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Call for Presentations for 2019 MISAC Annual Conference!

The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC)
announces our 2019 Call for Presentations

MISAC is proud to announce the 18th Annual Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) Conference, IT: Your Vision, Our Future.  MISAC is known to always present an informative and educational conference and vendor exhibition. This year’s conference is scheduled for September 29th – October 2nd, 2019 at the Portola Hotel – Monterey, CA.  MISAC's Annual Conference has built a solid reputation for providing high-quality educational and networking opportunities for public sector Information Technology professionals during the annual conferences. This year we will continue that tradition.

If you are knowledgeable and articulate in a subject matter area of interest and are willing to share your insights and real-world experience, you are invited to submit a proposal. Please note, we are looking for all types of topics including "soft skills", but we are especially looking for topics related to the tracks below.


June 7 - Presentation/proposal submission deadline


Aug 9 or sooner - Notification of acceptance/declination on submitted presentations


Proposals must be geared towards a specific technology or topic of interest and not be company promotional, sales or marketing driven. Proposals covering member interests will be given priority, especially those submitted by MISAC members. The conference committee seeks presentations on diverse topics including those given by municipal and special district IT leaders, business process and technology consultants, open-data specialists, and computer security and forensic specialists. The presentation duration is 50 minutes, including Q&A.  A list of tracks for the conference sessions may be found below. 



  • Water
  • Cyber Security
  • Smart Cities/Communities
  • Public Safety
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Soft Skills
  • Collaboration/Other/Miscellaneous

Please Note:

No more than two (2) submissions total for all tracks per person/company will be accepted.

All submissions shall include the following information:

  • Contact person for the presentation (name, email address, telephone number – only used to contact you regarding the proposal and not for conference publication)
  • Session title and track(s)
  • Session synopsis (up to 100 words describing main ideas of the session)
  • First/last names of speaker(s)
  • Job titles and biographies of speakers
  • A cleanly edited (checked for spelling and typos) proposal conforming to all of the guidelines above will be given priority

Please note:  MISAC does not pay per diem, honoraria, or expenses for open-call presentations submitted for review. MISAC membership and/or purchasing vendor booth exhibit space and/or paying fees to submit a proposal are not required although, a one-day or full-conference registration is required for each speaker from a vendor company or non-member whose presentation has been selected.


Presentation supporting documentation (PowerPoint slides, handouts, etc.) may be required prior to final approval.


Audio Visual needs:  MISAC will furnish each breakout meeting room with a projector, screen, wireless internet access and a hand-held microphone. Presenters will be responsible for all other A/V needs (including laptop).


Should you have any questions regarding the submission process please contact Gretel MacLeod at



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