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Call for Proposals

GIA is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for our 2017 Annual Conference. We invite you to help the national Program Planning Committee build a content-rich program by submitting interactive, innovative session proposals.

This year's event will be held October 18–20 at The Westin Copley Place, Boston. Our conference theme, "Forward Motion: Gaining Momentum for an Aging Society," will help inform how we come together to lead, learn, and share ideas about redefining aging and aging philanthropy.  

Who Can Submit Proposals

Only members of Grantmakers In Aging may propose conference sessions. Click here to inquire about membership.

How to Submit a Session Proposal

If you would like to propose a session, please review the Proposal Guidelines then complete the online Session Proposal Form.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31.

Using the form: We recognize that you might need several days to complete the form and that you may be working on it with colleagues. Start by creating an account (if you do not already have one.) You will be able to save and revise your proposal inside the form before submitting it.

For ease of sharing, if more than one person will be working on the proposal, you may download the form as a Word document here. Use this form to work on your draft with your team. When your proposal is finalized, copy and paste the text into the fields on the online form. Then hit the yellow "Submit" button.

*You must submit your final proposal online, by Friday, March 31, 2017.


Should you have questions, please contact Darla Minnich at dminnich@GIAging.org or 937.681.5213.

GIA looks forward to your involvement in the 2017 conference program. Peruse the Grantmakers In Aging website for more information about the annual conference as well as other GIA programs and events.

Call for Sessions 2017 Timeline

March 31 Deadline for submitting session proposals
By May 10 Session designers are notified about the status of their proposals
May 10-26 Session designers work with GIA to make any necessary refinements, confirm speakers, and finalize session description for promotion
May 26 Final session description and speaker information due to GIA
  Additional deadlines will be provided to the designers of selected sessions