A group of hot air balloons rise into the sky with the words #Rise at #inaps2019

Crowne Plaza San Diego
October 21-23, 2019

 The International Association of Peer Supporters is seeking proposals from presenters for the 13th annual international peer support conference. Daring to Rise is the theme of this year's conference, which promises to be an exciting and inspiring event.

Your contributions toward the conference program are valued and appreciated. We will be looking ideally for proposals on advanced level approaches to peer support and innovative programming. We are always seeking diverse experiences and fresh ideas. "Repeat" workshops on the same or similar topics given by the same individual(s) from previous years are not likely to be selected. If you have presented before, we welcome your offering of something new. We are actively and intentionally working on making iNAPS a more inclusive and safe space for individuals who have historically been marginalized.

Recently, the iNAPS Youth and Young Adult Peer Support (YAYAPS) Committee has decided to offer leadership and workshop development technical assistance to anyone who is interested in presenting a workshop, but would like some support in the development and planning. We recognize that for some people being a first time presenter can be a little overwhelming. Therefore, as many of the YAYAPS committee members have experience with presenting conference workshops, we would love to offer 1:1 support to new workshop presenters who would like some mentoring in workshop development. If this is something that you are interested in, please contact Amey Dettmer and Ahmad Abojaradeh, the YAYAPS co-chairs, at [email protected] and  [email protected]naops.org.

Submission Information

Workshops will be offered using a 20 minute PEP (TED like talk), 90 minute, or caucus (facilitated group discussion). All proposals must relate to the National Practice Guidelines. Please review the guidelines prior to submitting your proposal (https://inaps.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/nationalguidelines_updated.pdf)

 While not exhaustive, suggested areas of interest include: philosophical challenges for the peer support provider and employing entity, supervision, inclusion/diversity, ethics, innovative programming, research, starting a new peer program, using the arts, and expanding venues for peer support.

 We hope to include presenters that are diverse in culture and experience and identify with non-dominant culture identities within the iNAPS and Peer Support community. (Examples include, but are not limited to marginalized identities such as Race, lifestyle, ability, religion, gender identity, ethnicity, immigration status, etc).

 All contact with proposal applicants will be with the individual listed as the "primary presenter." If you are submitting more than one proposal, use a separate form for each proposal.

 It is highly recommended that you create and keep a draft of your proposal before submitting online.

 Presenters are responsible for their own conference expenses (e.g. registration, travel, hotel, meals).

 The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019

 Submit your proposal today here. 

 The primary presenter will be notified by August 1st. 

 Register for the conference today!

Please email aabojaradeh@inaops.org if you have any question.