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We’re celebrating Care Providers of Minnesota’s 75th anniversary at the 74th Annual Convention & Exposition. Preparations are underway for the annual event happening at Mystic Lake Center, November 14–16, 2022.

During the three days, we will host dynamic keynote sessions, engaging learning sessions, an exposition, award presentations, and a fun 75th-anniversary party. We look to you to showcase your knowledge and expertise by submitting a learning breakout session proposal.


The call for presentations is now closed.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Care Providers of Minnesota is committed to offering dynamic learning experiences at convention. We welcome proposals from new speakers and proposals created for intermediate and advanced experience levels. Since many participants are experienced professionals, entry-level sessions are discouraged. See target groups & topics below. Presentations from previous years are discouraged.


WHAT ATTENDEES ARE LOOKING FOR

Here are the most suggested education improvements from attendees—these insights can help form your session into an extraordinary experience for attendees to enjoy and discuss:
  • Deliver an interactive learning session—provide a session that involves audience participation to help attendees become engaged and retain more information
  • Do not read directly from PowerPoint slides—interact and connect with the audience
  • Allow time for Q&A during the session or in the last 10-15 minutes of the session
  • Repeat questions for all to hear, then answer
  • Provide new information on the topic

Each learning session is 75-minutes, and there is a limit of two proposals per person. 

2022 TIMELINE 

APRIL 4  //  Call for presentations opens!
MAY 6   //  Presentation proposal deadline
JULY 11     //  Speaker notification emails sent
OCTOBER 14  //  Session handouts deadline
NOVEMBER 14–16  //  Convention


PROPOSAL SPACE

We are using the same online submission process (ProposalSpace) as previous years. If you have previously submitted a proposal using ProposalSpace, there is no need to create a new account or password. New users will need to create a username and password.


TARGET AUDIENCES

  • Skilled nursing facilities/nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Home care providers
  • Disability service providers
  • All audiences

TARGET PROFESSIONS

  • Activities staff
  • Administrators/executive directors/assisted living directors
  • Business office/finance professionals
  • Corporate staff
  • Dietary staff
  • Directors of nursing/clinical leadership
  • Human resource staff
  • Maintenance/safety/housekeeping
  • Marketing staff
  • Nursing/clinical professionals
  • Quality specialists
  • Social workers

TARGET TOPICS

  • Assisted living licensure
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Clinical
  • Collections
  • Communications with family & communications with staff
  • Dementia
  • Dietary
  • Dining room/food service experience
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Emergency planning
  • Employee engagement
  • Employee recruitment/retentionin
  • Employee wellness
  • Family dynamics
  • Food code
  • Guardianship/conservatorship
  • Infection prevention
  • Leadership
  • Management training
  • Mental health
  • Marketing
  • Quality
  • Regulatory compliance (both AL & SNF/NF facilities)
  • Vulnerable adult protection

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?

PROVIDERS
You understand the trends, issues, and challenges facing your profession and you have first-hand experience in a variety of areas. Give back to your profession by sharing your knowledge and experience with your peers (and you don’t need to do it alone—co-presenters are always welcome).

STATE AGENCIES & OTHER LONG-TERM CARE ORGANIZATIONS
This is an opportunity for the agencies and organizations our members work with every day to share important information with participants. It’s also a great place to learn the concerns and priorities of providers.

BUSINESS PARTNERS, PRODUCT & SERVICE SUPPLIERS
When presenting, business partners can advance themselves as content experts to attendees. Business partners are welcome to submit proposals; however, learning sessions CANNOT be commercial presentations. The proposals must be completely educational and not promoting products/services. Remember, it is helpful for our members to see your company represented in a learning session and at a booth in the exposition.

Questions?

Contact us for questions about the submission process or educational content for Convention sessions. We're here to help! Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.


Loni Lagro
Loni Lagro
Education Support Specialist
952-851-2494