Call for Presentations

LeadingAge Iowa is seeking presentations that:
  • Are timely, relevant, practical, and actionable.
  • Incorporate engaging, interactive educational methods.
  • Provide concrete takeaways and resources and/or demonstrate measurable outcomes.
LeadingAge Iowa is seeking speakers who:
  • Are qualified in the subject matter.
  • Experienced professionals, experts in their field.
  • Engage the audience and encourage active participation (examples: show-of-hands voting; discuss with neighbor or in small groups; use case studies). Each presentation should provide 2-4 opportunities for attendees to think, to write and/or to share.
  • Understand that attendees are seeking to understand what your research and data mean to them and how it is applicable to their organization.
  • Help attendees uncover what the content means.
  • Create opportunities to discuss how to apply the content (example: "what one idea shared today are you going to try?").
  • Connect to the attendees' emotions.
  • See the attendees as co-creators along with you, not simply as a consumer of your information.
  • Focus on what is in the best interest of the attendees for your session.
Please Note:
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Each presenter is limited to three proposals and each topic submitted must have its own complete application.
  • Please do not complete the form in all-caps or use bullet points in your answers. Your assistance is appreciated.
  • To help keep registration costs affordable for its members, LeadingAge Iowa does not pay honoraria, travel, per diem or other costs for CFP speakers in a live or virtual environment.  In addition, speakers are responsible for all expenses incurred in the development and implementation of their presentation(s). PowerPoints for CFP presentations are required. All speakers are invited to participate in the event on the day of their presentation as LeadingAge Iowa’s guest.
Please contact Amy Huisman at [email protected] or 515-440-4630

You will need the following information to complete the CFP:
  • Session title
  • Purpose statement (1 sentence)
  • Summary (less than 100 words)
  • 3 Learning objectives and accompanying content/topics
  • Bibliography (list of sources used in preparing the presentation in APA format)
  • A/V requests
  • Presenter(s) contact information and biographical summary

To review the CFP in its entirety, click here (only complete proposals submitted through the online form will be considered.)

Future Conference Dates:
2024 Leadership Symposium - September 11-12, 2024 - Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames
2025 Spring Conference & Solutions Expo - May 7-8, 2025 - The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
Proposal Submissions for conferences are due 4 months prior to the conference dates.

Proposals will be considered for a variety of virtual and in-person events including both conferences, workshops, webinars and other education content.

Click here to complete your Call for Presentations form.