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NACUBO invites you to submit a proposal to present in 2020 Global Operations Forum, which this year will hosted entirely online, with programming taking place October 2 and November 17.

The Global Operations Forum program is aimed at the intermediate level; it is important to note that we are looking for in-depth and practical presentations addressing
 topics important to colleges and universities and their global operations. Basic treatment of a topic or overviews will not be selected for the program. Focus on how your institution addressed an issue, challenges you overcame, effective collaborations, etc. We invite you to propose a session that is relevant, innovative, and useful for your college and university colleagues. Presentations that ask pointed questions or poll the audience to keep them involved throughout are especially preferred in an online environment.


The following list is illustrative of the presentation topics we are looking to have addressed--relevant topics not appearing on the list will be considered.

  • Country case study, covering implementation/structuring and operating pInternational Taxractices for one or more particular projects within a country (Ex: Brazil, China, India, Turkey, Singapore, South Africa)
  • Emerging regulations or other risks affecting international activities
  • Innovative system or business practice that addresses common regulatory or practical challenges in a particular international functional area (e.g. banking/cash management, human resources & benefits, accounting, insurance, immigration, import/export, procurement, contract management, monitoring anti-bribery and corruption rules)
  • International risk management (including safety and security)
  • International tax update (transfer pricing, impact of TCJA/Tax Reform on foreign activities, tracking for permanent establishment exposure, etc.)
  • Multinational program case study, covering procedures and systems used by a single program across multiple geographies
  • Tracking international activity and/or travel 
  • Best practices &/or processes around agreements (affiliation, intercompany, purchasing, etc.)
  • Response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 (equalization levies, OECD guidance, HR implications for employees working outside the U.S., etc.)
  • Foreign influence and foreign gift reporting (including gathering, consolidating, and reporting data)

Within each area, we strongly encourage presenters to ground their information in case studies, and where relevant to focus on a single type of international activity. In selecting presentations for the Forum, the program committee will be evaluating sessions best suited to the needs of professionals at colleges and universities. Some key considerations as you prepare your proposal:

  • Focus on presenting the concept, rules, then ample time for application of campus scenarios to illustrate it. Include as much detail as possible about the presentation.
  • Include 3 learning objectives or audience takeaways.
  • Gear the presentation towards an audience at the advanced level of understanding.   Basic treatments or overviews are less likely to be selected. 
  • All proposals should include at least one speaker from a NACUBO member institution.
  • NACUBO encourages submissions that include panelists representing institutions of different types and sizes. 

Guidelines for Submission

  • For full consideration, the deadline for submissions was August 14, 2020. Proposals submitted after the deadline may still be considered for other programs.
  • Submission of a presentation does not guarantee participation in the program.
  • Include all presenters that will take part in the presentation. Do not list co-presenters without definite commitment that the co-presenter will be on the program. The co-presenter(s) must agree to all the terms and conditions for participation.
  • Proposals from business partner members must include at least one speaker from a member college or university.
  • Selected speakers/co-presenters from college and university member institutions will receive a discounted registration rate for the meeting. Speakers will not receive any royalties, honorarium, reimbursement of expenses, or other compensation from NACUBO in connection with the forum.
  • The person listed as the primary contact for the proposal will be informed of the final decision.
  • All selected speakers will receive an official confirmation letter. Speakers must complete an agreement form in order to be confirmed for a session.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by September 8, 2020.
  • NACUBO reserves the right to revise presentation titles or edit the session description of selected presentations for NACUBO promotional and program publications.

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