Submit a presentation proposal

The call for presentations window is closed for 2023.

Presentation proposal submission guidelines

What to know before you begin

  • Conference dates: April 27-28, 2023.
  • The 2023 conference theme is Connecting Citizens and Fostering Community.
  • Proposed presentation topics are due by 5:00 p.m., March 19, 2023.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches when preparing your submission. Presentations focused on sales or marketing will not be considered.
  • All presentation submissions must include the name, institutional affiliation and email address of the presenter; a title (10 word maximum); a brief abstract (150 words maximum) that describes the presentation format and, ideally, how the topic fits into the conference theme. In addition, indicate which type of session you are submitting for consideration.
  • Presentation and/or workshop sessions are limited to one (1) co-presenter; panel discussions are limited to four (4) panelists and one (1) moderator.
  • Each proposal may be submitted to only one session topic. It is possible that a presentation may fit in multiple topics, so select the one you think is the best fit. Program chairs may move proposals to other topics if needed.

Session topics

  • Community – Engaging and overcoming obstacles to build a stronger community
  • Education – Connecting communities and redefining access to education
  • Business – Embracing economic pluralism and eliminating barriers that create inequity
  • First Responders – Recognizing the need for a collaborative alliance of health care providers, mental health practitioners, law enforcement and other community services

Presentation options

  • Open Paper Presentation (2-3 proposals per session) – These sessions will be open to submissions of well-developed research during the call for paper abstracts.
  • Academic Paper Presentation (2-3 pre-selected papers fitting with the session topic) – These presentations can include a commentator
  • Panel Discussion – This session will have a focused theme to be addressed by a panel of discussants or a moderator.
  • Workshop Presentation – This presentation will have a focused topic that will be addressed by the presenter/s.