PLEASE NOTE: You will likely want to use the instructions located here to complete a proposal as a text file first and then copy and paste your answers in this proposal form since there will be some questions that will require somewhat lengthy answers (Brochure description, Outline, etc)

NACAC is seeking presenters to help parents, professionals, and advocates gain skills and knowledge in adoption-related topics at its 2018 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. The conference will be will be held August 8-10, 2018 (pre-conference session: August 7), in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Workshops will be 75, 90 or 120 minutes; some double workshops (three hours) may be offered. [The 2018 conference will be held from Wednesday to Friday with the pre-conference on Tuesday. THESE ARE DIFFERENT DAYS OF THE WEEK THAN THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED IN THE PAST.

We ask presenters to submit no more than five proposals.

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.

We will notify prospective presenters about final session decisions by mid-February 2018.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

NOTIFICATION OF DECISION: by mid-February 2018

CONFERENCE DATES: WEDNESDAY, August 8 to FRIDAY, August 10, 2018 (pre-conference TUESDAY, August 7)

CONFERENCE LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

ANY ISSUES OR QUESTIONS: or 651-644-3036