Call for Proposals

How to Apply

  1. Determine a topic and any other speakers involved with the proposal.

  2. Select a Session Lead, who will submit the final proposal form by the November 1 deadline. KAAN will communicate directly with the Session Lead about any questions and send a letter of acceptance/decline to that person by December 15.

  3. Choose a title (six words or less), list three goals, and a provide a session description (100 words or less).

  4. Identify any needed audio-visual items. Please be accurate but not excessive. We base our AV contract and schedule on coordinating these needs. (Hotels charge per session room per day for all items, from flip charts to Internet to projectors.) KAAN encourages speakers to bring your own laptop; a familiar laptop is often reassuring for speakers and helps us manage costs. Additional AV requests made after proposal acceptances are not guaranteed.

  5. Each person involved with the proposal must complete the individual speaker application by the November 1 deadline. Incomplete proposals may not be reviewed.

  6. Links for Online CFP Submission at (both parts required by November 1 deadline):  


In a commitment to keep attendance affordable for speakers, as well as recognize the contributions of the speakers to the conference, KAAN reserves funds to offset partial financial costs for speakers. KAAN offers the following support: registration waiver (includes four conference meals), partial hotel overnight assistance, and up to $175/person for travel reimbursement (airfare, railfare, or mileage) per speaker. Baggage/cab fees, shuttle, tolls, parking, and other expenses are not eligible. If speakers are traveling with other speakers, only one mileage reimbursement is possible.  Financial support is non-transferable to other speakers or conference attendees. Please note: this financial assistance should not be anticipated to cover all speaker conference and travel-related expenses.

If you need financial assistance, please communicate this on your individual form. If you can afford to cover some or all of your conference fees, please indicate that. Budgeted monies are divided among sessions at time of acceptance. Changes made to requests after acceptance may not be able to be granted.


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