2021–22 Chapter Volunteer Calendar

SMPS Calendar 2021–22 (Programs, Deadlines, and Events)

The 2020–21 SMPS Chapter Volunteer Calendar has been archived

This calendar is frequently updated.

Please continue to check back periodically for updates and additions as the year continues.

Questions? Contact Julio Santos, SMPS HQ Senior Manager, Component Relations and Systems, at julio@smps.org

SEPTEMBER 2021

1 | Fiscal year begins

1 | First day for 2021–22 chapter presidents-elect to register for the CPSM exam for free (Questions? contact natalie@smps.org)

1 | SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship Fund: HBCU Application Deadline

15 | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Townhall

30 | Chapter Volunteer Orientation: On-demand recording and recap available

30 | Chapter finance report deadline

30 | Chapter education report deadline

Shared dues rebate paid to each chapter (2020–21 4th quarter distribution)

Budget Process: Each chapter BOD to approve budget for 2021–22 fiscal year

OCTOBER 2021

4–6 | The Pinnacle Experience 2021: New Orleans, LA

26 | A/E/Connections: Newport Beach, CA

27–29 | SMPS Southwest Regional Conference: Tucson, AZ

NOVEMBER 2021

1 | Chapter President of the Year (CPY) application available

10 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Education/Programs, Marketing/Communication, and Membership (recap available)

15 | 2022 Fellows Application application available

15 | Marketing Achievement Award program opening

Chapters should begin preparing tax forms 990EZ and 990N: Deadline January 15

DECEMBER 2021

7 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Finance, Taxes, and Billhighway (recap available)

15 | Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) program opening

JANUARY 2022

6 | Billhighway-hosted Town Hall | (recap available)

15 | Filing deadline: Tax Forms 990EZ and 990N

19–21 | SMPS Pacific Regional Conference: Sacramento, CA

26–28 | SMPS Southern Regional Conference: Oklahoma City, OK

31 | Tax Form 1099 due to vendors (speakers, website, etc.) (1099 forms must be prepared for individuals to whom you have paid more than $600 in 2021)

Prepare for chapter board nominations and elections (verify specific dates in your chapter’s bylaws)

FEBRUARY 2022

17 | 3 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Driving Member Engagement (register today!)

22 | 3 p.m. ET | Get To Know Your CPSM Network | virtual event

28 | File Tax Form 1099 to IRS

MARCH 2022

23–25 | SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference: Orlando, FL

22 | Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) submission deadline

30 & 31 | Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS): Alexandria, VA (reception March 30; full program March 31 and April 1)

31 | Chapter President of the Year (CPY) application deadline

APRIL 2022

1 | Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS): Alexandria, VA (reception March 30; full program March 31 and April 1)

6–8 | SMPS Missouri Valley Regional Conference: Wichita, KS

8 | Marketing Achievement Award submission deadline

11 | 2022 Fellows Application application deadline

27–29 | SMPS Heartland Regional Conference: Milwaukee, WI

MAY 2022

18–20 | SMPS Northeast Regional Conference: Lake George, NY

JUNE 2022

30 | Chapter board and committee roster report deadline (to be submitted by 2022-23 president)

JULY 2022

18–20 | Amplify A|E|C 2022: Atlanta, GA (registration open!)

Budget Process: Chapters should be creating their budgets for board approval in September

AUGUST 2022

31 | Last day for 2021-22 chapter presidents-elect to register for the CPSM exam for free (Questions? contact natalie@smps.org)

2022–2023 budget completion by chapters

RECURRING

Marketer journal published digitally: October, December, February, April, June, and August

Marketer QuickLook published (monthly e-newsletter)

Pivot & Focus Learning Lab Meetups (bi-monthly)

SMPS Webinars

Chapter Leader Newsletter (monthly, sent out to all chapter volunteers)

You and SMPS: Kickstart Your Membership (invite only, new-member meetup; contact membership@smps.org for more information) (last Friday of every month)