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TOCICO 2020 Call for Speakers and Presentations


TOCICO International Virtual Conference - June 22-26, 2020

Call for Speakers is closed. Contact with questions.

The Goal by Eli Goldratt was published in 1984 and went on to become an international best-seller, as well as leading to the creation of one of the top 3 business improvement methodologies used in the world today—the Theory of Constraints (TOC).

Large corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, Hitachi, General Motors, Boeing, Delta Airlines, Tata Steel and many more have used TOC principles to engineer a decisive competitive edge for themselves.  

The 2020 TOCICO International Conference is your chance to share your “20/20 Vision to a Pathway for Success” with the global TOC community. This year's conference will be a virtual conference with over 70+ presentations for business and corporate attendees as well as more advanced level knowledge for TOC practitioners and enthusiasts. This 5 day experience is open to all consultants, academics, corporations, students, and others interested in embracing the power of TOC and continuing on a path to “The Goal” and ultimate success!

Your submission may be based on and/or related to the experience of an individual, a team, a business unit, or an entire company. Submissions will be accepted for manufacturing and service sectors, including government and healthcare, for-profit and for-purpose organizations. We welcome submissions that describe every stage of your journey, from smaller-scale implementations to advanced strategies that are succeeding in the largest and most prominent companies in the world. 

Eli Goldratt stated that, "The best solutions start with the right questions…"

All submission abstracts and presentations must address the following questions structure:

Step 1: What to Change?
Step 2: What to Change to?
Step 3: How to cause the Change?

In addition to addressing Eli’s three change questions, each submission will include the following:

A) Why was there a need for change?
B) How do you measure, refocus, sustain and grow the change?

The TOCICO board invites submissions in the following formats: 

  • Presentations of application of TOC concepts to industry issues
  • Hyde Park presentation
  • Case studies presented by company personnel
  • New knowledge and research of theoretical and applied research in TOC concepts (presentation & related paper submission required)
  • Technology


1. All submissions must be in English.

2. The submission must include a short biography of the author(s) and a high resolution, color, digital picture.

3. Your Abstract can be submitted now but it is NOT required for purposes of this initial submission. You may send the Abstract (following these guidelines as well as those previously stated) to us by email when it is ready or when it is requested by the Committee. All abstracts shall provide the following in addition to the abstracts by filling out the form below:

    • A longer description of 500 words or less for use in the video conference proceedings
    • A short summary of 200 words or less should be submitted for use in the conference program
    • Names and affiliations of all authors with the presenting author listed first
    • Title
    • 3 Learning objectives
    • 3 questions attendees might ask at the end of the presentation, or speech to elaborate on the subject and improve understanding and transfer of ideas.
    • A list of at least 6 key words that will be used as part of the search component on the TOCICO website
    • Please also send a copy in a Word Doc to

4. The author(s) agree to amend their submission based on feedback from the conference committee.

5. All authors must use the presentation PowerPoint template provided by TOCICO.

6. Selected speakers/presenters will be pre-recording their presentations. In addition the selected speakers/presenters who wish to develop a production level video clip outlining the content of their presentation and invitation to attend their session may do so on MP4 or Windows Media Player formats. The TOCICO will work with presenters to coordinate the video clip and final recording. Specific details, as well as template with instructions will follow.

7. All authors must sign a copyright release form allowing the TOCICO to videotape the session and place it on the TOCICO website. The TOCICO reserves the right to withdraw submissions from the program if copyright release has not been granted. The copyright release will be included as part of the abstract submission process.

8. We want to stress that the purpose of all presentations at this event is not to sell or market your products directly but to share your valuable insights into new developments, integration and implementation experiences. Presentations and speeches shall not contain advertisement for companies, products, or services. Company logos are not to be added to the provided TOCICO presentation template. There is an exception for the software companies who are sponsoring this event. There is an opportunity to promote your services and products as an Exhibitor. Sponsor packages and information for the Exhibit Hall will be available shortly.


Call for Speakers is closed. Contact with questions.


There are exhibition opportunities and sponsorships available for marketing purposes. Please contact us at for more details!