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The 2020–21 SMPS Chapter Volunteer Calendar has been archived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.

SMPS HQ is in the review process of the (Striving For Excellence) SFE chapter program and opening/closing dates are not set.

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

TBD | Striving for Excellence (SFE) program opening

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


15 | Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) program opening


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

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

25–28 | 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)

Presidents-Elect should be registered for CLS 2022

TBD | 2022 Fellows Application application available

TBD | Marketing Achievement Award program opening


28 | File Tax Form 1099 to IRS

MARCH 2022

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

22 | Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) submission deadline

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

TBD | Pivot & Focus Chapter Awards (SFE) submission deadline

APRIL 2022

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

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

TBD | Marketing Achievement Award submission deadline

TBD | 2022 Fellows Application application deadline

TBD | Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS)

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 | 2022 Annual SMPS Conference: Atlanta, GA

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


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


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)