Transform your research, innovations, best practices, living experience, and great ideas into a presentation at the EKO Spring Symposium 2023. We’re looking for presentations that will spark the imagination, introduce new perspectives, encourage dialogue, drive new solutions to our greatest challenges in service delivery and in operations, and push boundaries for research questions.
The EKO Spring Symposium 2023 gathers together all those interested in the sharing, creation and dissemination of knowledge that leads to kids with disabilities and their families living their best lives.
Professionals, teams, clients and families who access and are impacted by services, students who have completed projects and research in the field, and who:
Attendees will appreciate the information you have to offer, and often find they can apply what they learn from you in their day-to-day work and lives. Please consider teaming up with youth, family members, clinical and research partners to present a session on an innovative idea, or best practice, that you’ve implemented in your work.
EKO is committed to best practice in child development, across all aspects of the sector and its delivery of services and supports for kids and families. The EKO Spring Symposium 2023 Committee encourages presenters consider a range of interesting and useful formats designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.
* Family First conversations will be open for service providers, researchers and other attendees to join us as learners. Facilitators will prepare a summary of key insights gained through Family First conversations to share insights with attendees during the conference and with the public following the conference.
The EKO Spring Symposium 2023 welcomes submissions for presentations focused on new models of service delivery, introducing best practices, closing the gap between research and practice, achievements, advances, and sector innovation.
Successful topics come from both broad and narrow themes and might include, for example:
Presentations are typically expected to be 60 minutes in length.
Each room is set up theatre style.
The EKO Spring Symposium 2023 will consist of both invited and accepted presentations. The EKO Conference Committee will review and evaluate proposals based on the goals and objectives of the program, and the following criteria:
Proposals must be submitted through the online Call for Proposals.
The primary speaker, moderator, or author should submit a presentation proposal and an abstract to the EKO Conference Committee using the submission form prior to the deadline for the Call for Presentations and Posters.
When the EKO Conference Committee performs its initial review; there may be a question or questions for the presenter. A representative from the review committee will be in touch seeking clarification or to learn more.
Speakers at EKO’s Spring Symposium 2023 will receive a discount on their symposium registration fee. All presenters are required to register as an attendee. Travel and additional fees are the responsibility of the presenter. Lead speakers are asked to inform all co-presenters of this policy.
Bring your ideas to life.
Presentations at the EKO Spring Symposium 2023 are meant to spark the imagination, encourage dialogue, and drive new solutions to our sector’s greatest challenges.
Transforming your ideas into a presentation that resonates with your audience can be challenging. We’re here to help guide you.
The EKO Spring Symposium offers the chance to present on a range of topics and across a number of formats. The EKO Conference Committee suggests considering the following topics as you focus your presentation:
What exactly makes a presentation successful may seem subjective. Still, there are a handful of angles we believe can help a presentation shine:
We love this tried and true advice on creating effective presentation decks, adapted from a guide by TED’s in-house talks expert:
For more tips on giving great talks, check out Nancy’ Duarte’s TED talk on the subject, or learn how to make a S.T.A.R. Moment in your next presentation with her best-selling guide, Resonate.
Need a PowerPoint template? Here are two EKO Spring Symposium 2023 templates you can use. Please remember to use Arial fonts.
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