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The Florida Council
on Aging is
committed to serving
Florida's diverse
aging interests
through education,
and advocacy.
FCOA's Core Values

Founded in 1955, the
Florida Council on
Aging is Florida's
only statewide
representing virtually
all aging interests
and many different

August 28-30, 2017, Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL

Call for Presentations

You’re invited to share your experience and knowledge with over 600 professionals from throughout the aging network.

Conference Highlights
• Over 60 presentations, plus plenary sessions and an exhibit show
• Sessions on local, state and national perspectives
• Pre-Conference sessions for professionals on key issues
• Senior Center workshop track
• Open forum for discussion, learning and skill-building
• FPL/FCOA Quality Senior Living Awards
• Networking opportunities

Open Call for Presentations
You are invited to share your aging-related expertise, research, and promising practices by submitting proposals for presentations. All proposals must be submitted using the online submission form. Proposals for intermediate and advanced presentations are especially sought. In addition to invited faculty, the Program Sub-Committee competitively reviews proposals for conference presentations. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2017. Final selections will be made by
April 6, 2017.

Presentation Formats
Presentations will be conducted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference week, with approximately eight presentations scheduled concurrently. Presenters are asked to provide handouts and allow time for questions and participant interaction. Presentations in any of the following formats will be accepted. Workshops are 60 minutes with a maximum of four presenters.  A limited number of 90 minute workshops will be available. Please indicate in the proposal if you have content that would be better suited to a 90 minute session. 

Workshops: “how-to” or “promising practice” sessions with an emphasis on Q&A
Panel Discussions: up to four panelists discuss a subject from different perspectives
Point Counter-Point: opposing views presented on provocative topics
Poster Session: display your research or best practice in a poster format on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (instructions will be mailed to presenters)

Promising Practices

Adult Day Services

Hospice and Palliative Care


Housing and Universal Design

Aging and Social Attitudes

Information and Assistance

Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Related Disorders

Lifelong Learning

Building Community Partnerships

Liveable Communities /

Business and Aging

Communities for Life

Civic Engagement and Volunteerism

Mental Health and Aging

Demonstration Programs & Pilot Projects

Older Workers

Disaster Preparedness

Senior Centers

Grandparenting and Intergenerational Projects

Supporting Family Caregivers

Health Promotion and Wellness

Transportation and Mobility

Key Topics
Local, state and national perspectives on the following:


Human Resource Management

Baby Boomers


Consumer Directed Models

Leadership and Governance

Care Management

Legal Issues

Community Planning

Long-Term Care Planning

Cultural Competency


Elder Abuse and Exploitation

Marketing and Fundraising

Entrepreneurial Models

Medicaid Reform

Environment and the Aging


Ethics, Spirituality and Values

Poverty and Homelessness

Falls Prevention

Senior Centers

Food Insecurity/Hunger

Special Populations

Fundraising/Grant Writing

Strategic Planning

Health Literacy


Housing and Assisted Living


All presenters are required to register for the conference, pay the registration fee, and pay for audiovisual rental costs associated with their presentation. A screen and podium microphone will be provided by FCOA at no charge. All other equipment costs are the responsibility of the presenter. AV order forms will be provided for selected presentations.

Pre-Conference Intensives
Your proposal to conduct a Pre-Conference Intensive is also welcome. Pre-Conference Intensives will be conducted on Sunday, August 27, 2017 or Monday, August 28, 2017. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2017. To request a copy of the Intensive Proposal Instructions, please contact Colette Vallee at (850) 222-8877 or by email at moreinfo@fcoa.org.

How To Submit a Proposal
All proposals must be submitted electronically by February 28, 2017.
The submission form: https://fcoa.wufoo.com/forms/x1rx6vp61qlzxg5/

The proposal form will ask the following questions:

1. Title AND Format. Please provide a workshop session title that will attract people to your session! The presentation formats are workshop, CORE, point counter-point, panel discussion or poster session.

2. Primary Contact Person AND List of Presenters. Please provide the primary contact person’s name, position, agency, street address, city, state, zip, telephone, and email address. Please also provide this information for all presenters. The primary contact person receives all correspondence and invoices related to the presentation and is responsible for forwarding such information to all other presenters.

3. Learning Objectives. Please list three learning objectives for the presentation. (“At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to...”)

4. Description. Provide a 40-50 word description of the proposed presentation. This description will be used in the printed conference program for all approved workshops. Please use complete sentences (no bullets or lists please).

5. Key Topic. Please state the key topic – see list at left for those of particular interest.

6. Intended Audience & Skill Level. Please describe the intended audience(s) for your presentation (e.g. case managers, executives, nutrition programs, etc.) and the skill level of your presentation (e.g. entry level, intermediate or advanced).

7. Presenter Qualifications. Please briefly describe each presenter’s experience and training that uniquely qualifies them to participate in the proposed presentation. A full CV or resume is not required.

All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2017.  Please contact FCOA at moreinfo@fcoa.org or 850-222-8877 if you have questions about the Conference or submission process.



For sponsor or exhibit information, please contact FCOA at (850) 222-8877 or moreinfo@fcoa.org