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Request for Session Proposals

SUPPORTED LIFE 2017 Conference (October 6-7, 2017):

Designing Dreams: Blueprint for a Meaningful Life

 


Session Presenter Proposals - Deadline: Wednesday 5/24/17

The conference planning committee welcomes session proposals from individuals and agencies for Supported Life 2017. Sessions are 60 to 70 minutes long (please be prepared for either until assigned).
All proposals received by the due date are reviewed by the planning committee.

APPLY ONLINE HERE or by EMAIL: afaletti@supportedlife.org or FAX: 916-567-1977
or MAIL to: Supported Life Institute, 1010 Hurley Way, Ste 180, Sacramento, CA 95825

Please send us the following information:
1. Session Title (8 words or less)
2. Lead Presenter Info: Name / Affiliation, Address (including Zip), Phone Numbers (Day & Evening), Email (if any)
    Note if you are a: Family member, Person with a disability, Professional (or Other - explain)
3. General topic area (refer to the general topic areas in the save-the-date flyer)
4. May we assign you for "Either Conference Day" or note "Thur 10/5" or "Fri 10/6" if only available on one day
5. If there are other presenters, please provide for each:
Co-Presenters Names / Affiliations, Email and note for each if a Family member, Person with a disability, Professional (or Other - explain)
6. Session Summary (50 - 100 words)
7. Brief Resume / Bio / Personal History of Lead Presenter
8. Session Objectives: 3 brief one-sentence descriptions of what attendees will learn from your session.

 

Notes for Session Applicants          Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A.

Presenters DO pay registration fees. But see C below.

B. Acceptance Letters will be sent by June 30th to Lead Presenters (& for you to distribute to any co-presenters) along with Final Presenter Forms for you to complete (due Jul 28) with A/V requests, preferred introduction, and any session or presenter changes.
C.

A Speaker on-time Discount is available for:

up to 3 presenters per accepted session who complete Final Presenter Forms and pay by July 31st.

Accepted Speakers' July 31st on-time Discount:
- professionals pay only $125 (both days) or $70 (session day) -- less than half of the regular price
- people with disabilities or family members pay only $65 (both days) or $40 (session day) -- 1/3 of non-speaker fee

(Speaker discount is only available to those whose forms are received by the deadline)

D. Most A/V Requests are offered at no cost to you if we receive your completed Final Presenter Forms by 7/31/17.
E.

Since the Supported Life Conference is a professional and inclusive conference, please note that:
- Technical information is encouraged, but the audience is diverse, including people with disabilities, family members, and professionals with widely varying amounts of experience in the field;
- we encourage proposals which include people with disabilities / family members as presenters
- we encourage hands-on, practical information and techniques to be presented, as well as personal stories.