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UNA Annual Conference Sessions

Call for 2024 Conference Breakout Session Proposals!

Share your expertise, experience, and love for nonprofits by submitting a proposal for the 2024 UNA Annual Conference: Embrace + Embolden!

This year’s theme, “Embrace + Embolden” is rooted in the practice of connecting with the core values of belonging, dignity, and humanity. Our goal is to move beyond the notion of empowerment towards a vision of strengthening. Through our work, we hope to recognize and support the innate power of our people and our organizations. We embrace because you belong. We embolden because you are powerful.

Dedicated individuals bring talent, resilience, compassion, and more in response to the enduring challenges that pressure our missions, our communities, and our world. Their work, as important as it is difficult, demands every support and aid we can provide. Your submitting a breakout session proposal helps the nonprofit community overcome organizational and professional challenges and improves their capacity for creating goodness.

We invite you to submit a Breakout Session proposal that lifts and inspires Utah’s nonprofit community with new ideas and new perspectives.

Breakout session proposals will be accepted through 11:59 PM, Monday, June 10, 2024.

Breakout Session Proposal Criteria

Our Annual Conference Committee will select breakout session proposals that:

  • emphasize depth over breadth of a topic area
  • are practical and skills-based
  • cover subject matter at an intermediate or advanced level
  • address new ways of solving problems
  • have clear learning objectives that are easily implementable
  • have specific and identifiable operational takeaways for participants
  • provide solutions along functional areas (for example, fundraising) that would also work for smaller nonprofits

Changes/Additions: If your session is selected, breakout session slots are nontransferable. We are unable to make changes or additions to speakers/presentations after selection.

UNA Sessions are Noncommercial: Presenters should refrain from using brand names and endorsing specific products. Under no circumstances should a conference breakout session be used as a place for promoting a speaker’s product, service, or monetary self-interest.

Free Registration: Selected presenters are invited to join us (for free) at the conference. UNA is unable to provide honoraria or reimburse presenters for travel costs or other expenses incurred in the development of presentations.