The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) hosts two (2) conferences a year for regional directors, owners, administrators, and direct care staff of assisted living communities from throughout Virginia. One conference is held in the spring, and one conference is held in the fall of each year. VALA also provides additional workshops throughout the year based on the assisted living industry's need for additional training.

VALA invites you to submit a proposal to speak at one of VALA's upcoming events. Presentations are selected by a program review committee and are evaluated on the timeliness of the topic, overall interest by conference attendees, a well-defined description, and relevance to the assisted living industry. We accept proposals throughout the year for upcoming conferences, so please specify if you desire to speak at a specific conference. Notifications of acceptance to speak will be sent out via e-mail upon approval.

ALL PRESENTATIONS MUST BE EDUCATIONAL. NO SPECIFIC COMPANY, PRODUCT OR SERVICE MAY BE ENDORSED IN THE PRESENTATION. PRODUCTS OR SERVICES EXPRESSED IN THE PRESENTATION MUST BE GENERIC AND AVAILABLE THROUGH MULTIPLE COMPANIES.

* 1. Presenter Information:

* 2. Pertinent qualifying experience (in content area and in instruction) to serve as a presenter:

* 3. Description of Current Responsibilities:

* 4. Presenter's Education Information (Required for continuing education credits approval from NAB):

* 5. Presenter's Education Information (Continued) (Required for continuing education credits approval from NAB):

* 6. Presentation Title

* 7. Presentation Description: Please be very specific and accurate on the topics covered in your session, as this description will be used in the marketing materials for the conference.

* 8. Presentation Learning Objectives:

* 9. Will you have a co-presenter?

* 10. Audiovisual Needs: Please select below all audiovisual items you would require of VALA to present at the conference. Should you offer a computerized presentation, we encourage you to provide your own laptop. VALA will not provide TVs or VCRs. A microphone will be provided to presenters on an as needed basis based on room and audience size.

* 11. Please select which presentation format you would be willing to present this specific session.

* 12. I acknowledge and accept that VALA is unable to pay honoraria, travel, per diem, or other costs for presenters. Speakers are allowed to have a table set up to sell promotional items after the conclusion of the presentation to offset speakers' expensives.

* 13. Please provide any additional information you would like VALA to consider when evaluating your proposal to speak. Should you have a preference on which conference to speak at, please include that information here.

Thank you for your interest in providing professional development opportunities for individuals within the assisted living community.

Should you have any questions about VALA, please feel free to contact us at (804) 332-2111 or information@valainfo.org. Should you need it, VALA's mailing address is PO Box 71266, Henrico, VA 23255.

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