Call for Proposals

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The association delivers many education events throughout the year and for some of those programs we look to our members to submit ideas to help build the content. This is your opportunity to propose an idea for a session or poster.

2020 Annual Leadership Conference 
Nov. 2-4, 2020
Tampa, FL
Call for Proposals: Submit your proposal now through May 29 
Conference Registration: Opens August 2020

Do you have a topic and want to share it with us? We’re always looking for great session ideas and dynamic presenters.  Keep the association’s call for proposals in mind to submit an idea for a specific program or email us at

Proposal author information

Who can submit a proposal? 
Member institutions are not limited in the number of proposals they may submit. Members may invite nonmembers to co-present.  Nonmember participation is based on association review and must be disclosed during the call for proposals process. Nonmembers may attend the Quality and Safety Conference. Nonmember presenter attendance is limited to their education session at the Annual Leadership Conference. Poster presentations are limited to member presenters only. Nonmembers should email Gretchen Neis or call (913) 981-4143 about proposal submission.

Presenter agreements
Prior to submitting your proposal, please review the presenter agreements. Agreements may vary depending on the meeting.    

If your proposal is accepted, you are required to register for the program and are responsible for your own expenses, paying the conference registration fee, making your own arrangements for hotel accommodations and other related travel expenses. Additionally, you are required to be available to present either live or virtually (should the need arise). 

Designing your proposal
Before you submit your proposal, please review the following:

Selection criteria
Proposals are reviewed and rated based on the following criteria: relevance and interest, transferable/scalable/replicable, uniqueness, and results/outcomes/sustainability.