Call for Presentations

2022 MPF Poultry TED Talks | Call for Presentations

The Midwest Poultry Federation invites you to submit a proposal for our 1st annual “Poultry Ted Talks” to be held on Wednesday, March 23. 

Proposals must be submitted online here.

Your proposal must meet one of these two focus areas:

  • Focus Area #1 – Poultry Graduate Students
    • Graduate students may submit a proposal for any topic and/or research project that is relevant to the poultry industry and with which they have direct involvement in.
  • Focus Area #2 – Exhibitor Talks
    • Exhibitor talks may address any topic relevant to the poultry industry and can be research-based or marketing-based.
    • Proposals must be submitted by a current exhibiting company that has already signed a contract and for which payment has been received by MPF for the 2022 show.


  • Presentation will be limited to 25 minutes inclusive of questions and discussion from the audience.
  • You must be available to give your presentation on Wednesday, March 23 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST. (MPF will set the schedule in advance.)
  • Presentations will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center


When completing the online proposal form, you will need to provide the following information.

  • Title of the presentation
  • Abstract of 250 words maximum that describes the content of the presentation
  • Presenter information: name, title, university affiliation, phone number and email


  • November 10, 2021    Call for Proposals Opens
  • December 31, 2021    Deadline to submit proposals
  • January 20, 2022        Decisions finalized and recipients notified
  • February 1, 2022        Schedule for Poultry Ted Talks Announced   


  • Graduate students will be eligible to receive complimentary MPF Convention registration as well as travel reimbursements, including airfare or mileage (if driving to the convention); 2 night’s hotel stay; meals for two days while in Minneapolis (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Receipts will be required for all reimbursements. (Specific details on expenses will be communicated after the schedule is set.)
  • Exhibitor talks are not eligible for travel reimbursements as it is expected that your company will cover your travel to/from the MPF Convention.
  • Space is limited to 7 graduate student presentations and 7 exhibitor presentations.
  • Final selections will be made by the MPF Education Committee after reviewing all proposals.