Call for Presenters – ADARA Conference 2011

Call for Conference Presentation Proposals

The deadline for receiving proposals for the 2011 ADARA conference,
scheduled April 12-16 in San Diego has been extended to Friday July 23,
2010. The form can be found on the ADARA web site at under the conference information link.

Please note that agencies who support presenters will be recognized as
sponsors of the conference.

The conference is currently planning to offer three tracks- Rehabilitation,
Mental Health/Chemical Dependency, and Transition/Independent Living.
Within those tracks we hope to offer training that will assist professionals
in developing skills that will enhance their opportunity for advancement.

Proposals for 90 minute sessions or in-depth training sessions of 3 hours
or longer are welcome. All proposals will be reviewed and a decision is
expected by mid-August.

Doug H. Dittfurth
Vice President of ADARA
Email: [email protected]

April 12-16, 2011

ADARA – Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with
Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing request proposals for its
national biennial 2011 conference in San Diego, California. ADARA leadership
and members work to meet its mission by:

• Enhancing the professional competencies of the membership;
• Expanding opportunities for networking among ADARA colleagues; and
• Supporting positive public policies for individuals who are deaf or hard
of hearing.

The 2011 Conference will have three (3) tracks: Rehabilitation, Mental
Health/Chemical Dependency and Transition/Independent Living. Proposals
clearly focusing on these tracks will be given priority.


A completed program proposal must be emailed by June 30, 2010_ (extended to
July 23rd)_. The email should contain an attachment which includes:
presentation title, name(s) and information of presenter(s) with
coordinating presenter listed first, presentation abstract, presentation
learning objectives, presentation summary, presentation description,
compensation package requested, A/V needs, communication mode of
presentation/interpreting needs and anticipated audience. All proposals will
be considered understanding budgetary constraints may limit choices –
proposals with sponsorships identified are truly appreciated (see for Conference sponsorship opportunities). Conference
presenters are also strongly encouraged to submit an article for publication
in the conference proceedings.

The conference will open on April 12, 2011 with several one day
pre-conference opportunities. Pre-conference training’s will be scheduled
for either half day or all day time slots. Conference breakout sessions
during the full conference (April 13 – 16) will be scheduled for 90 minutes
but back-to-back sessions will be considered to create 3.0/4.5/6.0-hour
training opportunities for more in-depth learning outcomes. In addition, a
poster session will provide the opportunity for presenters to interact more
closely with conference participants and to showcase best practices or
program models without doing a formal presentation.

The conference offers an opportunity to bring a variety of professionals
together including vocational rehabilitation counselors, mental health
professionals, licensed professional counselors, independent living service
providers, educators, transition specialists, and community-based
rehabilitation providers. When developing your proposals, please keep the
needs and interests of these groups in mind.

Please address any questions you may have to:
Steve Larew, Agenda Chair
[email protected]

Download Call for Presenters form: (DOC format)

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