Coming Up in the Portal

In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. This page contains the theme, guidelines, and deadlines for the upcoming issue of the magazine and will change regularly. Our editorial calendar will give you a glance further into future issues, and the Submit Your Story page details regular columns to which you may submit articles and news, as well as our submission guidelines and instructions.

July/August 2021

The Challenge of Change, a Community Transformed


All IAM-YP members are invited and encouraged to contribute to our upcoming feature story in IAM's Portal magazine.

The deadline for submissions to this issue is June 15, 2021.

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life around the globe, from individual relationships to organizational operations. The most obvious employment shift caused by the pandemic is the shift to office staff working from home. The authors will discuss topics including innovative solutions their companies have implemented to increase productivity while working from home, the benefits of flex time and remote work options, and the positive outcomes achieved.


This is an open invitation to all IAM-YP members, whether you've contributed in the past or not, to talk about your experiences in the changes Coronavirus has brought to your business environment and how you see them transforming the industry in the coming years.

Here are some topics to help you get started:


  • Has your company accelerated the process of incorporating new technologies into your existing business practices?

  • When business decreased during lockdown periods, what creative ways did your company find to keep staff employed and occupied?

  • How has your company culture changed as a result of the pandemic? Do you expect any of those changes to remain in place as vaccination rates increase?

  • How have changes in government regulations and client relations affected your business over the past year, and what solutions has your company developed to keep business going?

These topics are suggestions; write about anything that touches on your experiences, best practices, and accumulated wisdom regarding change and transformation in the moving industry.

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  • You may write a complete article or simply provide the suggested information and we’ll include it in a staff-written overview article.

  • High-resolution digital photos (as separate image files, not embedded in your Word document) are welcome and will be used with your story as space permits.

  • We don’t have a specific word limit but suggest about 500-800 words. Remember that all submissions are subject to editing.

  • You may provide your text in an email message or as an attached Word document.

  • Be sure to include the author's name, job title and company with your submission.

  • Send your contribution and any questions to

  • Photos must be high-resolution for print; a mobile phone photo at original size is usually acceptable.