Invitation to Submit Proposal

You’re invited to share your nutrition, senior center, and aging services expertise, research, and promising practices by submitting a presentation proposal for Building Momentum: The Future of Aging Well Conference - a one-of-a-kind educational event in 2018. This Joint Conference is being sponsored by the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP), the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), and the Association of Illinois Senior Centers (AISC).

Date & Location: June 8-10, 2018 –Charleston Marriott – Charleston, SC

Topic Areas: The Conference Committee is seeking proposals for workshops, sessions, and/or panel presentations of 60-75 minutes in length for educational (not commercial) purposes. Presentations with a unique, broad appeal to nutrition and aging service providers and senior center professionals are encouraged. Topics can include (but are not limited to): nutrition components for home-delivered and congregate meal preparation; building successful partnerships; community visibility, support, and leadership; board development; resource development; fundraising and volunteer management; marketing and image; administration and governance; and innovative programs and services such as intergenerational, technology, evidence-based health and wellness, multi-cultural, recreational, educational, and transportation.

Proposal Requirements: All proposals must include your contact information, the proposed presentation title and description, a brief narrative bio, and speaker qualifications.

Deadline: All proposals are due November 30, 2017. Proposals will be assessed on practical applicability, innovation and originality, clarity and completeness, timeliness of subject matter, and presenter experience. Final selections will be made and presenters notified by December 30, 2017.

Presenters are responsible for their own expenses, including related travel and registration fees. LCD projectors, screens, and microphones will be provided upon request. Presenters are required to submit handouts 45 days in advance for inclusion in the conference resources distributed to all attendees prior to and on site.

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