Call for Presentations - 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference

 

Call for 2016 Presentations

IN RESPONSE TO OVERWHELMING REQUESTS
The Submission Window has been EXTENDED until
MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2015!

Call 202-895-9456 if you need assistance.

 

Thank you for your interest in creating a 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference filled with innovation, capacity-building, and great opportunities to connect and learn with peers and colleagues from across the nation and around the globe.

If you are familiar with the registration process use A | Quick Start Submission below and then click the Submit Your Presentation Here button.

To learn in great detail about the tracks, categories, the curating process and rubrics scroll down and use B | Full Details Submission . Then click the Submit Your Presentation Here button.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to submit in one sitting as the system is unable to allow you to save and return to your proposal.  All presenters will participate in a 1.5-hour  Spring 2016 2016 Conference Orientation and Support call led by NCCA staff to assist with presentation details and questions. Special Skype and Conference call sessions will be available for international presenters. 

 

Here are the Key Submission Dates for your planning purposes.

KEY DATES 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference


 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Submission | 2016 SUBMISSION EXTENDED 1 WEEK ONLY TO 9 NOVEMBER 2015 to accommodate request

Presentation Curation |  13 NOVEMBER 2015 through 23 NOVEMBER 2015

Presenter Selection Notification | 6 JANUARY 2016 

Presenter Confirmation to Present | 19 JANUARY 2016 

Early Bird Registration Opens | 19 FEBRUARY 2016 

Presenter Training Conference Call | To be scheduled SPRING 2016

2016 Leadership Exchange and Conference | 25-28 SEP 2016

Leadership Exchange Presentations | 26 SEP AND 27 SEP 2016

 

Much success and remember to have fun with the process!

Now, let's get started!

 


A | Quick Start Submission!

Welcome to THE CREATIVE AGE: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging Call for Presentations portal. 

Presentation sessions take place Monday 26 SEPTEMBER and Tuesday 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 during the Leadership Exchange. The Leadership Exchange is the core activity of the larger convening that includes special community, international, professional development, and networking events.

Those selected by the curating process as a presenters, will register for the convening at a discounted presenter rate and be in attendance both presentation days (as some of the sessions may be invited to repeat.) All presenters are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and conference registration. A limited number of scholarships may be available to assist with expenses.

The process is simple!

1) SELECT a Presentation Track (Practice, Research, or Business)
2) SELECT the Category that best represents your presentation (Collaborative Project Models, Capacity-Building Leadership Exchange, Experiential Learning, Foundations, Spotlight on Caregiving, PechaKucha, or Poster Session)
3) REVIEW the curation team selection rubrics. (See section below)
4) PROVIDE a concise description of the presentation including title, abstract, objectives, outcomes, and presenters.
5) SELECT a primary contact for the presentation and then provide biosketches and upload digital photos for each presenter. You can also upload handouts if available.
6) PROVIDE any additional information or questions you may have.
7) SUBMIT your proposal online any time between 1 October 2015 and 9 November 2015. (Remember, you will need to submit in one sitting as the system is unable to allow you to save and return to your proposal.) 

Once you click submit the primary contact will recieve an email confirmation with a copy of your proposal. 

Feel free to contact NCCA staff with any questions you may have throughout the process at 202-895-9456.

 

 

 


B | Full Details Submission 

Welcome to THE CREATIVE AGE: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging Call for Presentations portal. Thank you for your interest in creating a convening filled with innovation, capacity building, and dynamic opportunities to connect and learn with peers and colleagues from across the nation and around the world.  

The 2016 convening builds upon the best learning and feedback from the 2014 and 2015 gatherings along with innovative approaches to dialogue, experiential learning, and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Peers and colleagues throughout the NCCA international network will be contributing to the learning with multiplied impact in local, regional, national, and global contexts. A key goal of the Leadership Exchange format is to generate dynamic, collaborative sessions that engage shared expertise, learning, and wisdom across the field.

With key planning and input from NCCA International Ambassadors in attendance during the 2015 Leadership Exchange and Conference along with colleagues throughout the NCCA international network, this year's process will provide powerful opportunities for vital perspectives from global partners who continue to shape and expand the field. 

