Sheraton Crescent Hotel
October 16-18, 2017
The International Association of Peer Supporters is seeking proposals from presenters for the 11th annual international peer support conference. Recovering & Sustaining Peer Support: Creating a Path for 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.
Workshops will be offered using a 90 minute or 3-hour format. While not exhaustive, suggested areas of interest include: philosophical challenges for the peer support provider and employing entity, training, credentialing, supervision, inclusion/diversity, ethics, innovative programming, research, starting a new peer program, 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. travel, hotel, meals), but will be offered a discounted conference registration fee.
The deadline for submissions is May 26, 2017.