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2018 Call for Presentations

2018 Call for Presentations

LeadingAge New York is seeking rich, engaging educational sessions that are applicable across the continuum of aging services.  Conferences, seminars and audio conferences are held throughout the year and geared towards nursing home administrators, assisted living/adult home administrators, independent housing and home and community-based professionals, directors of nursing, finance, social work, rehabilitation, human resources, CCRC, recreation and activities and adult day health care.

This year's focus is on topics that are timely and applicable to members' day-to-day operations, focused rather than general in nature and that engage our attendees in an interactive way. We will give special consideration to sessions that solve a specific problem that members face, truly giving them concrete solutions to take away.


Conference Dates and Locations:

  • Annual Conference & Exposition - May 22-24, 2018 (note: Tues. - Thurs.), Saratoga Springs.  Attended by CEOs/administrators of all service lines.
  • Housing Professionals Conference - April 10-12, 2018, Syracuse. For housing managers and service coordinators.
  • Adult Day Health Care Conference - April 19-20, 2018, Saratoga Springs. Attended by program directors of medical model adult day care programs.
  • Financial Professionals Conference -  Aug. 28-30, Albany. For CEOs, CFOs, Directors of Finance of all service lines.
  • Recreation & Activity Professionals Conference - Nov. 6-7, Albany. Therapeutic recreational specialists, directors of activity, leisure time specialists, program directors, TR and activity staff members and other professionals for all service lines.
  • Nursing & Social Work Professionals Conference & Expo - Nov. 7-9, Albany. For clinical and social work professionals for all service lines.


Educational Topics:

Click here for a list of suggestions from the selection committee and LeadingAge New York members. 

Sessions are intended to educate/support learning and therefore will not sell, promote or pitch any specific product or service.


Learning Format:

Proposals that offer an interactive shared-learning approach and sessions that are designed to focus on a creative solution to a specific challenge are especially preferred for 2018. 

The selection committee endeavors to expand our educational format beyond the traditional teacher/student PowerPoint format. All presenters are encouraged to use other learning formats to allow for a deeper and more personalized learning experience for attendees, along with practical information they can take home and implement immediately such as:

  • Case-study format
  • Small group problem-solving
  • Panels with LeadingAge NY members are encouraged (maximum of 3-4 panelists)
  • Learning lounge format with speaker as facilitator with focus on topic discussion among attendees without a PowerPoint
  • Utilization of audience response options, such as polling throughout the presentation

Selection Process:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of content
  • Timeliness and relevance of subject matter to service providers across the continuum of care
  • Operationally focused, providing members with immediate "take-aways"
  • Interactivity/inventiveness of the session (for in-person venues)
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of the featured speaker(s) or panel 
  • Proposals that appear to be focused on selling a product or service will be rejected

Submitters for the Annual Conference & Exposition will be notified of the official status of their proposal when all final selections are made in January 2018.  Submissions for all other 2018 programs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Presentations made to LeadingAge NY members are considered contributions to the profession, and all related expenses (honoraria, travel, and program development) are the responsibilities of the presenter(s).

Proposal Submission:

For all programs, please complete the online proposal form by clicking here.

All speakers must submit a resume and biography (required by continuing education credentialing agencies) to Kathy Burke at kburke@leadingageny.org.

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference has passed.

If you submit a proposal for any programs past Nov. 8, 2017, please notify us by email at kburke@leadingageny.org