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Upcoming Events


All Ask NPSMA sessions take place on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. EST. Join any discussion session with the direct link: The 2021 sessions will begin in February. List of speakers and topics coming soon.  

Visit the Ask NPSMA YouTube Channel for recordings of previous dynamic sessions. 

12th Annual NPSMA National Conference and Workshop

November 10-12, 2021: Tampa, Florida

This year's conference will include sessions on

  • Predicting the future: How and why to start a PSM program
  • Input from industry partners on Transferable Skills 
  • Strategic Planning for PSM Programs
  • A return of the 5MP (5-minute student presentations)

Registration information will be posted later this spring! Contact Amber Bloche—this year's conference chair—if you have questions regarding the upcoming event.

PSM Student Event, Nov. 11th: 

5-Minute Student Presentations (5MP) Competition

The NPSMA is looking forward to a return of the live, 5-Minute Presentations (5MP) during our annual conference. The format allows students and recent graduates to craft a 5-minute presentation describing their experiential work completed as part of their PSM program. This includes work completed as a capstone project, internship, or another professional experience project.

Current students or recent graduates (Fall 2020, Spring, or Summer 2021) from PSM-affiliated programs can participate.

Presentations will be on Thursday, November 11th, 2021.

Directors, coordinators, or faculty of PSM-affiliated programs can submit the following information to the session moderator, Ray Hoobler (, via email no later than September 10th, 2021:

  • Student's/Graduate's name,
  • Institution and Program,
  • Talk Title, and
  • Abstract.

Competition Rules can be found at:

NPSMA will cover registration fees for individual presenters invited to compete at this event. PSM programs or their university should provide support for the presenter's travel and lodging.

13th Annual NPSMA National Conference and Workshop

November 2-4, 2022:  San Diego, California

We are grateful to our 2019 SPONSORS and 2018 SPONSORS event sponsors. Consider sponsoring an NPSMA event. View more information: SPONSOR AN NPSMA EVENT.