Speaker Terms & Conditions

General Information

Thank you for your interest in presenting a workshop at the 31st Annual National Protective Services Association Conference and 2nd National Bridges to Justice Conference which will take place November 16th-18th, 2020 at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids Michigan. (Note: When making hotel arrangements, please mention you are with the NAPSA group.) NAPSA is partnering with the Aging and Adult Services Agency, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for this event. Without the participation of our workshop presenters, our conference would not be possible.

NAPSA annually provides the only national conference that addresses elder abuse, abuse of adults with disabilities and adult protective services (APS). The 2020 conference will provide another outstanding training opportunity for APS line staff and administrators. But this year it will expand to include exceptional training geared specifically for law enforcement officials, prosecutors, court personnel, domestic violence and victim advocates, and disability services providers. Other professionals who will benefit from attendance include health care professionals, long-term care advocates and investigators.

Please complete this form to submit your workshop proposal. Proposals must be made through this online form. We do not accept fax or paper proposals. We encourage you to submit more than one proposal.Below are some targeted topics we would like to receive proposals that address, though all topics are welcome:

Cutting Edge Research Self-Neglect
Financial Exploitation Cultural Competency
Developmental Disabilities Working with Tribes & American Indians
Balancing Safety with Autonomy Working with LGBT Adults
Quality Assurance Caseload Management
Rural Practice and Policy Issues Guardianship
Supervision Investigation Tools/Assessments
Evidence-Based Practice Training
Criminal Justice Issues
Legal Issues
Victim Advocacy
Interviewing Skills
Presenter Registration

We are pleased to offer one complimentary conference registration, including all sessions, to the primary speaker for each workshop. The primary speaker is the person submitting this form. If attending the event, additional speakers must register at the NAPSA member rate.

Sorry, NAPSA is unable to provide speaker fees or reimbursement for travel expenses/lodging.  
Agreement to Present
  • Submission of a proposal is the speaker’s agreement to present.
  • Confirmed presenters are requested to provide their presentation slides/handout materials to the conference organizers at least 30 days in advance of the event. Presentation slides/handout materials will be posted to a password protected portion of the NAPSA website and will be accessible to attendees prior to and/or after the event.
  • Primary presenter is responsible for: a) notifying and confirming co-presenters; b) notifying co-presenters of any scheduling changes, and c) notifying NAPSA of any changes in the presenters or the presentation (such changes must be approved by NAPSA prior to the conference).
  • An LCD projector, screen, and wireless remote used to advance your slides will be placed in every workshop room. Internet access will be made available as requested (wireless only). Presenters are asked to provide their own laptops or tablets. Any additional audio/video equipment must have prior approval by NAPSA.
  • All conference sessions, including APS procedures recommended and presentation materials used, must be consistent with the NAPSA Code of Ethics. Presenters are cautioned to fully protect client confidentiality, privacy, and right to informed consent when using materials such as videos, photos, and case examples.
  • NAPSA has gone green! Presentation slides/handout materials will be made available via the NAPSA website to all attendees, but no printed handouts will be provided. Presenters may bring their own handouts to the conference for distribution to workshop attendees, if desired.
Questions? Feel free to contact us.
  • Deadline for all workshop proposals is March 15th, 2020 (11:59 PM Eastern Time).
  • NAPSA will inform all Primary Presenters of their acceptance status by April 30th, 2020.
  • Primary Presenters are asked to submit all workshop materials by  October 17th, 2020.

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