2020 LeadingAge PA Annual Conference Proposal Submission Form


LeadingAge PA’s Annual Conference + EXPO to be held June 16-19, 2020 in Hershey, PA, offers presenters an unparalleled forum to showcase a variety of forward-thinking ideas and innovations in senior care and services. Current and emerging trends, financial operations, reimbursement issues, technology advancements, marketing strategy, and regulatory environment are just a few of the focus issues you will find in our breakout and keynote sessions! 

LeadingAge PA—an association for nonprofit senior services in Pennsylvania—is the state’s largest trade association representing nonprofit, fraternal, religious and government-sponsored providers of housing and health-related service options to Pennsylvania’s seniors. Our 370+ 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 October 18, 2019.
  • 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  2020 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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