Call for Speaker Proposals

IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show 2022

 Iowa Association of Community Providers and its Education & Training Committee are seeking engaging presenters for the IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show entitled Relentless and Resilient: We Stand Together to be held in Ames, Iowa, May 10-12, 2022.

Speakers: With over 400 attendees annually, the IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show is the pinnacle event of the year bringing community providers and industry professionals to central Iowa. This three-day event is packed full of innovation, insight, and connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with 130 providers with 30,000 employees, serving 160,000 Iowans. Where else can you do that? Please join us!

Please read the information below before you complete the submission form.


FAQs About Speaking at the 2022 IACP Annual Conference
Relentless & Resilient: We Stand Together.

What are the event dates?

The IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show 2022 will be held Tuesday, May 10, through Thursday, May 12, 2022.
An optional pre-conference session will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

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When are speaking proposals due?

Proposals are due by Friday, January 14, 2022.

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Where is the event located?

IACP 2022 Annual Conference will be held at the Scheman building on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Iowa

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What is IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show all about?

The IACP Conference & Trade Show focuses on sharing what works in all aspects of the business operations: service delivery, development, recruitment & retention, strategy, and technology, and best practice. The sessions at this event highlight practical content that will help you find immediate solutions to the challenges you face.

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What is the program focus for the Annual Conference theme, Relentless & Resilient: We Stand Together 2022?

We are looking for a variety of topics that cover the spectrum of needs among all levels of professionals, including but not limited to:

  • Industry Best Practice
  • Service Excellence
  • Workforce Solutions
  • Data, Measurement & Outcomes
  • Development & Tools for Business Efficiencies
  • Innovative Strategies
  • Emerging Technologies & Cyber Security
  • Management & Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Overall Health
  • Video & Media for marketing and/or Community Education
  • Case studies on solutions that solved a pressing learning or business challenge
  • Hands-On BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) sessions
  • Any other examples of sharing what works for technology-based learning and service delivery

Your session is more likely to be selected if your content is unique to this event, focused, in-depth, and offers practical solutions, ideas, strategies, or techniques.

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Who is the target audience for IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show?

The target audience for sessions includes all levels of organizational leadership including direct support professionals, clinicians, government personnel and MCO staff who are actively focused on the tools, technologies, strategies, and techniques utilized in service delivery.

The program supports the entire team, so regardless of your specific role, you’ll find practical solutions and approaches you can use immediately to solve your learning and performance support challenges.

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What types and durations of sessions are offered at these events?

  • Optional pre-conference sessions will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
  • Concurrent sessions will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Session run times are either 90 minutes or ½ day at 3 hours.
  • Sessions may be offered as Hands-On BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) sessions. For more details on the BYOD format, see the next point below.

Selected speakers will be assigned a slot by the IACP staff. If you have any scheduling conflicts, please note them on your submission form.

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What is Hands-On BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)?

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. These sessions are hands-on and give participants an opportunity to actually work along with the presenter. These sessions may be either half-day (3 hour) sessions or 90-minute concurrent sessions.

Participants in BYOD sessions are expected to bring their laptops (or alternative devices, such as smartphones or tablets, as specified by the presenter) with the software being discussed already installed.

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Who is eligible to present at these events?

As a community-based organization, we welcome any and all proposals.

Vendors of products and services will be considered; however, NO marketing or self-promotion is allowed. Sessions must be educational and informational in content. While not required, proposals that feature a case study with a client are strongly preferred.

Alternately, if you are interested in exhibiting at this event and want to find out about promotional opportunities, contact [email protected].

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Are speakers compensated?

One free full-conference registration is provided per session. This free registration is given to the main presenter listed on the submission form. This registration cannot be shared or split. Presenters who are selected to conduct more than one session are given one free registration in total.

The first co-presenter (if applicable) will be able to register for the conference at a substantially discounted rate (no other discounts apply). This discount cannot be shared or split. For any additional co-presenters, normal conference registration fees and discounts will apply.

Full-day presenters, in addition, may have their travel and hotel costs covered. They may also receive a fee based on session attendance.

NOTE: All presenters must be listed when you submit your proposal. Additional presenters cannot be added to your session without the approval of IACP staff.

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What is required of me as a speaker from a technical standpoint?

  • Speakers must bring their presentation to load onto the computer provided by the venue.  The presentation must use PowerPoint or another web-based program in order to display. 
  • Standard AV provided includes computer projector, screen, speakers for the computer, and wireless access. Other AV equipment requested will be approved case-by-case.

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If selected as a speaker, what information and materials will I be asked to provide?

  • A photo for use on the event website and other event materials. Photos must be formatted to be a minimum of 300 DPI, 5 by 7 inches, and in TIFF, JPG, or PNG format.
  • Any audiovisual (AV) requirements for your session(s).
  • OPTIONAL: Session materials that will be posted for event participants before, during, and after the event. 

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How do I submit a proposal?

It’s simple. Use the online application and complete all areas of the form. Completing a submission takes approximately 10 minutes. You may submit more than one proposal, but you must submit a separate form for each session proposed.

We recommend creating a draft of your proposal offline before entering it into the online CFP form. If you would like to do so, you can find a copy of the proposal form in Word format here. 

If you need to exit the form without submitting, be sure to use the “save and continue later” function found at the top of the proposal form.

NOTE: If your browser or computer crashes while you’re in the process of filling out this form, you can contact [email protected] to get access to your partially completed survey.

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I have additional questions—who can I reach out to?

If you have any questions about the proposal form, these instructions, or the event, or if you are unsure whether your topic is appropriate for this event, please contact [email protected].