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Submit a Proposal

OPTION 1: Submit a Proposal Electronically - Click this link to submit your proposal through constant contact!

OPTION 2: Complete Fillable PDF - Click this link to type into a fillable PDF. Save the document to your computer and email it to

OPTION 3: Complete Fillable PDF - Click this link to type into a fillable PDF. Print the document and fax it to 518-426-4329, ATTN: Kate Connally.


Submissions will be reviewed by the 2017 Summit Planning Committee and you will receive notification of acceptance or denial by email on or before May 15, 2017. 

Questions? Contact Kate Connally at 518-449-2976 ext. 104 OR


Submit a Session Proposal Today and Share Your Expertise at Summit 2017

Summit 2017: Keep Calm and Climb On offers professionals in the field of rehabilitation the opportunity to:

ENHANCE knowledge through interactive discussions in critical areas such as employment, independence, inclusion, life-enrichment, managed care, performance measures, and data outcomes;

REFLECT AND DELIBERATE on the challenges and rewards of innovative designs and service delivery models;

BUILD strategic alliances and collaborations across all interested stakeholders;

SHARE, CAPTURE AND TAKE BACK to their agencies experiences and strategies and informational tools that have successfully moved agencies toward enhanced quality services.


IGNITE TALKS PRESENTATIONS: This year's conference schedule includes a time period that offers five 12 minute presentations called "Ignite Talks." Presenters of Ignite Talks need to have an Exhibitor Booth in our Vendor Trade Show on Wednesday, September 27 to be eligible for this exclusive presentation slot! If your presentation is selected for this exclusive option, you not only get to meet Summit participants during the trade show but they can choose to meet you during the Ignite Talk promo of your product or service.

Topics of Interest:

The Summit 2017 Planning Committee seeks presentations that address the following topics:

  • Organizational Culture Change Ideas

  • Emerging Trends and Practices for I/DD and Behavioral Health Managed Care Readiness

  • Understanding and Preparing for Value Based Payments / Medicaid Block Grants

  • Economic Development Success Stories

  • Partnerships and Collaborations - Who with and How is it Being Done?

  • Day Services / Supports for People with Complex Needs

  • Strategies for Finding New & Different Resources to Produce Outcomes

  • New Ideas to Support Employment Success for People with Disabilities

  • Utilizing Data and Analytics for Outcome Measurements

  • Developing Transition Plans & Practices

  • Higher Scrutiny / CMS Regulations

  • CMS and Waiver Compliance Strategies

  • Ethics

  • Successfully Billing Under SEMP

  • Electronic Health Records for Delivering Services & Tracking

  • Tracking Data and Successful Outcomes