Submission Deadline:  Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00 PM, CST

Submission Link:

Our Audience Needs:

Our attendees seek hands-on sessions that offer practical knowledge and tools they can take back and share with their agency teams and community.  They seek out innovative, out-of-the-box thinking to offer the highest quality of supports and services for people of ALL abilities.  As well as proven solutions for navigating a complex regulatory environment, limited funding, and workforce recruitment and retention challenges.  

Successful speakers will inspire attendees to:

  • Make a lasting impact on our collective advocacy
  • Motivate, nurture, and lead our teams
  • Cultivate unique partnerships for creative solutions
  • Weave community networks and resources to enhance the services and support we provide

IACP Favorite Presenters:

  • Lead interactive sessions to stimulate thought-provoking discussions
  • Challenge our assumptions
  • Teach replicable approaches our attendees can implement in their communities
  • Provide tools and resources for attendees to use at home
  • Demonstrate the impact and success through data, first-person accounts, and other objective evidence

Presentation Requirements:

  • Free of commercialism
  • Free of partisan political views
  • Standard presentations should fit within 45-minute breakout session to accommodate 15-minute Q&A opportunity 

Speaker Benefits:

  • Visibility as a subject matter expert in the Disability field
  • Complimentary registration to attend the full 2-day conference 
  • Listing on our website and conference program, distributed to all attendees
  • Networking opportunities with providers and advocates in the Disability community

Topics of Interest 

Topics listed below is a sampling of our hot issues and not an exhaustive list. We encourage you to submit proposals on other critical topics not listed below.

Navigating Policy and Regulations:

  • Proficiency in state and federal policies and regulations that impact our work
  • Government programs we should maximize
  • Techniques to influence policy discussions
  • Medicare (dual eligible)
  • Managed care

Providing Quality Services for People with Disabilities:

  • Quality of Care, Care Coordination, Quality Outcomes
  • Person-Centered or Person-Directed Models
  • Defining Community/Creating Natural Supports
  • Providing Complex Behavioral Supports in Community Settings
  • Aging and I/DD
  • Non-Traditional Service Models

Nurturing Our People:

  • Unique Recruitment Strategies
  • Engaging Young Leadership
  • Preventing Employee Burnout/Stress management
  • Career Development Models
  • Interpersonal Skills Development (e.g., teamwork, creative-thinking, decision-making/problem-solving, conflict resolution)

Maximizing Technology:

  • Adaptive Technology for People with Disabilities
  • Technology for Effective Program Management (e.g., data analytics)
  • Technology to Support Workforce (e.g., mobile tech)
  • Robotics (acquisition and uses)

Exemplifying High-Performing Organizations:

  • Human Resource Solutions
  • Performance Metrics and Management
  • Strategic Outsourcing (e.g., shared services)
  • Balancing Liability and Risk
  • Adapting to Change and Leading Organizational Transformation
  • Non-Medicaid Funding Strategies and Partnerships

After Submission:

  • Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • No substantive changes in content or presenters are made without prior written approval from IACP conference staff
  • In the event the original presenter is unable to attend the conference, a substitute presenter of equal expertise will be provided; IACP staff must be contacted immediately
  • IACP will begin contacting selected presenters in January 2019
  • All selected presenters must agree to:
    • Submit a picture and short bio by Friday, February 15, 2019
    • Electronically submit session materials by Tuesday, March 26, 2019