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Call for Speakers Extended!

New deadline for session proposals is October 8th, 2021.

Good news! We have extended our Call for Speakers until October 8th, 2021 in order to give all of our talented would-be speakers additional time to perfect their proposals. So now's your chance to be one of them! 

Take a moment and submit your great idea and topic for Catersource and The Special Event 2022 held May 2-5 in Anaheim, CA. It’s going to be a sun-drenched conference loaded with fresh, impactful content, business building and knowledge sharing and we want to hear from you now so we can build our best program yet! 

Where & When: May 2 to 5, 2022 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.  You can immerse yourself in a spectacular event that encompasses everything catering and event related. The alliance of these powerful, established brands will bring unique industry all-stars from both worlds – under one roof for four momentous days. 

Our Audience: Our audience is in the business of helping people celebrate the most important milestones in their lives. They are on and off-premise, executing private parties to multiple day festivals, hiring food trucks, and ensuring a safe and successful day for all. Those in the event industry are some of the hardest working people in business today. Our audience is comprised of top-level professionals who have been in the industry a long time, but also may bring new hires, and/or recently promoted planners, managers, and salespeople. Attendees may be representing a small company in a big town, a big company in a small town or a $500 million dollar company in a densely populated metro area. But they are all at The Special Event Show for the same reason: to be wowed with new products, new education, new ideas—and network, too.

How to Apply: Go to for all ther details, and some ideas to get you thinking about the kind of session you'd like to present.

The Education: Over 120+ sessions will span the length of the conference, within tracks such as:

  • Business & Professional Development
  • C Level Executives
  • Design

  • Event Management

  • Event Technology

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Weddings

  • Event Health & Safety

Note: if reading this makes you feel as if your proposal might be a better fit for Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, click here to be taken to that Call for Session page. Sessions will be vetted by both staffs, however.

Your Deadline: The deadline for speaker/session submissions has been extended to October 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST.

Additionally, if you are interested in critiquing proposed sessions for either Catersource or The Special Event 2022 as a Vetting Volunteer, please email [email protected]. Vetting is scheduled to occur between October 11 and November 8, 2021.

We can't wait to learn from you during Catersource + The Special Event! 

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