Presenter Requirements

Thank you for your interest in becoming a presenter at the National Federation of Families' 2021 Virtual Conference on November 4 - 6, 2021.

 

DEADLINES TO REMEMBER

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 30: Call for Presentations form is due.

  • June 25: 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 30: Accepted presenters and co-presenters must be registered online and paid in full.

  • September 10: Any changes to presenter names and presentation descriptions are due.

  • October 1: 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.

PRESENTER APPLICATION PROCESS

  • The Call for Presentations Form must be completed online and submitted by Friday, April 30. 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 in the past.

    • Presentation length: 60 Minute, 90 Minute or 3 Hours (90 Minutes presentations are the most common and have the largest number of available slots in the conference agenda.)

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

    • Proposal title

    • Brief description of your presentation to be loaded in the conference program (75 words maximum). National FFCMH reserves the right to edit descriptions.  *Important: Be sure this description is an accurate representation of what will be presented in your workshop. It will be used in our conference program and is the content expected by conference attendees who choose to attend your workshop as well as by the National Federation of Families.

    • 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.

 

PRESENTER GUIDELINES

  • Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by Friday, June 25th.
  • All accepted presenters and co-presenters must register online and pay the registration fee by Friday, July 30th to secure their presentation spot in the agenda.
  • No presenters may be changed or added to presentations after Friday, September 10.
  • Presenters are responsible for uploading their presentation materials in the conference app, Whova, by Friday, October 1st to have available for conference attendees.
    • Registered conference attendees will be able to download all presentations, handouts and materials loaded in our conference app post conference.
    • ​Presenters may not sell products at any time during presentations, nor are they allowed to promote a specific product for personal gain.

PROPOSALS REVIEW PROCESS

  • 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 conference@ffcmh.org or call (240) 403-1901.