Take the Stage at the 2024 NAEHCY Conference

Call for Presenters

The 36th annual NAEHCY conference will offer robust, content-rich professional development opportunities for all, from the novice to the experienced, in all things supporting the education of homeless youth (and related fields) and will foster cross-sector collaboration. We anticipate that more than 2000 professionals from across the country will attend the conference, which will include 90+ break-out sessions.

Proposals from one lead presenter and up to three co-presenters (maximum of four presenters) are being accepted through June 20 (proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 20, 2024.)

How to Submit a Proposal:
1. Create an account on the CVENT platform at
2. Follow prompts within CVENT (and email presenters@naehcy.org with your questions)
3. Review your information in CVENT before clicking “submit”

Please note, proposals will not be accepted by email, mail, or any other method of transmission.

Questions: If you have questions regarding the 2024 Request for Proposals, please contact: presenters@naehcy.org. (Only questions will be accepted through presenters@naehcy.org – DO NOT SUBMIT PROPOSALS to this email address, as they will not be considered.)

Call for Keynote Speakers

Are you a thought leader, innovator, or expert in your field? Do you have a unique perspective to share with an audience of education, nonprofit, government, and advocacy-focused professionals? NAEHCY invites you to apply to be a keynote speaker at our 2024 conference taking place November 17- 19, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency, Orlando, Florida.

To be considered as a keynote speaker, please submit a proposal and responses to the questions below, and any supplemental materials such as a media kit, or sample video content from previous speaking engagements by Friday, May 31, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Presentations will only be considered if they include submission of a written proposal and complete answers to all required questions. You will be contacted regarding acceptance by July 15, 2024. If you have additional questions, please contact us at speakers@naehcy.org.

NAEHCY will not consider proposals for keynote presentations that promote products or services. Sales pitches, self-promotions, and mentions of products or services will not be accepted. If you (or your organization) represent a service or product, visit the 2024 NAEHCY conference webpage or contact info@naehcy.org to learn more about conference sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Written Proposal Guidelines
Please provide a written summary (100-400 words) detailing the goals and objectives of your presentation.

Required Questions to Accompany Keynote Presentation Proposal
– First and Last Name
– Email Address
– Company/Organization Name
– Job Title
– Please provide a professional headshot (as an attachment)
– Please provide a written bio (100 words or less)
– Who is the target audience for your presentation?
– What is your proposed presentation title?
– Can your content be adapted to a 1 -1.5-hour presentation?
– Where and to whom have you presented this presentation at previous engagements or conferences?
– Please detail any experience that you have as a keynote speaker or presenter for conferences.
– What is the largest in-person audience that you have presented to?
– What is your desired amount for an honorarium for the presentation?

Supplemental Materials
Please attach any supplemental materials – such as media kits or video content – highlighting your speaking experience.

Travel Arrangements
NAEHCY covers travel costs (flight/mileage, hotel, meals) for speakers who are selected as keynote presenters for the 2024 conference. Hotel and flight reservations are made by NAEHCY staff and will be discussed with each presenter in advance. Mileage reimbursement will be provided to keynote speakers who travel to the conference via car. NAEHCY does not cover any expenses for administrative or support staff, or other travel companions who accompany keynote presenters to the conference.