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Share your expertise in the field of aging services by submitting a proposal to be a presenter at the 2020 LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference and Exhibition May 12 in Vail, CO. 

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How to Apply

  • Proposals will be accepted ONLY through our website (
  • You may submit more than one proposal.
  • Please prepare the following items for each submission:
  1. Contact information 
  2. Brief biographical sketch of presenter
  3. Session title – brief is appreciated
  4. Focused, clear learning objectives
  5. Target audiences
  6. Well-written description of session (to be included in conference brochure if selected)
  7. Leader presenter’s name, this person will be contacted regarding the proposal

Key Dates

  • All proposals should be submitted online no later than November 15, 2019.
  • The LeadingAge Colorado Education Committee will meet in December to select proposals.
  • The Committee will notify applicants of their selections via email in January. Applicants will not be notified of the official status of their proposal until all final selections are made.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. The Education Committee seeks proposals that are high-quality, well-organized, demonstrate best practices, engage and inspire innovation in the field of senior living and care.
  2. The Committee prioritizes well-written, thoughtfully prepared presentations that highlight trends, are thought-provoking, creative, and that are relevant to the field of senior living and care.
  3. Multidisciplinary panels are encouraged, along with interactive or shared-learning formats that allow participants to retain information that is germane and applicable to real life and workplace settings. 
  4. In session evaluations, our attendees value speakers who deliver relevant and current perspectives and that do not serve as advertisements for services or products 
  5. Submissions will be evaluated by LeadingAge Colorado’s Education Committee with the following criteria:
  • Innovation, creativity and originality of topic
  • Timeliness and relevance of subject matter
  • Practical applicability of topic to aging services
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience of presenter(s)

Suggested Topics

  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation
  • Financial Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Growth & Mission Advancement
  • Holistic Well-being
  • Leadership Development
  • Living Well with Dementia
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Middle Market
  • Operations & Performance Improvement
  • Policy, Compliance & Legal Issues
  • Workforce
  • Additional related topics welcome

Target Audiences

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • Administrators
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Department Managers
  • Emerging Leaders

Speaker Guidelines and Reimbursement Policy

  1. Sessions at the Annual Conference are intended to educate and support learning and, therefore, presenters may not sell, promote or pitch any specific products and/or services.
  2. Copyrighted materials should not be reproduced as part of PowerPoint presentations or handouts without permission from the owner/author and should be cited appropriately.
  3. LeadingAge Colorado does not pay concurrent session presenters honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g. travel, lodging or copying), or waive trade show booth fees.
  4. Presenters will receive a complimentary registration for the day of their presentation and may attend other sessions on that same day. Additional days will require a separate registration form and payment. 
  5. Presenters grant permission to LeadingAge Colorado, or anyone acting on their behalf, permission to photograph, film, or otherwise record and use their name, likeness, image in publications, advertising materials, or in any other form, in any media without compensation.
  6. Selected presenter agrees to provide an electronic handout of presentation, PDF formatted, no later than a month prior to conference.

About the Annual Conference

The LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference and Exhibition is a three-day gathering providing high quality educational sessions, product exhibits and networking opportunities. The event is our largest of the year, and an excellent opportunity for community and business members to gather and share.

In 2020 our theme is BE BOLD: Engage, Excite, Elevate.


Please contact Sarah McVeigh, Director of Education and Member Development at the LeadingAge Colorado office at: 303-837-8834 or [email protected].

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