Call for Poster Presentations

Similarly to workshop sessions the 2018 National Home Visiting Summit will offer poster presentations on the following domains:

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

Topic Areas | Poster Session Delivery Choices | The Submission Process


Presentations within the summit’s four domains 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!


Presenters will be provided with a table and poster stand/easel to create an engaging presentation about their project. We ask that you design a presentation that:

  • Explains the purpose of your work.
  • Tells a story about your team’s work and results.
  • Generates discussion with your attendees

We recommend creating visual materials, such as posters, for your presentation. You can also incorporate tablets or other hands-on materials.

When creating a poster, keep in mind the following best practices:

  • Include the name of your work, team members and their affiliations at the top.
  • Make sure the text is readable from about three feet away.
  • Use a minimal amount of text and incorporate bullet points or bolding to highlight key points.
  • Include charts, graphics, photos or icons to add visual interest.
  • Choose a poster size that meets your needs and fits within the space provided.


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:

  • Poster presentation 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 present your poster (1,600 character limit)
  • List of your presentations top three learning objectives
  • Brief description of the types of engagement strategies you will use (ex. technology, social media, visual aids, etc…)

Click here, to begin the submission process

Poster Presentation 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 participants

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

Poster Presentation Requirements and Policies

  • Presenters interested in having materials available on the event’s mobile app must submit presentation by Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
  • We request presenters provide a short biography and picture for engagement and promotional purposes.
  • Presenters are required to complete the poster presentation requirement form that will be sent with the approval notification in June.
  • Presenters are not permitted to sell products before, during or after their session.
  • Presenters will be required to complete registration and pay a reduced conference rate of $199.

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