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Online Abstract Management with ProposalSpace

About ProposalSpace

Advances in technology have made it possible for teams across the globe to collaborate in real time, so why should selecting speakers for a conference still be so difficult? We believe abstract management should be less cumbersome, more affordable, and more social.

Why We're Different

Our goal at ProposalSpace is to give our users all the tools they need to get the job done and then get out of their way. We're always available to answer questions and provide help, but unlike other abstract management companies, we don't require you to go through an account manager every time you want something done. Instead, we put the tools you need right at your fingertips so you can take care of things exactly how and when you want.

We're also small, which means:

  • We're quick. We're able to answer questions, fix problems and introduce new features in a flash.
  • We're agile. We can change course to meet customer needs, even if it means moving in a completely new direction.
  • We're responsive. We're not just a vendor to our customers, we're a partner.
  • We're accountable. You can't pass the buck when there's no one to pass it to.

Our History

Back in 2000, a large professional association asked the parent company of ProposalSpace, db interactive, to create an online system to collect and review speaker proposals for their annual conference. Although the initial solution was cutting edge for the time, it had to be reprogrammed every year to accommodate new features and to keep up with the rapid pace of advances in technology.

In 2004, the system was redesigned to make it easier for other organizations to use. However, it was still a package of software that needed to be customized to fit each organization's needs.

Around the same time, the folks at db interactive were starting to see a clear need in the association marketplace for easy-to-manage, low-cost, online abstract management—especially for smaller associations. So in 2008 they formed a new company, retooled the system once again, and launched as its own website.