Call For Proposals

Industry Leaders Want To Hear From YOU.

April 28 – May 1, 2019
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio
If you’re succeeding in warehousing and logistics today, industry leaders want to hear from you.

Year after year, the professionals who come to the WERC Annual Conference tell us they want to hear how other front-line warehousing and logistics practitioners are solving problems and facing challenges head-on.

People like you — with practical insights and on-the-ground experience — are the people who make our peer-driven education program so successful. Why? Because you have relevant, up-to-the-minute insights and genuine solutions that work in the fast-moving world of warehousing and logistics.

If you’re solving real problems, your industry colleagues want to hear from you. Are you in?

What’s in it for you?

Presenting at WERC 2019 is a fantastic opportunity to get valuable experience speaking to groups, and an excellent way to position yourself for career advancement. If you’ve been in the business for awhile, it’s an opportunity to share what you’ve learned with newcomers; if you’re a recent hire implementing bold new ideas, it’s your opportunity to present your ideas to industry leaders. You’ll also receive between $150 and $250 off your conference registration fees if your proposal is selected for presentation.

Call for Proposals

Who We’re Looking For

We’ve reopened the call for proposals in an effort to find warehousing and logistics practitioners with insight and expertise to share in the following areas:

IT & Software

  • Block Chain
  • Big Data / Data Analytics
  • Cloud-based vs local WMS
  • Labor Management Systems (LMS)
  • IT Security and Disaster Recovery


  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Attracting labor into modern manufacturing facilities
  • How to interface manufacturing goals with supply chain goals

Metrics / KPIs

  • Real-time, scannable data/dashboards
  • Measure productivity without an LMS
  • Actionable data; Hierarchy of data/metrics; Control tower


  • Vested Outsourcing
  • Total cost of ownership (Pain share/Gain share)

Retail or Wholesale

  • Direct Store Delivery

Reverse Logistics

  • Best practices


  • Hydrogen fuel cell implementation and/or utilizing alternative fuels


  • Practices for addressing driver shortages

Call For session Proposals

We are looking for innovators, administrators and leaders who are solving problems, breaking new ground and creating new best practices. You’ve got a shot at presenting whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, a start-up or an established brand, a big name or an up-and-comer.

Your colleagues come to WERC to get new ideas they can apply to their work as soon as they get home, so consider using case studies to highlight successes, or to tell cautionary tales. Sessions that present practical tools, skills, strategies and techniques are encouraged.

We want to hear from you!

Submission Deadline is November 21, 2018

We’ll review the presentation proposals we receive, and the very best will be given a slot at the conference. For more details and to submit a proposal, please visit the WERC Conference Proposal Submission Portal.