About the 2019 Selection Process

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, TRALA encourages prospective session organizers to submit complete, comprehensive proposals, including proposed speakers.

The accepted presentation will receive a slot of 60 minutes on Tuesday, April 9, 2018. Notifications regarding acceptance or rejection of Call for Session Proposals will be sent to the submitter on January 7, 2019, by email.  An accurate email is critical. If you have not received an email notification by January 8, contact TRALA’s Shannon Davison at sdavison@trala.org.


Proposal Format

Make sure your proposal is feasible to present in a 60-minute session. Part of making an effective business session is to provide meaningful presentation materials and online resources that will allow the audience to further their knowledge. It is expected that the presenters will provide electronic presentation materials and/or handouts before, during or after the event.


Speaker Registration

ALL accepted presenters MUST register to attend TRALA’s Annual Meeting.  There will be a discounted speaker fee. The code will be made available to the selected attendees. This fee must be paid by April 7, 2019.


Audio Visual

In the meeting room, TRALA will provide an LCD projector, screen, podium and microphone. TRALA will have a laptop available, however presenters MUST provide their materials by Friday, April 5 to make sure that everything is working properly.


Planning Timeline

  • October 18, 2018 – Call for Session and Speakers Open
  • November 30, 2018 – Call for Session and Speakers Closes
  • October 2018 – December 2018 – Proposal Review
  • January 7, 2019 – Submitters Notified
  • February 2019 – All session and speakers finalized
  • April 7-10, 2019 – TRALA Annual Meeting


How to Apply

You must submit your proposal using our online form, https://goo.gl/forms/0hVDZJoJR0mTzam82.  Emailed, faxed and mailed proposals will not be accepted.  By submitting your proposal, you agree to present at either business session. Business sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Please be sure to design your presentation slides in 4:3 format.

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