Request for Speaker Proposals - Submissions close October 22, 2023
The purpose of Untangling Our Roots is to provide a warm, friendly, inclusive environment where all attendees feel safe to engage with other attendees, speak freely, to grow, and learn in a supportive community.
Proposals should highlight current topics related to the needs and interests of our three communities: adoption, assisted reproduction, persons with a non-paternal event, and all members of the constellation.
Desirable presentation proposals will—
•Address topics with engaging and creative formats
•Generate lively interactions/deep reflection/effective learning among participants
Suggested topics include:
•Awareness of and management of prevalent addiction issues
•Creative workshops: art, music, kintsugi, writing, oral speaking …
•Cultural integration / ethnic identity
•Epigenetics / Dark DNA / Science related
•Ethnic identity / Cultural identity
•Healing strategies to move forward
•Health issues and genetics
•Nature versus nurture debate
•Understanding and managing the trauma component of being part of the communities
•Utilizing Self-care / Mental health practices/mechanisms
•PROMOTION OF EVENT: All speakers are expected to promote the Summit on social media.
•PRE-MEETING FOR PANELS: All participants on a panel are required to meet prior to the Summit to do a test-run and “meet” each other.
•SOCIAL MEDIA PROMO VIDEOS: We are asking all speakers to record a video clip (unless you opted out in the submission form) for us to share on social media in anticipation of the Summit. Just a short video about why you are excited to be at Summit or what you’re excited to talk about at Summit. Keep videos less than 90 seconds.
•COMPENSATION: Untangling Our Roots do not have funds to compensate speakers. All speakers will receive $70 off the regular ticket price, this is an “at-cost” price.
•SPEAKER DAY: If selected, your time slot will be assigned for 4/26 or 4/27.
Speaker / Presenter Proposal
About Your Organization (for promotional purposes)
Presentation / Speaking Proposal Information
What topics will be covered?
What are the learning objectives of your proposal?
Describe your planned publicity and promotion of your presentation/workshop/panel:
What are your qualifications to present on this topic
Please disclose any conflicts of interest:
What are your specific A/V and technical and supplies requirements: (microphone provided, you are responsible for your own laptop)
Do you wish to opt out of the social media promotion video?