DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels at the Entrance to Universal Studios
December 3-5, 2018
The International Association of Peer Supporters is seeking proposals from presenters for the 12th annual international peer support conference. Reinforcing our Roots: Designing Our Future is the theme of this year's conference, which promises to be an exciting and inspiring event.
Your contributions toward the conference program are valued and appreciated. We will be looking ideally for proposals on advanced level approaches to peer support and innovative programming. We are always seeking diverse experiences and fresh ideas. "Repeat" workshops on the same or similar topics given by the same individual(s) from previous years are not likely to be selected. If you have presented before, we welcome your offering of something new. We are actively and intentionally working on making iNAPS a more inclusive and safe space for individuals who have historically been marginalized.
Workshops will be offered using a 20 minute PEP (TED like talk), 90 minute, or caucus (facilitated group discussion). All proposals must relate to the National Practice Guidelines. (https://inaps.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/nationalguidelines_updated.pdf)
While not exhaustive, suggested areas of interest include: philosophical challenges for the peer support provider and employing entity, supervision, inclusion/diversity, ethics, innovative programming, research, starting a new peer program, using the arts, and expanding venues for peer support.
All contact with proposal applicants will be with the individual listed as the "primary presenter." If you are submitting more than one proposal, use a separate form for each proposal.
It is highly recommended that you create and keep a draft of your proposal before submitting online.
Presenters are responsible for their own conference expenses (e.g. registration, travel, hotel, meals).
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sept 10th, 2018.