 

About the 2016 Presentation Sessions and Curating Process

For the 2016 Leadership Exchange and Conference you are invited to bring together your own working teams to collaboratively present a session. Team sizes vary from 1 to 5 members depending on tr

ack, category, and presentation format. For all formats, the goal is to collaboratively share your expertise while also representing the various perspectives of all who are impacted by your work in the field.

Most presentation sessions take place Sunday 25 SEPTEMBER and Monday 26 SEPTEMBER during the Leadership Exchange. The Leadership Exchange is the core activity of the larger convening that includes special community, international, professional development, and networking events.

Session presentations will be selected through a robust curation process relying upon the rubrics listed below. Each session selected for the convening will provide state-of-the-art content and innovation in three tracks expressed in an array of categories and breakout formats - all designed to highlight collaboration, capacity-building, deepened practice, inclusivity, and experiential learning - while also spotlighting field identified critical issues.

 

Summary of the Submission Process

The process is simple!

Determine the best team to effectively design and present your session. They may be your colleagues, a collaborative team that represents your design team, your funders, your research team and evalautors, and the end users impacted by your project, or a multi-disciplinary team of peers you have wanted to work with from around the globe. High value is given to multi-disciplinary teams that model sustainable projects that can support the field.

Together you will design your presentation, apply for the most effective presentation track and category, articulate the session objectives and outcomes using the curating rubric below as your guide. 

Once you have created your presenting team (1-5 members depending on category), completed your proposal planning and design work guided by the track, category, and selection rubrics; selected a primary presenter contact; gathered your biosketches, promotional images and any handouts you may wish to include, you are ready to submit. (Please note that system restraints require the submission to take place in one sitting. You will not be able to start, save, and return to a proposal.)

Here is the process step-by-step!

1) SELECT a Presentation Track (Practice, Research, or Business)

 
2) SELECT the Category that best represents your presentation (Collaborative Project Model, Capacity-Building Leadership Exchange, Experiential Learning, Foundations, Spotlight on Caregiving, PechaKucha, or Poster Session.)
 
3) PROVIDE a concise description of the presentation including objectives and outcomes. (The description will be used both in the curation process and in all promotional materials.) 
 
4) PROVIDE a concise description of the presentation including title, abstract, objectives, outcomes, and presenters.
 
5) SELECT a primary contact for the presentation and then provide biosketches, digital photos, and handouts for each presenter. Biosketches, photos, and any handouts will be linked to the Leadership Exchange and Conference website. (Please note that all presenters are responsible for providing any handouts used during their sessions. Presenters are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to avoid or minimize use of PowerPoint in favor of dialogue and interaction.) 
 
6) PROVIDE any additional information or questions you may have.
 
7) SUBMIT your proposal online any time between 1 October 2015 and 2 November 2015.
 
Once you click submit your proposal, the primary contact will receive an e-mail confirmation along with a copy of your proposal. The proposal will be reviewed and then forwarded to the curating teams who will rate it according to the submission rubrics. Once ranked, all submissions will be reviewed and placed in a configuration that most effectively serves the goals of the 2016 Leadership Exchange and Conference. 
 
 

Presenter Attendance 

The presentation sessions will take place Sunday 25 SEPTEMBER Monday 26 SEPTEMBER as part of the larger convening 24 SEPTEMBER through 28 SE

PTEMBER 2016 that includes special community, international, professional development, and networking events. If selected as a presenter, you are requested to register for the con

vening at a discounted presenter rate and to be in attendance both presentation days (as some of the sessions may be invited to repeat.)

 

About the 2016 Tracks, Categories, and Rubrics

National and International plenary speakers and leadership exchange sessions will frame three topic tracks that presenters will deepen and expand application, l

earning, and impact of the track through 7 presentation categories in breakout sessions.

 

PRESENTATION TRACKS

(Select ONE for your presentation proposal. PLEASE NOTE: The curating team may ask you to consider another track or category based upon the needs of the Leadership Exchange and Conference.)

