Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Louisiana Rural Health Summit!

The Louisiana Rural Health Association is excited to present this Summit to provide actionable support, education, information, and networking opportunities for rural providers across the state. Please review the following terms and information before proceeding with your proposal. You can reach out to Donna Davis at with any questions.

Before you begin completing this form, be prepared to provide presentation description, three learning objectives, and bio, headshot, and contact information of all speakers.

Presentation & Event Information

1. Proposal submissions are due August 9, 2024. Incomplete submissions and/or late submissions will not be reviewed.

2. Presenters selected will be contacted by email in late August.

3. All information presented must be factual or evidence-based and unbiased. Presenters may not use any Summit presentation to market products or services; exhibit space is available for that purpose.

4. Selected speakers will be granted free attendance to the Summit.

5. This Summit is scheduled to be held live and in-person in Lafayette, Louisiana.

6. No honoraria or travel expense reimbursement will be provided and it is the presenter's responsibility to make any travel and/or hotel arrangements that may be required.

7. Length of presentation time slots will be allocated depending upon number of speakers.

8. A computer will be provided with all presentations pre-loaded.

9. All presentations must be intended for an audience of rural healthcare providers, including rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, small rural hospitals, and rural federally qualified health centers.

10. This event is intended to be "action-focused". Therefore, all presentations must include a meaningful "Call to Action" for the attendees. Calls to Action may include, but are not necessarily limited to 1) best practices that can be implemented in healthcare facilities, 2) policy or process changes that can or must be implemented to achieve legal/regulatory compliance, and 3) current or upcoming programs/projects that organizations or providers can utilize or join.

11. A professional photographer will be hired to photograph throughout the event. Photos will be shared with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. LRHA may utilize these photographs in future marketing and promotional materials and in other activities and materials to promote and advance the mission of the organization.

12. Any proposals not selected for presentation at this event may be considered for future LRHA hosted/co-hosted events.
Speaker Information & Requirements

1. In connection with the performance of work under this agreement, the speaker agrees not to discriminate against any person because of age, race, religion, gender, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.The speaker, his/her officers, agents and employees (if applicable) in the performance of this agreement shall act in the capacity of an independent speaker and not as an officer, employee or agent of the Louisiana Rural Health Association.

2. Speakers who intend to use PowerPoint presentations must adhere to the following:
  • The speaker agrees to provide LRHA an electronic version of their presentation, in Microsoft PowerPoint, by close of business October 25, 2024.
  • Edits to submitted presentations may only be made after the event to be uploaded to the event website. Edited presentations will be accepted only between November 11-15, 2024.
  • If your presentation includes an embedded video, be sure to send the video files to LRHA when you send your presentation.
2. Speakers agree that names, interviews, quotations, stories, photographs, video recordings and voice recordings of themselves and/or their presentations may be obtained during the event and used by LRHA for marketing/promotional purposes.

3. Speakers understand and agree that their presentation(s), including any documents and recordings, will be made available online to all attendees.

4. The existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship a speaker has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or providers of commercial services must be disclosed.