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Call For Presentations - May 18-20, 2020 - Palm Desert, CA

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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to speak at the 2020 LeadingAge California’s Annual Conference. We are looking for dynamic presentations that cover relevant topic and concepts for aging service providers. If you have fresh, innovative education topics that can help enhance the delivery of care to older adults to age in place, we welcome your submission.
All presentation submissions must be receive by 11:59 p.m. on September 9, 2019. Please note that incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. We recommend reviewing the proposal form prior to going through the electronic submission so you are prepared to complete the form in one sitting. Additionally, please note that all panel presentations must disclose all speakers at the time of submission. Proposals cannot be changed once the deadline has passed.


Submission Resources
1) View a copy of proposal form here.
2) Get a better sense of how to write great learning objectives here.
3) Here's the list of topic areas we are looking for this year:

    • Customer Care, Supports, and Services, Clinical
    • Environment, Workforce Development
    • Finance/Human Resources
    • Management and Leadership
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Technology, Innovation/Best Practices
Evaluation Criteria
LeadingAge California’s Service Excellence Committee, experts in the field and association staff will review the proposals using the following criteria:
  • Innovation, creativity, and originality of topic
  • Clarity, depth and specificity of proposal
  • Timeliness, currency, and relevance of subject matter to the specific setting/audience
  • Incorporates interactive learning strategies into program design
  • Experience and knowledge level of speaker
Please Note: LeadingAge California encourages the inclusion of elders, especially in sessions where the content touches on the resident experience.
Please note that LeadingAge California have received a high number of quality proposals through our selection process. We encourage you to review these guidelines carefully to ensure your proposal is given consideration.

Speakers will be notified of LeadingAge California's decision regarding submitted proposals in November 2019. Prospective speakers should keep the Annual Conference dates of May 18-20, 2020 available until notified of your proposal status. LeadingAge California will not accept phone calls regarding the status of proposals at any time during the selection process. All proposals must be submitted electronically.

Upon acceptance as a speaker, a detailed outline of your presentation and headshot photo will be requested. Additional details on presentation requirements due dates will be provided to accepted speakers.

Note: To help keep registration costs affordable for its members, LeadingAge California does not pay honoraria, travel, per diem or other costs for Annual Conference speakers. In addition, speakers are responsible for all expenses incurred in the development and implementation of their presentation(s) including the reproduction, shipment and delivery of their own handouts if the speaker wants to provide hard copy handouts. Annual Conference speakers will receive a daily comp registration for the day of their presentation, or $200 discount off “full conference” registration.

To begin your submission, please click on the “START” button.

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