Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2018 National Home Visiting Summit will offer sessions on the following four domains:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Policy
  3. Practice
  4. Research


Presentations within the summit’s four tracks may focus on a variety of issues. Areas of interest for this summit include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Child welfare and home visiting collaborations
  • Early home visiting and poverty
  • Engaging the Public and New Partners in Advocacy
  • Equity and diversity
  • Global initiatives
  • Healthcare and home visiting partnerships
  • Home visiting policy
  • Innovative funding and marketing strategies
  • Innovative ways to scale up
  • Multi-generational parenting
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Professional development
  • Research innovations
  • Role of fathers
  • State systems building (education, healthcare, child welfare, etc.)
  • Translating the Effectiveness of Home Visiting for Policymakers
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Use of technology in home visiting
  • Using Data and Research to Drive Advocacy and Policy-making

Other topic areas are also welcome!


All workshop sessions will be 90 minutes in length. We encourage you to employ a presentation format that engages your colleagues in discussion and learning. Workshops may follow one of the following formats, or you may submit a proposal with an alternative format.

Facilitated Content: Presenters act as content leaders, presenting short segments of content and then leading engaging activities, group discussion and participant reflections on how to apply their new knowledge to practice.

Panel Discussion: Includes two to three presenters who represent multiple institutions and/or perspectives on the same issue. Presenters create an engaging moderated discussion with dialogue, storytelling, case studies and lessons learned to help participants apply concepts.


Important Dates
Open call: April 6–May 24, 2017
Deadline to submit proposal: Wednesday, May 24 at 5pm/Pacific Time
Decisions made by: mid-June

Submission Questions

Successful submissions will have innovative topics with presentations focused on creating interactive learning environments. During the submission process you will be asked to prepare the following:

  • Session title – a 10 word limit
  • Abstract, a summary of your presentation containing the primary learning objective along with the ‘who, what, and why’ (1,200 character limit)
  • Narrative, a story telling us how you plan to execute your presentation from start to finish (1,600 character limit)
  • List of your presentations top three learning objectives
  • Brief description of the types of facilitation strategies you will use to engage the audience (ex. Question & answer, roundtable discussions, visual aids, etc…)

Workshop Selection Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the summit’s steering committee and other experts in the field. The committee will give priority to proposals that:

  • Have a clearly stated purpose and learning objectives.
  • Demonstrate relevancy and impact on the field.
  • Provide participants with strategies, information and lessons learned that can be applied to practice.
  • Showcase innovations in the field and enhance program quality.
  • Are interactive, apply adult learning strategies and engage audience members.

Submitters will receive an email notifying them of the status of their proposal by mid-June.

Workshop Requirements and Policies

  • Presenters interested in having materials available on the event’s mobile app must submit presentation by Wednesday, January 10.
  • Presenters are required to complete the workshop requirement form that will be sent with the approval notification in June.
  • We request presenters provide a short biography and picture for engagement and promotional purposes.
  • Workshops are limited to three presenters. Submissions with three or more presenters will be asked to provide a written explanation.
  • Each workshop must be 90 minutes in length.
  • Presenters are not permitted to sell products before, during or after their session.
  • Presenters will have the opportunity during the submission process to indicate if you would like your workshop to be considered for a poster presentation.
  • Presenters will be required to complete registration and pay a reduced conference rate of $199.

Click here, to begin the submission process.

HARC & Summit Workshop Submission Process

The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) will hold its annual meeting on January 31, right before the National Home Visiting Summit. We are coordinating our call for abstracts with HARC. If you would like your abstract for the Summit to be considered also for the HARC annual meeting, please select that option during the collection process. Have an abstract considered for both the Summit and the HARC meeting does not influence its likelihood of being selected for the Summit. To learn more about the HARC annual meeting, please visit the HARC website.

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