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2019 LeadingAge PA Annual Conference Proposal Submission Form



LeadingAge PA’s Annual Conference & Exposition to be held June 19-21, 2019 in Hershey, PA, offers presenters an unparalleled forum for showcasing a variety of forward-thinking ideas centering on innovations in senior care and services, financial operations, reimbursement issues, current and emerging trends, advances in technology, and updates on the current and future regulatory environment.

LeadingAge PA—an association of not-for-profit senior services—is the state’s largest trade association representing non-profit, fraternal, religious and government-sponsored providers of housing and health-related service options to Pennsylvania’s elderly. Our 320+ members serve more than 75,000 persons in facility-based settings and tens of thousands more in their homes or other community settings.


Conference Audience
The conference audience is comprised of CEOs, middle/senior managers and other key professionals of non-profit organizations providing services and housing to older adults. Professionals in aging services and allied fields (i.e. fundraising, architecture, marketing, education, law, financial management and public administration) also attend the conference.
Submission Requirements
Submissions that are incomplete or fail to meet the following guidelines will not be considered for review:
  • All proposals must be submitted by November 13, 2018.
  • Late submissions cannot be considered for review. No extensions can be granted.
  • Content and speaker changes will not be accepted once a proposal has been submitted.
In order to develop a high-quality, well-balanced education program, LeadingAge PA reserves the right to limit the number of sessions an organization may provide to no more than three sessions.
Evaluation Criteria
A peer review education task force of LeadingAge PA members, experts in the field and association staff will review submissions using the following evaluation criteria:
  • Timeliness and relevance of topic to aging services.
  • Practical and replicable applicability of concepts for aging services providers.
  • Clarity and depth of session content and education methods that enhance the learning experience.
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of speakers.
For your convenience, gather the following documentation before starting your submission.
  1. Session Title
  2. Session Narrative
  3. Three Learning Objectives - Note! Please click on this link to determine the appropriate and best action verb for each learning objectiveBlooms Taxonomy Verbs
  4. Presentation delivery method
  5. Determine education level
  6. Presentation must fit into one of the educational tracks listed  2019 Strategic Information Focus Areas & Annual Conference Education Tracks
  7. Contact information for each speaker – each speaker must have a unique email address
  8. Academic and professional background for each speaker to include:
    1. Highest Degree Earned
    2. Major/Discipline
    3. Academic Institution
    4. Year
    5. Provide a brief overview of the knowledge and professional experience related to the proposed session topic and the aging services field


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