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2021 ASHPC Call for Proposals

Introduction/Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in the 31st Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, to be held March 29 - April 2, 2021 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. We welcome your proposals to present at the conference. 

Please complete this form in its entirety. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. To complete this form you will need:
  • Speaker narrative biography(ies)
  • Speaker CVs or resume
  • Speaker contact information
Additional information will be requested throughout the submission process based on type of presentation.
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference presents a variety of sessions throughout the 3-day core conference, in addition to 2-day preconference Intensive Training Seminars.
Session Types:
  • Breakout Sessions: All Breakout Sessions are 65-minutes, scheduled during morning and afternoon blocks throughout the 3 -day core conference. Categories are Topic Sessions, Program Descriptions, Panel Discussions and Research Reports. 
  • Intensive Training Seminars: Two-day seminars presented as preconference workshops Monday, March 29 and 30, eight hours each day.
  • Activity Sessions: One-hour sessions scheduled in the mornings and evenings each day of the 3-day core conference. 
  • Poster Presentations: Two categories of poster presentations are available - Case Study and Research. Posters will be on display Thursday and Friday, April 1 & 2, 2021 with presenters at their posters for 90 minutes each day during the lunch break. 
  • Making Connections: Informal networking sessions scheduled throughout the 3-day core conference hosted by fellow conference attendees. 
Conference Theme:
Health Promotion: Rising to the Challenge Today and in the Next Decade
A number of trends are converging that will shape the future of health promotion, including:

• An increased recognition of the critical role that climate change and social determinants of health (i.e., the conditions in which we live, learn, work, and play) have in a diverse array of health outcomes

• Transformative shifts in work

Fueled in part by stay-at-home and social distancing orders, technology is fundamentally altering how, where, and on what we work. The nature and composition of the workforce is changing drastically: In today’s gig economy, five generations of employees are navigating flexible schedules; remote teams; hoteling; increased automation; and artificial intelligence. At the same time, we are experiencing the aftershocks of the COVID-19 crisis on our social, educational, and healthcare systems in addition to epidemics of loneliness; mental health and substance use disorders; unmet social needs; and chronic illnesses. The question facing health promotion professionals is how we will adapt to stem the rising tide of pervasive, daunting challenges facing society in the context of our rapidly evolving and increasingly decentralized workforce.

Conference sessions will explore:
• Disruptively innovating to maximize employee engagement, health, and well-being in the context of the future of work
• Fostering individual and organizational sense of purpose; collaborative, socially connected teams; a culture of health and well-being; and sustainability as we work to optimize physical and mental well-being in organizations and communities
• Developing holistic solutions that expand far beyond traditional health promotion programs to address emerging issues (e.g., caregiver responsibilities; increased availability of genetic testing, extreme weather events, pandemics)