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Call for Presentations

Important Dates:

Oral presentations will take place on the afternoon of November 19 and the morning of November 20. Poster presentations will take place on Wednesday, November 19 from 2:30-3pm. Posters may be set up the morning of November 19th, and taken down at the conclusion of the Summit on November 20

Summit Purpose:

The 2008 North Carolina Summit on Youth and Families convenes professionals and leaders in a dynamic, visionary, collegial setting from education, government, business, and communities. The Summit’s goal is to examine critically the current status and future direction of our state’s youth and families. In its second year, the Summit is targeted to professionals and volunteers from non-profit organizations, government agencies, and business and industry.

Summit Objectives:

Specific Summit objectives include providing North Carolina professionals and leaders with opportunities to:

  1. Examine critical and emerging issues facing North Carolina’s youth, and their families and communities, especially as related to economic opportunities, educational excellence, and health and wellbeing;
  2. Discuss how existing organizations, agencies, and programs may successfully address these issues through community-based programs;
  3. Envision new strategies and approaches to better address these and other emerging issues in the future; and
  4. Interact across geographic and organizational boundaries so as to share ideas and strengthen collaboration.

Conference Tracks:

The 2008 Summit will focus upon the following three critical themes to address the contemporary issues facing our state’s youth and families:

  • Advocacy: Advocacy is the act of supporting, defending, or maintaining a position on behalf of a particular youth, family or community cause or issue.
  • Leadership: Leadership is recognizing and mobilizing other's capacities to develop innovative solutions to strengthen youth, families and communities.
  • Collaboration: Collaboration is a mutually beneficial relationship entered into by people, groups and/or organizations who bring their resources together to achieve solutions for youth, family and community issues that otherwise could not be achieved on their own.

Although the program will include invited guest speakers for plenary and keynote speeches, we are currently soliciting proposals from others who would like to give 60 minute oral presentations, or 30 minute poster presentations. Oral presentations include research papers, community resource presentations and workshops. Posters may highlight successful programs, projects, research studies, or outreach resources that related to Summit themes.

Presentation Dates:

Oral presentations will take place on the afternoon of November 19 and the morning of November 20. Poster presentations will take place on Wednesday, November 19 from 2:30-3pm. Posters may be set up the morning of November 19th, and taken down at the conclusion of the Summit on November 20.

Presentation Guidelines:

Presentations should be related to one of the 3 tracks defined under “Conference Tracks” and should address ideas or programs that have d emonstrated impact related to the conference themes. Proposals will be peer reviewed and evaluated on their relevance to the selected track and the criteria below:

  • Relevance to conference theme and objectives
  • Addresses identified state need
  • Collaborative approach
  • Provides conference participants with skills, knowledge, and abilities
  • Engages conference participants in active learning
  • Presents information in creative way
  • Provides information that is replicable and applicable to conference participants
  • Presents new research/information that is applicable to youth and families across the state of North Carolina

All presenters must agree to register and pay full registration fees for the 2008 North Carolina Summit on Youth and Families.

For more information contact:
Dr. Sarah Kirby
Tel. 919-515-9154
FAX: 919-515-2786
E-mail: Sarah Kirby

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