Institute/Expo

2020 INSTITUTE & EXPO CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS NOW OPEN

Proposal Deadline:  Midnight, Monday, July 8, 2019

About the Event
The annual LeadingAge Minnesota Institute & Expo is the premier conference for older adult services providers. With three days of cutting-edge education, special events and countless networking opportunities, it is the must-attend event of the year. It is scheduled for February 4 - 7, 2020 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Audience
The Institute attracts over 4,000 older adult services professionals — from CEOs to various interdisciplinary team members to direct line staff — providing senior housing and/or senior health care services in a variety of settings. This audience is experienced and knowledgeable. They want and have requested advanced level training. They have also come to expect the most current and highest quality of information and ideas to take back and use in their respective organizations.

About the Programs
This event typically features 100+ educational programs and we’re calling on you to help us plan them by submitting one or more proposals. The sessions are one hour in length. The design of hour-long programs should have an interactive learning experience and the rest information sharing. (Examples provided on the application form.)

Evaluation of the Proposals
The 2019 Education Committee and LeadingAge Minnesota education staff will review all submissions and proposals. Those CFPs that offer highly interactive shared-learning approaches are especially preferred. Proposal Applications that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete will not be considered for review. Submissions will be evaluated to ultimately develop a high-quality, interactive, well-balanced, shared-learning education program via the following criteria:

  • Innovation, creativity and originality of topic
  • Clarity, depth and specificity of proposal
  • Timeliness, currency and relevance of subject matter to the specific setting/audience
  • Incorporates interactive learning strategies into the program design
  • Advanced level content reflected in learning objectives and session descriptions
  • Practical applicability of topic to aging services settings
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of presenter(s)


The Call for Presentation Process is Very Competitive!
Of the 120+ proposals received each year, less than half actually make it onto the Institute’s program schedule. In addition to your proposal meeting the criteria listed above, you can increase the odds of it being accepted if your program topic addresses some unique program/audience needs:

Required CEUs:

  • Ethics-related topics specifically for Minnesota licensed social workers.
  • Sanitation-related topics for dietary/nutrition/food services professionals.  
  • Programs of interest to interdisciplinary team members

The Institute isn’t just for CEOs, COOs, campus administrators, directors of nursing/nurse managers, campus administrators, housing managers and board members. All kinds of department head level and other staff need training too! Click on the tab below for proposal ideas.


Target Audiences and Topic Ideas

Speakers will be notified of LeadingAge Minnesota's decision regarding proposals by mid-October 2019. All prospective speakers are required to keep the conference dates of Feb. 4 - 7, 2020 available until notified of the status of their proposal. LeadingAge Minnesota will not accept phone calls regarding the status of proposals at any time during the selection process.

Please Note:  To help keep registration costs affordable for its members, LeadingAge Minnesota does not pay honoraria, travel, per diem or other costs for CFP speakers. In addition, speakers are responsible for all expenses incurred in the development and implementation of their presentation(s). PowerPoints for CFP presentations are required. All speakers are invited to participate in the Institute during the day of their presentation(s) as LeadingAge Minnesota's guest.

Submitting Your Proposal
Complete a separate Proposal Application for each proposed presentation by midnight on Monday, July 8, 2019. Repeat submissions from prior years are discouraged.

Proposal Applications that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete will not be considered for review. 

Questions? Contact Heidi Simpson in the LeadingAge Minnesota offices at hsimpson@leadingagemn.org or 651.603.3506 before June 11 or after July 2, 2019.  Contact Ashley Rogers from June 12 – July 1, 2019 arogers@leadingagemn.org

2020 Institute Call for Presentations Application

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