This page features resources and deadlines to help you prepare to present at the 2024 conference.

Ready to Work on Your Presentation?

Working closely with your advisor, be sure to update your speaker profile, finalize your session title and description and upload your presentation when you’re ready to do so.

Presenter Timeline

Proposal Submissions Due All proposals must be submitted electronically.Tuesday, September 26, 2023
11:59pm CT
Notifications Sent AHA will notify all applicants of their application status via email.Early December 2023
Speaker Agreement Due All presenters of accepted sessions will be required to fill out the speaker agreement form via Cvent to confirm participation in the conference.January 10, 2024
Session Facilitation AHA staff and/or the conference education committee will connect with session speakers and provide any needed support and answer logistical questions.January/February 2024
Session Details Confirmed The conference agenda is scheduled to go live in March 2024. Therefore, one presenter will need to approve and finalize session details (title, description, speaker names, etc.) via Cvent. While changes can be made after this date due to emergency speaker changes or additions, the information will already be live to participants.February 23, 2024
Session Materials Due Presenters must submit final slides and other materials via Cvent. Presentations will be available to conference attendees via the conference mobile app. Materials mentioned during the session that were not included originally can be added after the event.April 19, 2024
Accelerating Health Equity Conference Kansas City, Mo.May 7-9, 2024
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Presentation Template

Download the Accelerating Health Equity Conference PowerPoint template and begin working on your presentation.

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Using Organizational Logos and Slide Templates

If you are required to use your hospital/care facility’s template, please inform your presentation advisor. You still need to incorporate the following slides:

  • Title Slide: First slide of your presentation.
  • Learning Outcomes Slide: Please list the learning outcomes that were confirmed with your presentation advisor.
  • Key Takeaways: Please include the takeaways you want the audience to remember from your presentation. You can list them on one summary slide or embed them throughout the presentation.
  • Contact Information Slide: The last slide must include contact information.

Promote Your Session

As part of the conference preparation process, we ask that you promote your session on social media and in any relevant newsletters. Be sure to use #HealthEquityConf and tag ACHI and IFDHE in all social posts to maximize engagement. Lastly, download the “I’m a Speaker” graphic from the conference toolkit and let your networks know that you’ll be presenting at the 2024 Accelerating Health Equity Conference.


Meeting Room Set-Up and Audio/Visual Q&A

Most session meeting rooms will have theater-style seating. Depending on room capacity and configuration, some may have round tables or a combination of round tables in the front of the room and theater-style seating in the back.

All session rooms will have the following standard AV:

  • Two/three microphones. Depending on the room, there may be one podium microphone and wireless lavalier microphone.
  • Projection screen and projector.
  • Projector with HDMI and VGA capabilities.
  • Laptops and wireless Internet access.
  • Computers, which will be placed on the lectern. Wireless access will be available for presenters and attendees, as well. The connection speed will be sufficient for accessing and navigating web and/or e-mail pages.

PLEASE NOTE: Presenters will be asked to meet 15 minutes prior to their sessions to verify their slide decks and confirm that all embedded links, videos and sounds are working properly, and that fonts appear as expected.


Content Areas

Proposals from experts in the field will present leading-edge tactics and thought leadership in an assortment of meeting sessions that particularly focus on the content areas listed below.


Building Authentic and Sustained Community Engagement and Partnership



Understanding and Meeting Individual Health and Social Needs


Establishing Systematic and Shared Accountability and Building Diverse Leadership and Governance


Creating Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces


Other Emerging Topics

Presentation Formats

Breakouts consisting of panel sessions or interactive dialogues with attendees are the primary formats for sharing content at this conference, as described below. Conference organizers reserve the right to ask that your proposal be combined with another relevant submission and/or shared through another, more applicable format.

  • Concurrent breakout sessions provide an opportunity to share successful strategies with a broad audience. Each session will last up to 60 minutes with at least 15 minutes reserved for attendee Q&A and interaction.

    We anticipate that these sessions will be organized by common topics or tactics and, therefore, we may combine several proposals into a panel-style presentation or discussion. We have seen that sessions are stronger when paired together! If submitted proposals are combined, the AHA staff and/or the conference education committee will facilitate an introductory meeting and support the combined session as needed until the conference (including acting as or finding a moderator, facilitating additional planning calls and answering logistical questions).

    The AHA is committed to highlighting content of the highest caliber that builds conference attendees’ knowledge and fosters peer learning. We are seeking experienced presenters who can convey their knowledge, demonstrate actionable tools and engage conference participants in discussion. Successful proposals will:

    • Address practical needs of attendees from diverse professional backgrounds and organizations
    • Highlight key takeaways and how-to strategies for advancing health and health equity
    • Focus on evidence-based, replicable models
    • Demonstrate value and measurable impact
    • Encourage engagement and interaction from participants
  • In lieu of a traditional poster session, we will feature “story slam” presentations with original content about your organization’s initiatives to improve community and population health and advance diversity, equity and inclusion.p>

    Accepted proposals will be grouped into topic clusters and provided with guidance to structure their story into a seven-minute overview of an issue your organization has addressed through innovative approaches, specifically addressing the issue, intervention and lessons learned.

    The story slam will take place during the conference welcome reception. One person will serve as the lead presenter and additional attendees from the organization(s) represented are invited to join the session as contributors.


Conference Fees

All presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation expenses and registration fees for the conference. Confirmed presenters will receive a discount code to register for the conference at a rate of $525.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have submitted on behalf of a group, please inform the selected speakers about the discounted rate. If your organization wishes to pay registration for speakers in your session, we can help facilitate that on the back-end.


Ready to Work on Your Presentation?

Working closely with your advisor, be sure to update your speaker profile, finalize your session title and description and upload your presentation when you’re ready to do so.