NACAC is seeking presenters to help parents, professionals, and advocates gain skills and knowledge in adoption-related topics at its 2020 conference. NACAC encourages adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, researchers, adoptees, birth parents, former foster youth, therapists, and other child advocates to submit workshop proposals. 

PLEASE NOTE: Instructions are located at 

For questions requiring longer answers (Brochure description, Outline, etc.), you can copy and paste from a text file into the form.

The conference will be held August 27–29, 2020 (pre-conference session: August 26), in Toronto, Ontario. Workshops are either 75 or 90 minutes long.

We ask presenters to submit no more than five proposals. If you submit multiple proposals but have a strong favorite, please indicate your top choice in Q11, workshop description. (We cannot guarantee we will select your top choice, but it’s useful for us to know.)

Sessions may have up to three presenters. Presenters who are NACAC members will have reduced registration fees, but donate their time and expenses as a contribution to waiting children and the adoption community.

You will receive an email confirmation that your proposal was received within one week of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us at or 651-644-3036. (Please add to your address book or safe email list so the confirmation doesn't end up in your junk mail or spam folder.)

NACAC makes final selections after board members, staff, and conference committee participants review proposals.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: November 15, 2019


CONFERENCE DATES: August 27 to 29, 2020 (pre-conference August 26)


ANY ISSUES OR QUESTIONS: or 651-644-3036

NACAC is not responsible for verifying the originality of submissions, and cannot be held liable for presenters’ copyright infringements or other ownership rights violations.