Call for Presenters

2021 Educational Offerings

ARRM’s 2021 education program and presentation selection looks different from past years. To increase the variety, quality, and scope of webinars, conference sessions and workshops offered, this year’s call for presentations is open for all ARRM training and conference events. Interested presenters can submit as many different topics as they like, for as many of the education event formats ARRM offers: conferences, workshops, webinars, or even just a physical training resource. We are especially interested in experienced virtual presenters and engaging topics for our online/webinar offerings.

What ARRM Looks for

ARRM purposefully seeks a wide variety of topics geared to audiences from DSPs to CEOs. However, presentations proposals will be selected based on certain general criteria:

  • Does it address a core business operational or service issue for Home and Community-Based Service providers in Minnesota, AND/OR provide insight on future trends or issues over the horizon.
  • Is it an engaging presentation that delivers objective, high quality and research/evidence-backed information with clear takeaways for the audience.
  • Will it be a unique offering from ARRM that fits the mission as strategic goals of the association.

In your proposal submission, you will have the opportunity to identify the broad topic category your presentation fits into, but ARRM will rely heavily on the written session description and identified audience takeaway sections when assessing the above criteria.

Presenting With ARRM

ARRM seeks a strong partnership with its presenters for all events, and is willing to work with you to meet your requirements, the association’s, and most importantly, presentation attendees.

What you can expect

  • Prompt and clear communication to the best of ARRM staff’s ability
  • Strong technical support to ensure your focus can be 100% on delivering a great presentation
  • Opportunities to achieve your broader goals as a presenter

What ARRM expects

  • Prompt and clear communication to the best of the presenter’s ability
  • Presentations which meet or exceed the submitted proposal, including stated length and audience takeaways
  • Timely delivery of presentation materials and other collateral, and timely arrival to the presentation venue

ARRM is able to work with presenters on speakers fees and travel expenses, but as a non-profit association we ask presenters to work with us to find a reasonable meeting point. Presentations delivered as an in-kind contribution can also be compensated with comparable sponsorship opportunities.

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Proposal Selection

ARRM and its committees will select proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year, and at a minimum of two months ahead of the event for which they are selected, barring special circumstances. For ARRM’s four major events, final selections will be made at least three month in advance of the event.

As part of the submission process, presenters may indicate if they have a particular interest in presenting at one of the four major ARRM events. ARRM will consider this during selection, but may also request the presenter to consider a different venue if deemed more appropriate.

Presenters can expect an initial general confirmation a proposal was received, and a follow up communication no more than two months after the initial submission date notifying if the presentation is currently under consideration for an ARRM event.

Unless a proposal is rejected outright for not fitting the general criteria, ARRM will keep all proposals on file for possible selection in the future even if not selected during the current calendar year.

Event Submission Deadlines

ARRM and its committees will select proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year, and approximately two months ahead of the event for which they are selected, barring special circumstances. For ARRM’s four major events, final selections may be made further in advance.

Tentative Selection Deadlines

  • March 1: Spring Business & Finance Forum
  • March 1: Annual Conference
  • July 1: Leadership Conference
  • October 1: Fall Business & Finance Forum


Before filling out the submission form, log in to your your ARRM profile, or create a new account if you do not have one. This will pre-populate all your contact information. If you already have an ARRM profile attached to your email address, the system will ask you to log in.

Contact Events Director, Ashley Wear with questions.

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*Note: our duplicate record notification message is broken at the moment. If you receive a strange error message upon submitting your proposal, it is most likely because you already have an ARRM profile and did not sign in. Please try signing in to your ARRM account above before submitting, or contact for assistance.