Presenter Requirements

Thank you for your interest in becoming a presenter at the National Federation of Families' 30th Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 14-16, 2019.



Prior to completing an application to present at the conference, please be sure that you will be able to commit to the following expectations and deadlines:

  • April 5: Call for Presentations form is due.

  • April 26: Proposal decisions will be made and presenters will be notified.

  • Late Presentation Proposals may be submitted for consideration here. Submissions will be reviewed and responded to within 2 - 3 weeks. Accepted presentations will be added to our waiting list and presenters will be contacted should a space become available.

  • July 1: Accepted presenters and co-presenters must be registered online and paid in full.

  • September 9: Any changes to presenter names and presentation descriptions are due.

  • September 30: Presenters are responsible for uploading their presentation information in the conference app, Whova, to be made available for conference attendees. Note: A unique link will be emailed to each presenter so that their bio and presentation descriptions and materials may be uploaded in Whova.

  • Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop for their presentation session.  If using a Macbook, an adaptor will also be required to use the projector.



  • Projector and screen

  • Room set up in rounds or theater style, if requested (selection made at time of application)

  • Flipchart and markers, if requested (selection made at time of application)


  • The Call for Presentations Form must be completed online and submitted by Friday, April 5, 2019. Emailed copies of presentations can not be accepted. The Call for Presentations form requests the following information:​​​

    • Presentation level: General or Advanced.  Advanced level presentations are for seasoned leaders and administrators, as well as those who have attended multiple conferences before

    • Presentation length: 90 Minute or 3 Hour Intensive (a limited number can be accepted)

    • Room Setup: Theater or Rounds style or No Preference

    • Contact information, credentials and organization for the main presenter and each co-presenter

    • Proposal title

    • Brief description of your presentation to be printed in the conference program (75 words maximum). National FFCMH reserves the right to edit lengthy descriptions.  *Important: Make sure this description is an accurate representation of what will be included in your workshop, as it will be used for the description in the conference program

    • Session abstract of your presentation that includes learning objectives, description of key points that will be covered or a detailed outline, and method of audience interaction



  • Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by Friday, April 26, 2019.
  • Presenters are responsible for arranging and paying for their registration, travel, lodging, meals, or other expenses associated with the conference by July 1st.
  • Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop to use for their presentation session.  One will not be supplied.  If using a Macbook, be sure to bring the adaptor to use for the projector.
  • National FFCMH offers the presenter's conference registration at the early bird discount.  All accepted presenters and co-presenters must register online and pay the registration fee by Monday, July 1, 2019.
  • No presenters may be changed or added to presentations after Monday, September 9, 2019.
  • Presenters are responsible for uploading their presentation materials in the conference app, Whova, by September 30 to have available for conference attendees. 
    • Should presenters choose to provide paper handouts for their own session(s) in addition to the PDF on the app, they should plan on at least 50 copies.  Expense for these materials is the sole responsibility of the presenter.  
    • ​Presenters are not allowed to sell products at any time during presentations, nor are they allowed to promote a specific product for personal gain. 


  • Potential interest to audience

  • Respectfulness toward families

  • Cultural sensitivity

  • Presenter’s experience, credentials, and presentation history

  • Completeness and quality of required materials

For questions about becoming a presenter, please email or call (240) 403-1901.

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