Online Presentation Proposal Form Here



Presenter Guidelines


  • If panel presentation, primary speaker is considered point person for presentation.
  • Have short bios (100 word limit) or CVs ready for upload for all speakers. Bios should describe what qualifies a presenter to speak on proposed session.
  • Edit session descriptions for brevity and clarity. Descriptions are limited to 100 words. Note: If accepted, content from this submission will be used for print and online materials promoting the conference.
  • Create brief, catchy title to generate interest in your presentation.


Presentation length: 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

Audio/Visual: The Texas Council provides screens, podium microphone or table microphones for panels. To keep registration rates low, we ask that accepted speakers bring their own laptops and LCD projectors. Additional A/V equipment is available at the presenter's expense.

Handouts: Presenters are responsible for providing hard copy handouts if they choose to make them available.

Continuing Education Credits: Proposals received in response to this call may be selected for application to provide continuing education credits in multiple disciplines. Presenters whose presentations are selected for Nursing CE credits and Continuing Medical Education Credits will be notified and requested to provide additional documentation.

Acceptance Notifications: Presenters will receive acceptance notifications on a rolling basis by March 2015.

Late Submissions: Proposals received after deadline may be considered on a space available basis and may receive acceptance notification after March 2015.

Speaker Fees:  The Texas Council typically does not pay for speakers to present. If you charge a fee, please contact Maria Rios at with requirements.

About the Texas Council Conference

Over the course of three days, experts from among our Centers, national and regional keynote speakers and policy experts gather to offer over 40 lectures, panel presentations and workshops.

Conference topics include:

  • Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Mental Health       
  • Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Intervention                   
  • Substance Use Treatment, Wellness and Recovery                             
  • Human Resources/Professional Development
  • Communications/Information Technology     
  • Policy and Governance, Ethics

Continuing Education Credits

Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) continuing education credits will be offered for all educational sessions.  No partial continiuing education credits will be given at the sessions. Successful completion of the session is required to receive continuing education credit.

Questions? Contact Maria Rios at








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