Apply to Present


LifeSpan Network invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2024 Annual Conference and Expo!


This event is a fantastic opportunity to share your best practices, regulatory guidelines, implementation
successes and proven project solutions to a broad range of senior care professionals.

Proposals are due by 5:00pm April 30, 2024
Who Should Submit a Proposal?
We encourage proposals from all disciplines, including providers, state agencies, long term care
organizations, business members, educators, consultants, and beyond. By sharing your knowledge and
experience with leaders in senior care you directly enhance the quality of life for Maryland’s seniors.
Benefits of Presenting

  • Presenters receive a complimentary full registration to the conference. Network, earn CEUs, visit the exhibitors and learn from other presenters as our thanks!
  • Share your ideas and expertise with both newcomers and veterans of the senior residential and long-term healthcare fields.
  • Meet others in the field who may contribute to the future success of your organization.
  • Advance knowledge across the industry to improve outcomes for businesses and long-term care residents alike.

Audience Characteristics:
Our audience represents all disciplines from independent and multi-facility organizations, in both the
for-profit and not-for-profit space. Attendees have varying levels of experience in the long-term care
profession and are typically administrators, executive directors, owners, CEO/CFO/COOs, Directors of
Admissions, facility leadership, clinical directors, and key decision makers; direct care staff such as
directors of nursing, social workers, and activities directors also attend. Attendees come from continuing
care retirement communities (CCRCs), assisted living, skilled nursing, hospice, adult day care, and home
health fields.
Characteristics of Successful Presentations:
LifeSpan supports presentations which will enhance the knowledge, skills, or programs of attendees of
this conference, keeping in mind the primary audiences of assisted living, skilled nursing, or community-
based healthcare. Presentations must be educational in nature and not promote or market a specific
business, product, or service.
Selection Process:
The Education Committee, comprised of both associate and provider members, will review all completed
proposals. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Proposals will be evaluated based on the
following criteria:

  • Unique and timely content
  • Relevance to the needs of LifeSpan key constituents (primarily assisted living, skilled nursing, and/or community-based healthcare providers)
  • Content offering practical, results-oriented information
  • Subject matter must be current and appealing to conference topic and attendees
  • Presenter(s) offer practical tools that can be readily utilized by attendees
  • Proposal is clear, focused and well-organized
  • Title and session summary must offer a clear description of the topic and objectives, and be engaging (this is what attendees will use to pick the sessions they attend – tell them how your information will help them!)
  • Presenter’s credentials and experience are appropriate for the session topic

Submission Guidelines:

  • Sessions are one (1) hour in duration, including time for Q&A if appropriate. Presentations must not exceed this time frame nor be significantly less than 60 minutes
  • Submissions may be individual presentations, group presentations, or panels. Panels should be limited to 3 presenters
  • Businesses are encouraged to collaborate or form a panel with providers or clinicians 
  • Individuals/groups may submit up to 3 proposals
  • Submitting a proposal does not guarantee that your presentation will be selected
  • Speakers that are selected agree to abide by all deadlines for submission of required content
  • Proposals must be free of commercial or promotional content
  • Proposals must be complete upon submission; incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. Your final presentation does not have to be complete until closer to the conference date
  • Your submitted proposal will be used as the session description for conference attendees; please create a descriptive, compelling proposal that tells both WHAT you will be presenting and HOW it will benefit the attendee 
  • Include 3-5 learning objectives for the session
  • The conference committee may work with a presenter to refine title or session description
  • All proposals must be received no later than 5:00pm on April 30, 2024

Honorarium/Speaker Fees/ Expenses
In our effort to keep registration fees affordable for all attendees, LifeSpan does not offer honoraria,
speaker fees, or reimbursement for travel, lodging or other costs incurred by presenters. Presenters ARE
however provided a complimentary full conference registration valued at up to $1,200. Presenters are selected
based on their expertise and are provided with a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders and
decision makers.

Questions? Please contact Annmarie Gordon 410 381-1176 ext. 240 or
Lesley Flaim 410 381-1176 ext. 261