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    Call For Presentations

    Call for Presentations is OPEN through March 1, 2021

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

    The 2021 Florida Conference on Aging will be a virtual event.

    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 March 1, 2020. Final selections will be made by April 9, 2021.

    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. Sessions are 60 minutes with a maximum of four presenters.

    Workshops: “how-to” or “promising practice” sessions with Q&A
    Panel Discussions: up to four panelists discuss a subject from different perspectives
    Point Counter-Point: opposing views presented on provocative topics

    Promising Practices

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

    All presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee. Any equipment required to present at the virtual Florida Confernce on Aging is the responsibility of the presenter(s).

    Pre-Conference Intensives
    Your proposal to conduct a Pre-Conference Intensive is also welcome. Pre-Conference Intensives will be conducted on Monday, August 9, 2021. Pre-Conference intensives are workshops or trainings that are 2 hours to 4 hours in length. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2021. Attendees will pay a separate fee to attend these sessions. Pre-Conference Intensives are not included in the conference registration fee. To request a copy of the Intensive Proposal Instructions, please contact Colette Vallee at (850) 222-8877 or by email at [email protected]

    How To Submit a Proposal
    All proposals must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2021. 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, point counter-point, or panel discussion.

    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 area for the proposal – see list above.

    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 in 2-3 sentences. A full CV or resume is not required.

    All proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2021.
    Please contact FCOA at [email protected] or 850-222-8877 if you have questions about the Conference or submission process.