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2024 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit Call for Proposals

The Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2024 MRPA 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit!


MRPA's endorsement of this program is for the purpose of assuring quality educational opportunities for attendees and in no way implies financial or other forms of support. If you have any questions, please contact the Summit chairs,  Noah Callahan, or Julija Sajauskas, 

ALL documents must be submitted with this application. Partial applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

Please reference these documents for submission assistance:

MRPA requests that each proposed presenter complete a Workshop Request Form for the 2024 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit. The Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at the North Laurel Community Center.


*If your workshop is selected, you will be notified and the presenter(s) will be required to submit additional information as needed.*


Selection Criteria

  • Workshops will be 60-90 minutes in length and, although interactive, will serve primarily to disseminate information (minimum 60 minutes)
  • Clarity of intent, description, and design
  • Clarity of presentation objectives
  • Degree of participant involvement, such as hands-on learning and interactive discussions
  • Practical usefulness to participants
  • Innovation and creativity in content and process
  • Appropriateness of presentation materials as they relate to the session content


Presenter Information

  • Each presenter must present for at least 30 minutes in a session 60-minute sessions may only have 2 presenters and 90-minute sessions may only have 3 presenters. If you have over this amount, your session will NOT be considered for CEUs.
  • Presenters are responsible for all travel-related expenses, unless otherwise specified.
  • Presenters are contributing their services in a volunteer capacity.
  • Presenters are responsible for duplicating and providing all presentation materials and handouts.
  • The summit organizers will provide each session with A/V equipment as outlined in the A/V Form. Presenters MUST bring any additional necessary equipment, including laptops.
  • Presenters may be asked to combine their presentations with a similar accepted submission/presenter, resulting in a stronger and complementary presentation.
  • All presenters must commit 5 minutes for participants and presenters to complete evaluation forms at the end of each workshop.
  • Lead presenters will be responsible for informing all co-presenters of the Committee’s decision regarding their submission.


Submission Requirements

  • Complete Workshop Request Form (with all required information and attachments) by TBD
  • Additional Information (learning objectives, CEU information, A/V requirements, Bio, Resumes, Headshots) are due with your session request.
  • Only submitted forms that have emailed ALL the required attachments will be considered.
  • Those who submit completed forms and packets will be notified via email of the Committee’s decisions after review of content and presentation.
  • Requests for additional information will be sent via email to applicants as needed.
  • Acceptance letters will be sent via email to selected applicants by September 1st.
  • CEU forms will be submitted by the Committee to the Professional Certification Board in September.


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