Submit a Presentation proposal

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Strong for the next generation

Conference sessions on October 21st and 22nd will be 45 minutes,
with time for questions. There is limited availability for 90-minute sessions.

We are also accepting proposals for speakers and topics for the pre-session on October 20th. Pre-session proposals need to be a six-hour workshop style presentation. Sessions that are clearly linked to licensing continuing education requirements will be prioritized.

*The call for posters will be opened at a later date.

Method of Communication:

Notification will be sent out electronically from to the main contact on the application.

Benefits of presenting

  • Share expertise, research, or program information with participants.
  • Play an important role in an exciting Kansas statewide conference.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Listing on the conference electronic marketing/program materials.
  • Discounted registration fee for selected presenters.
  • Meals, participant items, Continuing Education Hours and/or any other item available to participants.

*Note: Travel and lodging are not included.
Tip: Book your lodging as soon as possible if you plan on attending to ensure you have a room at the host hotel.

Presenter Responsibility and Guidelines

  • Presenters are responsible for travel and lodging accommodations, and other associated costs for this conference. The fees and costs will not be reimbursed by the Conference Committee.
  • Presenters should bring all presentation files with them to the conference on a portable drive.
  • Presenters, when possible, are encouraged to use the logos and marketing logots available on the conference website in their presentations to brand the presentation.
  • Presentations that appear to be promotional in nature may not be considered.
  • Presenters are encouraged to interact and participate on conference social media accounts.
  • Limit panels of speakers to no more than 4 people (including a facilitator).
  • Participants may present in multiple workshops.

Workshop Topics and Conference Purpose and Theme

Workshop proposals should fit into one of the topics below. Proposals should address the conference theme, Strong for the Next Generation, and purpose: The Kansas Prevention Conference provides educational opportunities to increase awareness of emerging trends, build skills and knowledge to prevent suicide, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and advocate for best practices.

The Committee invites proposals that:

  • Reflect emerging techniques and cutting-edge content related to substance use or suicide prevention.
  • Provide useful content for the public and prevention professionals.
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement.
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners.
  • Present evidence-based strategies.
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning.

Presentation Highlighted Topics Include:

  • Evidence-based strategies and emerging practices.
  • Coalition-building strategies such as engaging sectors, civic leadership, or data collection.
  • Emerging drug and behavioral health trends.
  • Suicide Prevention.
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, or Marijuana Abuse Prevention.
  • Prescription Drugs, Stimulants, Methamphetamine, or Synthetic Drug Misuse Prevention.
  • Prevention in Schools, Higher Education, and College Campuses.
  • Youth Leadership and Development.
  • Community Focused, Future Minded Collaboration with Related Fields, such as Business/Industry, Education, Local/State/Federal Government, and Community Partners.
  • Problem Gambling.
  • Trauma-Informed Care, Resilience-Oriented Care, or ACES.
  • Racial Equity in Prevention.

*Note: Presenters may submit proposals on other topics; however, they must relate to substance use prevention.

Scoring Criteria:

Each proposal is scored on seven (7) criteria for a maximum of 100 points. The Review Committee will score applications on the following seven (7) criteria, allocating the points listed below for a maximum total of 100 points. Workshop presentation proposals must address all of the criteria listed below:

  • Relates to the Conference Theme (10 Points)
  • Clear Learning Objectives (10 Points)
  • Substance Use or Suicide Best Practice Information (20 Points)
  • Cultural Relevance and Competence (15 Points)
  • Application for Policy, Practice and Advocacy (20 Points)
  • Resources for Proposed Audience (20 Points)
  • Answered All Questions Completely (5 Points)

Other questions? Please contact Janell Stang, 316-779-4014, or via email at or