opportunities for engagement and interaction, with a mix of live and asynchronous content. Here are some of the exciting benefits of our virtual event: 

More Opportunities to Hear and Engage with Research: In a virtual environment, you do not have to miss out on one session because you attended another in the same timeslot. Simply attend one live and watch an on-demand recording of the other at your leisure. Attendees of live presentation sessions will be able to engage with presenters and each other through live discussion, chats, Q&A, and polling during the session. Those who watch a session recording can still leave feedback for the authors in the session’s discussion board or by sending them a direct message. 

Multiple Ways to Interact with Colleagues and Meet New People: Virtual attendee interactions at the virtual SMS Annual Conference will go beyond just in-session chats. Participants can directly message other attendees, schedule 1:1 video meetings, post in discussion forums, join small-group video chats, and more—all on the conference platform! This year we look forward to offering more structured networking events, as well as more opportunities to have casual “hallway” conversations between sessions. Those who enjoy a little friendly competition can go head-to-head with colleagues for some fun SMS prizes. 

Keep the Engagement Going: The conversations don’t have to stop after the live conference has concluded! Registrants can visit the platform for months post-event to watch session recordings, participate in discussion forums, and send messages. 

We received feedback from many SMS Virtual participants that two weeks of conference activities was difficult to accommodate. To make it easier for attendees to block off time for conference participation, the plan for this year includes a return to a more traditional SMS Annual Conference schedule with four days of programming. Workshops will be held on September 18, and Plenary, Competitive Program, IG&C Panel, and networking sessions will take place September 19-21. 

Content will primarily be presented live in the window of 13:00 and 21:00 UTC, with some special sessions to take place at times more amenable to the time zones that the primary conference window does not favor. Access to on-demand content and asynchronous activities will be available at any time. 

 
Click here for a preview of the anticipated conference schedule.  

The virtual conference environment allows us to host the Paper and Panel sessions that you have come to expect from SMS, with some additional perks like recording for asynchronous viewing, and special features such as direct messaging as a way to receive feedback. While we encourage authors to present live during their sessions, we are providing additional flexibility by offering the option to pre-record presentations to be viewed live during their session time. 

We require that at least one author of each accepted proposal registers to attend the conference in order to confirm presentation in the program. The Presenter Registration Deadline is June 8th

Securing an accurate commitment of planned presentations is critical to developing the program schedule and ensuring that all who seek to have their research presented can do so. Invited proposals without a registered author by the deadline will be withdrawn from the program.

We look forward to bringing you another high-quality virtual Annual Conference, with some exciting new features and activities to be announced in coming months! 

Registration for this year’s annual conference includes: 

  • Access to all conference sessions 

  • Access to IG sessions and workshops 

  • Access to the conference platform post-event 

  • 2022 SMS Membership (Active January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022)  
     

First Registration Period (April 21 – June 8) 

  Registration Type 

 Conference Fee   

 Discounted 2022 Membership   

  Total Cost   

  2021 Regular Members 

US$ 250 

US$ 150 

US$ 400 

  2021 Emeritus Members   

US$ 200 

US$ 75 

US$ 275 

  2021 Student Members   

US$ 150 

US$ 75/150* 

US$ 225/300* 

  Non-members 

US$ 300 

US$ 150 

US$ 450 

  Non-member Students 

US$ 300 

US$ 75 

US$ 375 

 

Second Registration Period (June 9 – September 21) 

  Registration Type 

 Conference Fee   

 Discounted 2022 Membership   

  Total Cost   

  2021 Regular Members 

US$ 325 

US$ 150 

US$ 475 

  2021 Emeritus Members   

US$ 275 

US$ 75 

US$ 350 

  2021 Student Members   

US$ 200 

US$ 75/150* 

US$ 275/350* 

  Non-members 

US$ 375 

US$ 150 

US$ 525 

  Non-member Students 

US$ 375 

US$ 75 

US$ 450 

*Membership fee for Student Members who will become Regular Members in 2022.


Please be sure to read the Registration Policies before completing your registration.  

Not an SMS Member but Want the Reduced Rate? 
If you are not currently an SMS member, but would like to receive the reduced Member registration rate, please first click here to complete your membership registration before beginning your conference registration.  If you need assistance, please contact the SMS Office at sms@strategicmanagement.net.  

Registration Fees for SMS 41st Annual Conference

April 21 - June 8 June 9 - September 21
Member US$ 400 US$ 475
Emeritus Member US$ 275 US$ 350
Student Member US$ 225/300 US$ 275/350
Non-Member US$ 450 US$ 525
Non-Member Student US$ 375 US$ 450