Journey Together Conference 2019

Call for Presenter Proposals


The Journey Together Conference 2019 will be held at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, TN on September 2-5, 2019. We are requesting workshop proposals that contain current and relevant information addressing addictions, co-occurring disorders, current research, counseling techniques, professional issues, adolescent counseling, clinical supervision, ethics and other addictions topics. Workshops are 1.5 hours each. 3 hour workshops will be considered if time allows. Please read instructions for completion of proposal form.

How will presenters be selected?


The Conference Committee will accept call-for-presenter applications until the close of the business day March 8, 2019. Applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

  1. All sections of the application MUST BE completed IN FULL and submitted by email in Word format (or Word compatible format). Incomplete proposals will not be considered and will be sent back one time for completion for resubmission.

  2. Presentation description is clearly written.

  1. Learning objectives are clearly stated.

  2. Session structure and organization are clearly defined.

  3. Presenters have sufficient experience and knowledge of the subject matter. 


What resources will be available to presenters?

  • The conference committee will consider proposals for 90 minute sessions. Some 3 hour sessions may be considered, if time allows. Because the conference committee will select a limited number of proposals, please assure that you do not have a scheduling conflict if your proposal is selected.

  • Presentation rooms will hold between 25-50 people depending on space configuration. Specify if there is a limit to the number of people allowed in your workshop.

  • Invited presenters will be granted complimentary admission to the conference (limit to 2 lead presenters, other adjunct presenters will receive free conference registration the day of workshop) but will be responsible for their own meals, travel and lodging costs. Lunches are included in conference activities.


How will I know if I’ve been selected?

The Program Committee will contact chosen presenters by email by March 30, 2018. It is expressly understood that the presentation may be scheduled at any time on any of the conference dates at the discretion of the conference organizers. Please state if you have a day preference and your request will be honored if possible.

Note: All copies of handouts and materials will be the responsibility of the presenter.

Handouts will be posted online if submitted at least one week in advance of conference.

**Presenters will be expected to sign an agreement to present if proposal is chosen.**

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: By the end of business day March 08, 2019

Please complete the following form and return via e-mail to both:                        


Frances Patterson 



Susan Cunningham


ONLY Electronically submitted proposals via email in Word format (Or Word compatible format) will be accepted. No handwritten and scanned or PDF format submissions will be accepted. For questions concerning formatting contact Frances Patterson; for questions concerning proposals contact Susan Cunningham.

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