Calling All Presenters
National VOAD is excited to announce the theme for the 2021 National VOAD Conference being held May 17-20 in St. Louis, Missouri is “Adapting to a Changed World“.
We need your help in putting together a great conference! Please consider submitting a proposal to present a workshop at the 2021 National VOAD Conference.
Here are some suggested topics for workshops that we will slate as tracks in the final schedule appropriately:
Training and Education
Leading practices, continuity planning, raising the next generation of leaders, resource sharing, tutorials or guidance on old and new subjects
Social Justice in Disaster Response
Case studies, focus on vulnerable populations, social justice implications
Emerging Practices & Innovation
Use of technology, new approaches to old problems, creative solutions in limited resource environments
The 4 C’s
Creative and diverse partnerships, collaborative progamming, cross-sector success stories
All workshop proposals are reviewed and scored by the Conference Workshop Review Committee, which is comprised of representatives from the following stakeholder groups: National VOAD members, partners, board members, and staff. The committee will score and select workshops based on presentations that meet the following five criteria, including:
1. Topic: Currency, importance and appropriateness of the topic to the field. Is this a topic that will be of interest to the National VOAD audience?
2. Implementation Goals: Do the stated implementation goals provide the audience with ACTIONABLE knowledge and information?
3. Engagement: Will the presentation engage the National VOAD audience?
4. Quality of Proposal: Does the proposal communicate what the workshop is about?
5. Collaboration: Does this presentation provide an example of collaboration and partnership especially public-private partnerships?
If you have any questions regarding the request for proposals or the selection process, please contact the National VOAD Conference Office by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 225-408-4459.
Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2020
National VOAD continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. The safety and wellbeing of our attendees is our top priority. If there are any changes to event schedules, we will notify everyone via email and post updates to www.nvoad.org as well.