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Request for Session Proposals

SUPPORTED LIFE 2020 Conference (October 8-9, 2020):

"Moving Inclusion from Vision to Reality"



Session Presenter Proposals - Deadline: Friday 3/31/20

The conference planning committee welcomes session proposals from individuals and agencies for Supported Life 2020. Sessions are generally 70 minutes long. All proposals received by the due date are reviewed by the planning committee.

APPLY ONLINE HERE or by EMAIL: or FAX: 916-567-1977
or MAIL to: Supported Life Institute, 1010 Hurley Way, Ste 180, Sacramento, CA 95825

Please send us the following information:
1. Session Title (8 words or less)
2. Lead Presenter Info: Name / Affiliation, Address (including Zip), Phone Numbers (Day & Evening), Email (if any)
    Note if you are a: Family member, Person with a disability, Professional (or Other - explain)
3. General topic area (refer to the general topic areas in the save-the-date flyer)
4. May we assign you for "Either Conference Day" or note "Thur 10/8" or "Fri 10/9" if only available on one day
5. If there are other presenters, please provide for each:
Co-Presenters Names / Affiliations, Email and note for each if a Family member, Person with a disability, Professional (or Other - explain)
6. Session Summary (50 - 100 words)
7. Brief Resume / Bio / Personal History of Lead Presenter
8. Session Objectives: 3 brief one-sentence descriptions of what attendees will learn from your session.


Notes for Session Applicants          Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2020


Presenters DO pay registration fees. But see C below.

B. Acceptance Letters will be sent by the end of June to Lead Presenters (& for you to distribute to any co-presenters) along with Final Presenter Forms for you to complete (due Jul 31) with A/V requests, preferred introduction, and any session or presenter changes.

Note: Reduced Speaker Fees! See below:
up to 3 presenters per accepted session who complete Final Presenter Forms and pay by July 31st.

- professionals pay only $50 (both days) or $25 (session day)
- people with disabilities or family members pay only $50 (both days) or $25 (session day)

(Speaker discount is only available to those whose forms are received by the deadline)

D. Most A/V Requests are offered at no cost to you if we receive your completed Final Presenter Forms by 7/31/20.

Since the Supported Life Conference is a professional and inclusive conference, please note that:
- Technical information is encouraged, but the audience is diverse, including people with disabilities, family members, and professionals with widely varying amounts of experience in the field;
- we encourage proposals which include people with disabilities / family members as presenters
- we encourage presenting of hands-on, practical information and techniques to be presented, as well as personal stories.