APHSA Call for Presentations
2020 AASD/NASTA Education Conference

Convening for Collective Impact
The  American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is now accepting proposals for the AASD/NASTA Education Conference, August 23-26, 2020.  The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The education conference will bring together two professional peer groups who are helping to modernize the health and human services sector. The theme this year is Convening for Collective Impact.  The content will be designed to engage in conversations about how we continue to transform the delivery of health and human services.

As the only national organization representing state and local agencies charged with administering health and human service programs, APHSA has long endorsed transformation and innovation as well as strengthening the administration and management of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs and contributing to the professional development of its members. We promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge amongst those federal, state, and local government agencies administering SNAP and TANF by providing expert advice and consultation on SNAP, TANF, and related economic support programs and issues, and the economic well-being of children, families, and communities. 

It is our hope that the 2020 AASD/NASTA Annual Education Conference will assist health and human service leaders and policy makers to shape the future of the SNAP and TANF programs through collaboration and modernization.  We are inviting states, localities and organizations to offer their forward-thinking ideas about how best to advance the impact of these vital health and human services programs.
We are seeking presentations that engage public and private partners from the health and human services sector, thought leaders from the field, and are representative of cross sector efforts with education, employment, housing, and justice.  Proposals should demonstrate their application to service delivery, policy, and other areas that impact human-serving agencies, programs, and related organizations. Priority will be given to submissions which align with the APHSA Strategic Playbook in one of the following areas: 
Track Example of Topics
Advancing Economic Mobility / Population Health Linking services across workforce systems, strategies to mitigate the benefits cliff, aligning human services with housing, education, etc. to support mobility
Data Optimization and Interoperability System modernization, predictive analytics, data sharing to link clients across health and human services
Workforce Well-Being Supporting a thriving human services workforce, human-centered design, accessible online and mobile services, “no wrong door” approach, procurement reform to improve outcomes

Submission Review Criteria
Your proposal will be evaluated by a panel of peers from APHSA using the following standards:
  • Alignment to the Summit theme and the APHSA Strategic Playbook
  • Clearly stated purpose and objectives that are (i) well developed and complete, (ii) innovative and forward thinking, and (iii) demonstrate a broad impact on the health and human services sector with a focus on the well-being of children, families and the communities in which they live.
  • Submissions from private, for-profit businesses must include either non-profit partners or public-sector partners.

Submission Guidelines and Deliverable Schedule
Please be sure to follow the instructions throughout the submission process carefully.  As part of your submission, you are required to include a short abstract (no more than 300 words) of the session along with the proposed names and organizations of any presenters.  Proposals are due by Friday, April 24, 2020. The guidelines and deliverable schedule can be accessed here.
Deliverable Schedule
Call for Submissions February 24, 2020 - April 24, 2020
Review of Submissions Completed by May 15, 2020
Notification to Accepted Speakers by June 3, 2020
Speaker Registration Due July 24, 2020
Final Presentation Description Due August 7, 2020
Final Power Points Required for Conference App August 7, 2020

Marketing: Presentation descriptions and biographies will be used in official conference materials, including the conference website, marketing messages and the conference app. All material is subject to editing without notification to the presenter.

Expectations for Presenters:
All presenters are required to register for the conference. Due to budgetary constraints, all presenters are asked to pay a reduced registration fee. APHSA is unable to offer compensation for travel expenses, or honoraria to presenters. No registration scholarships will be offered to presenters representing the private, for-profit businesses sector.

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