Call for Session Proposals

News and Annoucements


Due: Friday, February 28, 2020, by 5:00 pm (Central Time)

The 2020 reimagine conference will take place on June 11, 2020, at the Patrician Banquet Center in Schererville, Indiana. The objective of the conference is to inspire collaborative initiatives in communities that take a trauma‐responsive approach to community development and public health efforts. This conference is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the science of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what it means to be trauma‐responsive at home, at work, and in the community.

For more than 50 years, Northwest Indiana Community Action has worked to alleviate the
causes and conditions of poverty for individuals, families, and communities. Northwest Indiana Community Action’s mission is to help people to be independent and to advocate for those who can’t.

Our goals are:
 Individuals and families in Northwest Indiana are stable and achieve economic security.
 Communities in Northwest Indiana are healthy and offer economic opportunity.
 People in Northwest Indiana are engaged and active in building opportunities in

The focus of the 2020 conference is on understanding the impact of ACEs and trauma on
communities and on prevention or remediation of these effects through care, connection, and community. The tracks for the conference derive from the sectors that Northwest Indiana Community Action hopes to attract as conference attendees: law enforcement, healthcare, community development, education, mental health, and caregivers.

We encourage prospective presenters to develop their presentations to attract one or more of the identified target audience sectors. There will be sixteen (16) 60‐minute‐long breakout sessions during the conference. Sessions should be non‐promotional.

It is our intention to offer continuing education credit for mental health professionals, foster parents, and medical professionals.

Session proposals are welcome to have more than one speaker from more than one organization. Speakers will receive a complimentary conference registration and are invited to participate in the preconference intensives. For presenters travelling more than 100 miles, we will also provide travel expenses and lodging. Session proposals are due on or before Friday, February 28, 2020, by 5:00 pm (Central Time).

Please complete the attached form (pdf left side of this page) and submit electronically to aschoon@nwi‐