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NAPO2018 Retreat Call for Presentations
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Call for Presentations

We are eager to receive your session proposal for the NAPO2018 Retreat just outside of Chicago, Illinois from April 27-29, 2018.  The NAPO2018 Retreat theme is Be Inspired! It is a new conference experience that will offer strong educational opportunities and time for extensive networking and collaboration. At this time, we are seeking proposals for general and advanced concurrent sessions that will offer attendees an exceptional educational experience. Please review all of the information and instructions below before beginning the submission process.

Conference Tracks

BUSINESS GROWTH TRACK: This business development track supports attendees in the gaining of skills and perspectives to grow their businesses.  The conference committee seeks submissions from those that excel at helping others weave their way to business success and can include concepts such as accounting, payroll, profitability, legal considerations, opportunities for growth, and business innovation.


EDUCATION TRACK: This classroom style track will emphasize mastery of organizing and productivity skills and principles. The conference committee seeks submissions focusing on hands-on concepts, application to technology, and niche specific content.


EXPERIENTIAL: This interactive track focuses on supporting the attendee that thrives on learning by doing. Vision board creation, group discussions, storytelling, reverse classrooms, art, music, Ted-Talks, and role-playing are just examples of the type of session the conference committee is seeking for this track. Don’t hesitate to use our retreat setting (with a backup plan in case of rain!) in your proposal. Concepts are only limited to your imagination.


SELF-CARE: This heart-centered track provides conference attendees with information and tools that support personal development that can end up helping clients too.  Managing the overwhelm of life applies to many and it is the intent of the conference committee to provide an opportunity to grow in new ways.  Content can include stress management, meditation, nutrition, fitness, job safety, holistic tools, and personal growth. The committee welcomes out-of-the-box submissions both in terms of concept and delivery.


Education Levels

The education levels below are used to indicate to the attendees whether or not they need experience in the topic before attending. It's important that sessions are properly categorized so attendees can select their sessions accordingly.


Beginner Courses have the following criteria:

  • For individuals with very limited or no prior knowledge of the subject area
  • For individuals that are exploring the industry, brand new to the field, or in the very early stages of starting an Organizing or Productivity business
  • For individuals seeking to learn very basic fundamentals about a subject area

General Courses have the following criteria:

  • Helps veterans and new organizers learn about the subject area
  • For individuals seeking to learn the fundamentals about a subject area
  • For individuals interested in expanding their general knowledge about Professional Organizing and Productivity Consulting

Advanced Courses have the following criteria:

  • For individuals with greatly developed knowledge and seeking to heighten their knowledge and move ahead in the subject area
  • For individuals seeking information to aid in the growth or progress of knowledge
  • For individuals seeking the most up-to-date knowledge in the subject area
  • For individuals who could be deemed an expert in the field


Submission Rules

  • All submissions must be entered through the submission site. NAPO will not accept submissions in any other format (paper, fax, email, etc.)
  • In order to be considered, submissions are due in their entirety by July 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. Submission components (videos, descriptions, objectives, etc.) that are sent to NAPO HQ after the submission site closes will not be sent to the Conference Program Committee.
  • There is a two (2) submission limit per speaker. This includes speakers who are participating in panel discussions and those who are not the primary presenter.
  • Content must be original and proprietary to the person(s) submitting the proposal. 


Instructions to Submit  

  • Click here for complete instructions, rules and sample contract.
  • Are you already registered for NAPO2018? If you are already registered for NAPO2018, check your inbox for an email with the subject line "NAPO2018 Retreat Call for Presentations Submission Info & Personalized Link" that contains your personalized link to submit your presentation. 
  •  If you have not yet registered, click here to begin the presentation process. 


 We look forward to receiving your submissions!



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