The Practice of Creative Aging

Presentations explore practice and programs that are shaping the field and future of creative aging. Practitioners illuminate field-tested models ready for replication at the local, national, and global level along with emerging practices and vision for the field including new technologies and multi-disciplinary collaborations. 
 
The Research of Creative Aging
Presentations address contemporary research findings, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and emerging research models and findings that the impact of creative expression on healthy aging. Identifies current and emerging research data, models, trends, and visionary thinking that support the field.
 
The Business of Creative Aging
Presentations articulate cutting-edge business strategies and models that generate powerful programming and sustainability for the field. Explores transferable business models, emerging entrepreneurial approaches to the field, and imagines new models for sustainability and innovation in the field. 

Each track will be framed by Plenary and Leadership Exchange sessions hosted by national and international leaders. Your role as presenters will be to further engage one of the tracks in one of seven presentation categories designed to complement and deepen dialogue, collaboration, inclusion, and innovation to the track.

 

PRESENTATION CATEGORIES


(Select ONE for your presentation proposal. PLEASE NOTE: The curating team may ask you to consider another track or category based upon the needs of the Leadership Exchange and Conference.)

Collaborative Project Models | 75 Minute Session
Multidisciplinary team presents a single project that integrates collaborative design, development, funding, research, sustainability, evaluation, and impact. (3-5 presenters highlight perspectives of ALL primary stakeholders and end users.) Selected project may be in conceptual design phase or full production.  Participants will learn models to design, develop, adapt, and evaluate collaborative multidisciplinary team projects. 
 
Capacity-Building Leadership Exchange | 75 Minute Session
Team of Content Experts provide capacity-building case studies that engage participants in dynamic problem-solving dialogue to generate actionable solutions, exploration, and innovation in the field. (2-3 presenters) Presenters capture content and report out to NCCA staff. Participants will contribute their own expertise and learning in facilitated conversation by the presenters. 
 
Experiential Learning | 75 Minute Session
Performance team/s lead experiential artmaking and/or performance with educational component for demonstration and replication. (2-5 presenters) Participants will experience one or more sensory modalities that can be translated into their context communities. 
 
Foundations | 75 Minute Session
Multidisciplinary Team Presenters provide foundational instruction in the field to integrate theory, innovation, and practice. (2-3 presenters) Participants will freshly learn and/or deepen core foundations of the field to establish or enhance creative aging programming.
 
Spotlight on Caregiving | 75 Minute Session
Team Presenters with caregiving expertise explore and expand themes of the 2016 Spotlight Summit: Creative Caregiving A Global View. (2-3 presenters) Participants will learn about key caregiving concepts, challenges, innovation, constituencies, and solutions identified as critical issues at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and the 2015 Summit on Creativity and Aging.
 

2 SPECIAL CATEGORIES

PechaKucha | Each presenter has 7minutes and 20 seconds using PowerPoint Images
Individual presenters (1-2 per presentation) narrate and present their program in the dynamic PechaKucha format (20 PowerPoint images running on a 20 second per slide cycle that is live "narrated by the presenters). The full session will include up to 7 individual presenters. Participants will experience a dynamic, informative overview of remarkable, best-practice programs from the field. 

 
Poster Session | Poster sessions run concurrently throughout the Monday and Tuesday Sessions
Individual or paired presenters exhibit programs and projects in flowing dialogue with conference attendees. (Individual presenters display posters using NCCA guidelines along with PDF version for online inclusion on the NCCA website.) Participants will engage with emerging projects and programs one-on-one with the designers and innovators who created them. 

 

 

CURATING RUBRICS


Curating teams comprised of content experts in Practice, Research, and Business will review all completed proposals and make recommendations using the following rubrics. Rubric ratings will guide recommendations of the curating team. Positive alignment with the selection rubric are to the benefit of your proposal. 

The 2016 Curating Teams in Practice, Research, and Business will use the following selection rubrics to make their 2016 proposal recommendations. 
(Ranked 1-Somewhat through 5-Masterfully)

1) Proposal demonstrates mastery, expertise, and/or content knowledge in the selected track. (Practice, Research, Business.)
 
