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RFMA 2016: Call For Abstracts

Wednesday, May 06, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Webb

RFMA 2016: Call for Abstracts

The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) is accepting abstract submissions for our
annual conference being held at The Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN, March 13-15, 2016  

The abstract submission phase will be open from May 5 – June 15, 2015. 

Who reviews the abstracts submitted?
All abstracts undergo critical review by the members of the RFMA Conference Curriculum Committee to ensure high quality of content. The Conference Curriculum Committee will decide, based on these reviews, whether the abstract proposal will be acceptable or need revisions.

Where do I submit my abstract?
Click here to submit an abstract proposal via the RFMA conference website. If you need to access your abstract to update or make changes, visit the Abstract Service Center .

Who do I contact if I have questions about submitting an abstract?

Contact Debi Kensell, Education Director at

What are the important dates and timeline?
Once the abstracts have been accepted the dates listed below must be adhered to in order to ensure the
success of the RFMA 2016 conference curriculum.





Submit Abstract Proposal Form


June 15

Deadline for online submissions

Interview to discuss your submission
RFMA Staff/ Committee Members

July 1-July 3
(You will receive a meeting invite to a conference call)

Conference Call

Notified Abstract accepted/rejected

RFMA Staff

July 15


Accept Speaker Letter of Agreement

Speaker/Presenter Aug 3
Speaker Service Center

PowerPoint TM Presentation Submitted


Oct 1

Email or Dropbox to

Presentation Review Phase

Conference Curriculum Committee

Oct 15

Committee review

 Comments sent back to the Speaker/Presenter
Debi Kensell
Nov 2

Refinement Phase

Speaker/Presenter & Conference Curriculum Committee

Nov 16-Dec 1 (you will receive a GoTo Meeting Invite)

Email or Dropbox to

Audience Questions


Dec 15



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