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Get Your Session Proposals in Now!

The Call for Speakers will close this Thursday at 11:59 pm CST.

Now is your last chance to speak at Catersource + The Special Event, happening May 2-5 in Anaheim, CA! Session proposals are due this Thursday, so don't delay in submitting your topic! You're the expert, and we need your skills and knowledge to make next year's conferences successful! 

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 is September 30, 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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