2) Proposal demonstrates mastery, expertise, and/or content knowledge in the selected focus category. (Collaborative Program, Capacity Building Leadership Exchange, Experiential Learning, Foundations, Spotlight on Caregiving, PechaKucha, Poster Session, etc.)
 
3) Proposal stimulates awareness, dialogue, and actionable learning linked to global themes. 
 
4) Proposal stimulates awareness, dialogue, and actionable learning surrounding themes of diversity, access, and inclusion. 
 
5) Proposal demonstrates vision and innovation supported by expertise and experience.  
 
6) Proposal effectively integrates multiple learning styles and activities. 
 
7) Proposal generates actionable outcomes meaningful to the field.
 
8) Presentation team demonstrates history of productive contributions and/or emerging leadership qualities that will support the field. 

 

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATIONS


Successful presentations will integrate expertise, creativity, and collaboration in an array of category configurations. Here are a few examples:

  • Presenting a multi-disciplinary project with a 3-5 member team representing the point of view of all stakeholders
  • Presenting as a cadre of experts, researchers, and practitioners to communicate case studies that engender new skills or foundational issues that ground the field
  • Highlighting international collaborations that are advancing the field across borders
  • Presenting research proposals that are breaking new ground in the field
  • Artmaking and performance sessions that provide experiential, hands-on, best practice tools for attendees
  • Dynamic leadership exchange sessions with thought leaders who establish key learning and theory in the foundations and innovations of the field
  • Special focus presentations that highlight Age Friendly Communities, Global Brain Health, and/ Creative Caregiving.

Your work will help NCCA promote global perspectives, foster inclusion, celebrate multi-disciplinary collaboration, generate new partnerships, and spark innovation at this seminal event. 

 

 

ABOUT THE CURATION PROCESS


NCCA has worked to create a collaborative approach that represents the field with depth and collaborative integration. Curating teams for each of the tracks are comprised of content experts recruited from NCCA national and international membership. 
 

KEY SUBMISSION DATES


Submission | 2016 SUBMISSION opens 1 OCTOBER 2015 and closes 9 NOVEMBER 2015.

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by NCCA staff will review for completion and clarity. (NCCA staff may recommend shifting track and/or category to more effectively serve the field.) 
 

Curation | 13 NOVEMBER 2015 through 23 NOVEMBER 2015. 
Curating teams for each of the tracks are comprised of content experts recruited from NCCA national and international membership. Curator recommendations will be forwarded to NCCA staff for final review and placement within 2016 Conference and Leadership Exchange framework. Once screened by NCCA staff proposals will be forwarded to curating teams assigned to each track. Individual curators will use a Selection Rubric (see below) to rank proposals. Curating teams will discuss rankings together and then make recommendations.
 
NCCA staff will integrate curating team recommendations and insert all presentations in an integrated format.
 

Selection Notification | 6 JANUARY 2016 
NCCA staff to send notification emails for all proposals. Proposals may be accepted, on hold for clarification, or for future submission.
 

Presenter Confirmation | 19 JANUARY 2016 
All presenters to send an email confirmation of their intention to present by close of business 19 JANUARY 2016.
 

2016 Leadership Exchange and Conference Early-Bird Registration Opens | 1 FEBRUARY 2016
 
Please note that presenters may be asked to repeat a session, consider a different track or category based on curator feedback, or refine a proposal in order to provide a robust, balanced, integrated set of presentations that will support the field.
 
READY TO SUBMIT?
Review the tracks, categories, and rubrics below and then click Submit your presentation here!
 
Click here to Submit a Presentation now. Open 1 OCTOBER through 2 NOVEMBER 2015 (Remember, you will need to submit in one sitting as the system is unable to allow you to save and return to your proposal.) 
 

Once you click submit the primary contact will recieve an email confirmation with a copy of your proposal. 

 

Feel free to contact NCCA staff with any questions you may have throughout the process at 202-895-9456.

All presenters will participate in a Spring 2016 1.5-hour 2016 Conference Orientation and Support call led by NCCA staff to assist with presentation details and questions. Special Skype and Conference call sessions will be held for all international presenters.