Summer Institute Call for Presentations

Summer Institute 2020 call for presenters

Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is pleased to announce the call for presentations for the 21st Annual Summer Institute.

The dates of this year’s Summer Institute are July 14-16, 2020, at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ. 

The theme of this year’s conference is Mind the Gap and will focus on improving gaps in the continuum of care, underserved populations, healthcare policy, cross-sector partnerships, self-care and compassion fatigue, drug and alcohol education, emerging trends, industry revenue and budgeting, peer & family support, faith-based support, recovery, healthcare disparities, technology and innovation and more.

Behavioral health of individuals and families remains the overarching focus of the Summer Institute. Presentations demonstrating creativity and innovation in the delivery of behavioral health care to diverse and underrepresented members of our community are encouraged. Presentations need to be fact-based, but not necessarily data driven.

Consider presenting ground-breaking and impactful initiatives that fit with the conference theme.

Submission Guidelines:

The conference theme, Mind the Gap, will highlight innovative methods for practice and collaboration across systems. Behavioral health of individuals and families remains the overarching focus of the Summer Institute. Presentations demonstrating creativity and innovation in the delivery of behavioral health care to diverse and under-represented members of our community are encouraged. Presentations need to be fact-based, but not necessarily data driven.

Submit your presentation

Important Dates
Call for Presenters Due: May 1, 5:00 PM (AZ time) 
Selected Presenters Notified: May 15, 2020
Conference Registration Opens: May 15, 2020
2020 Conference: July 14-16, Flagstaff, AZ

When submitting your workshop proposals, please include the following:

  • Workshop Title

  • Workshop Description (100-word abstract for the program)

  • Workshop Description (extended for program review/selection)

  • Learning Objectives

  • Main Presenter Information - Name, Title, Agency, Address, Email and Phone Number

  • Co-Presenter(s) Information (if applicable)

  • Main Presenter Biography

If your proposal includes more than one presenter, only one presenter will receive a complementary conference registration; up to two (2) additional presenters may attend the conference at a reduced registration fee.

Application deadline is 5:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) on May 1, 2020. Lead presenters will be notified of their presentation status on or prior to May 15, 2020.

For the 2020 conference, an emphasis will be placed on sessions that:

  • Promote innovation and creativity in practice and collaboration.

  • Demonstrate new lessons learned in the implementation of evidence-based care and best practice.

  • Provide a clear relationship and connection to behavioral health, mental health, and/or substance use disorders.

  • Address cultural diversity and serve underrepresented populations.

  • Advance clinical initiatives to inform innovative and best practices.

  • Research and/or programs that may be easily replicated.

As you consider possible program submissions, try to also answer the following questions:

  • Who is your audience?

  • What do you have to offer the participants?

  • How do we encourage the participants to think/do their work differently?

  • How do we challenge participants to confront and overcome challenges?

  • How do we help participants perform their roles exceptionally well?

  • How do we develop participants as exceptional professionals?

  • How do we prepare participants to succeed now?

  • How do we prepare participants to succeed in the future?

  • How do we help participants see the work they perform as a catalyst to making our communities and the world a better place?

  • What tangible outcomes should participants experience?

Session Development

  • Most of the attendees are experienced leaders and professionals, so start beyond the basics.

  • Provide resources, handouts, and checklists for participants to utilize when they return to their organizations and jurisdictions.

  • Your program and language must be inclusive of all participants at the conference.

  • Research claims and data should be valid, reliable and relevant to the fields of behavioral health, mental health, and/or treatment of substance use disorders.

  • Participants may enjoy interaction, learning from one another in small groups while sharing ideas from these discussions.

  • Do not use the time on anything unessential to the learning experience or learning outcomes.

  • Don’t try to accomplish too many things in one session. Avoid creating content that is a “mile wide and an inch deep.”

Presenter Information & Expectations:

  • Read the Call for Presenters Overview.

  • Provide an educational experience that is inclusive of all attendees, unless explicitly explained in the program summary.

  • Register as attendees.

  • Share all Conference communication with co-presenters (if applicable).

  • Acknowledge no schedule or program changes will be made after June 1, 2020.

  • Provide program presentation materials to ASU July 1, 2020. Materials will be published online immediately prior to the conference.

  • Undertake all aspects associated with printing session handouts (creation, printing, distributing, etc.). ASU will not provide any on-site copying for presenters.

  • Be aware a “session monitor” will be present to manage program evaluation and monitor on-time program ending. Session content should accommodate for a 2-minute introduction and a 5-minute conclusion from a session monitor.

  • Main presenter will receive a complimentary registration.

Submit your presentation

Important Dates
Call for Presenters Due: May 1, 5:00 PM (AZ time) 
Selected Presenters Notified: May 15, 2020
Conference Registration Opens: May 15, 2020
2020 Conference: July 14-16, Flagstaff, AZ