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CCPH 13th Conference - April 30 - May 3, 2014 - Chicago, IL USA 

From Rhetoric to Reality:
Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships
13th International Conference - April 30 - May 3, 2014
Chicago, Illinois USA


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Introduction

Through the Call for Proposals we invite you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with hundreds of colleagues who - like you - are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe.

Click here for the Call for Proposals.

Click here for the Online Proposal Submission Form.

Click here for a sample form.




Important Dates

 

Proposal submission deadline September 30, 2013
Presenters notified of decision on proposal November 2013
Deadline for presenters to confirm their participation December 2013
Registration opens December 2013
Early bird registration deadline February 17, 2014
Hotel reservation deadline April 4, 2014
Advance registration deadline April 23, 2014



Proposal Review Process

Members of the Conference Planning Committee and CCPH staff will review proposals. Proposals are expected to meet these minimum criteria:

  • Adherence to proposal submission instructions
  • Relevance to the conference theme, goals and objectives
  • Potential for engaging participants in substantive discussions
  • Clarity of writing


In recommending which proposals to accept, the Committee seeks to:

  • Achieve the goals and objectives of the conference
  • Highlight diverse, successful models of community-campus partnerships from around the world
  • Ensure that the voices of those most affected by the issue or problem being discussed are heard
  • Ensure that sessions stimulate discussion and shared learning by combining a strong depth of content and an emphasis on creative approaches to participant engagement
  • Ensure that sessions go beyond describing a particular partnership, project or issue to also (a) analyze what worked, didn’t work and why and (b) facilitate the ability of participants to apply the information shared



Presenter Expectations

All presenters must register for the conference. Submitting presenters must indicate their agreement with this statement included in the Proposal Submission Form:

"As the main contact for this proposal, I understand that if this proposal is accepted, all presenters are expected to register and pay the registration fee for the conference and that it is my responsibility to inform my co-presenters of this requirement. If presenter registration fees are not received by the deadline indicated in the acceptance letter, the session will not be included in the conference program. I understand that this proposal may be edited to fit the conference program. I understand that CCPH will provide audiovisual equipment as appropriate. If additional audiovisual aids are needed, the expense involved will be paid by the presenters prior to the conference unless otherwise indicated in writing from CCPH.”

Budget now to attend the conference. The early-bird registration fee for premium individual or organizational members of CCPH will not exceed $450. CCPH Organizational members can register up to 4 people at the member rate. The early-bird registration fee for e-members or non-members of CCPH will not exceed $550. If you’re not a CCPH member, we encourage you to join today! CCPH members receive substantial discounts on fees not only for the conference but also for training institutes, technical assistance services, publications and more! Learn more about member benefits and join online by credit card.

We recommend the article “8 Ways to Raise $2500 (or more) in 10 days (or less, sometimes)” from the Grassroots Fundraising Journal. Local foundations are possible sources of support, as this article about a CCPH member demonstrates. If you need a letter of support to bolster your fundraising efforts, email us at conference@ccph.info and we would be happy to provide one!

Scholarship opportunities. We are working to secure funds for scholarships to ensure the full participation of students and individuals from community-based organizations and countries with emerging and developing economies. To find out how your organization can contribute, contact us by phone at 206-666-3406 or by e-mail at conference@ccph.info. Details on the status of available scholarship funding and application instructions will be sent when the submitting presenters are informed about a decision on their proposals.




Publication and Dissemination Opportunities

In addition to having their abstracts appear in the conference program, conference presenters will have opportunities to submit their work for peer-reviewed publication. Two such opportunities are described below. Authors will receive submission details when they are notified of the outcome of their proposal submission. Additional publication opportunities will be published on the conference website.

CES4Health.info: Launched in November 2009, CES4Health is a free and open-access online portal for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating diverse products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles (e.g. videos, training manuals, policy briefs, photo voice exhibits and curricula). We encourage authors submitting proposals for the CCPH conference to consider submitting products to CES4Health at the same time. Products can be submitted at any time, but those received by January 1, 2014 will have the greatest chance of completing the peer review process in time to be published by CES4Health in time for the conference. Please review the CES4Health instructions for authors and submit products by completing the online application. If you have questions about the suitability of a submission, please contact CES4Health editor Cathy Jordan at editor@ces4health.info. CES4Health Fellow Marlynn May provides technical assistance, mentoring and support to partnerships that have a potential CES4Health submission and would like guidance in its development or in the submission process. For assistance, email Marlynn at may@CES4Health.info.
   
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action: Selected authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit papers for publication in this peer-reviewed journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. A scholarly journal dedicated to community-based participatory research, PCHP seeks to identify and publicize model programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships and stimulate action that will improve the health of people and communities. PCHP offers a substantial subscription discount to CCPH members. For details, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/books.html.



Questions?

Please email conference@ccph.info for any questions or for more information.

 


 



 

 
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