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Submit a Session for the 2021 Conference

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is accepting educational session proposals for the 10th Annual Association of Aquatic Professionals Conference to be held in at the Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center in Reno, Nevada February 15 – 18, 2021.

Thank you for expressing interest in speaking at the 2021 AOAP Annual Conference and Exposition. To meet CEU requirements, all of the requested information must be completed and submitted by the deadline identified below.  Your educational session proposals MUST include a very specific outline and timeline. Incomplete session proposals will not be considered.

* DEADLINE FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: AUGUST 1, 2020.


Please NOTE:  If you are submitting an educational session proposal with more than one speaker, each speaker must fill out a separate educational session proposal form so that we have all of the appropriate information.

* If your session is accepted only one speaker per session will be eligible for one of the registration options identified below.  Any additional speakers per session will need to register at the regular conference rate:

1) A complimentary registration that includes entrance into any regular conference sessions during the regular conference and entrance into the exhibit hall during the Wednesday FREE hours

2) A discounted speaker rate of $299

3) The lowest member rate for conference attendees as a support AOAP option – $369.

2021 AOAP Conference Session Submission

Session submittal for the Association of Aquatic Professionals Annual Conference.
  • Speaker Information

  • * Please note that if there are 2 speakers for a session that both must fill out a separate submittal form.

    ** If there are 2 speakers for a session only 1 will be allowed to register at the complimentary speaker rate or the discounted rate. The other one would need to register at the regular conference rate at the time of registration.

  • NOTE: If there are 2, or more, speakers for a session, each speaker must fill out a separate session proposal.

  • Session Information - NOTE: SESSIONS MAY NOT BE USED TO PROMOTE INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES.

  • ** New in 2021! AOAP will be offering a 2-hour time block in which exhibitors may request a 15 minute time block to showcase, promote and/or demonstrate their products to AOAP delegates. These time blocks will include both a wet time block (pool) and a dry time block (classroom).

  • Limit to 10 words
  • Limit to one paragraph (max. of 450 characters). Briefly describe the proposed session. Entice people to come to this session by creating an exciting session description. *
  • (What is the issue?) Limit to one paragraph. Provide a clear explanation of how the need for this session was identified. Why even have this session?
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Provide a clear statement of learning objectives. Learning outcomes or objectives are written statements that provide a framework for activity, course, or program planning. They are the basis for selection of content and instructional strategies as they describe to learners exactly what knowledge, skills and abilities they are expected to accomplish as a result of the learning. Learning objectives/outcomes are the basis for measuring progress and a final assessment of learning. Please limit learning objectives to one sentence per outcome, using the following format:

    Upon completion of this session participants will:

  • Session Outline and TIMELINE (this must be VERY specific). What topics are being covered and how much time is being spent on each topic. Incomplete, or, timelines not specific enough will not be able to be considered. Thank you.

  • Speaker Terms and Conditions

  • Handouts: If your session is chosen, handouts MUST be submitted electronically to Juliene Hefter (juliene@aquaticpros.org) no later than February 1, 2019 (with NO acceptions) This later date is now possible as Juliene will be uploading all of the files to the flashdrives so please make sure that your session in 100% complete prior to this date so that we have all current handouts on the flashdrive.

    All session presenters MUST provide handouts for their sessions. All handouts will be pre-loaded on to a USB flash drive sponsored by Lincoln Aquatics. The USB flash drives will not be sold following the conference.

    Speaker Substitutions: Speakers are chosen in part based upon prior speaking history, knowledge and/or expertise. Due to CEU requirements speaker substitutions will not be allowed.

    Session Length: In order to receive CEU credits all sessions must fulfill the time requirement of 1 hour 15 minutes or a double session of 2 hours 30 minutes. No exceptions can be made. Speakers agree to plan their session content accordingly.

    Sales Promotions or Actual Sales before, during or after sessions: Please note that our conference is educational in nature and we want our attendees to receive the best information possible during and after sessions. With this being said, we prohibit any sales pitches or sale of products or services before, during or after sessions. (If you have a product or service to offer we suggest that you get a booth in the exposition hall and promote your products or services at that time).