7th & 8th September 2023
Glasgow, Scotland

Call for presentations

call for presentations

The conference hosts encourage all colleagues from around the globe to submit proposals for consideration in the programme. Accepted proposals will also be eligible for consideration for the 2023 Global Ageing Network Ageing Excellence in Ageing Services Award.

We invite submissions that embrace a future perspective and feature thought leadership, innovative ideas, research, projects and/or programmes that address specific needs in supported housing, homecare, residential and nursing care and support, backed by professionally documented practical experience and/or research findings.

Conference delegates expect to participate in interactive sessions to gain inspiration and practical tools, as they forge new partnerships, both locally and abroad.

All prospective proposal submitters are encouraged to visit the Global Ageing Network website, Scottish Care website, and the National Care Forum website to learn more about our associations and our members.

Please note: presenters of successful submissions will be required to register for the full conference by the speaker registration deadline of 1 April 2023 and will receive a 50% registration discount towards that full registration fee. The conference organisers cannot pay honoraria, travel, per diem or other costs to presenters. In addition, presenters are responsible for all expenses incurred in the development and implementation of their presentation.

The call for presentations deadline is 18 September 2022.



If you are submitting multiple proposals, please complete a separate application for each proposed presentation.

Ensure you complete all required fields, proposals that are incomplete may not be considered for review.

Please be prepared to provide a detailed 300-500 word presentation description along with learning objectives for your session.

Make sure you provide pertinent background information for each presenter.

All conference presentations will be delivered in English.

While this conference is a live, in-person event, requests to make virtual presentations will be considered and determinations made at the discretion of the organising committee.

The conference organisers will only accept proposals submitted electronically through our online application form. If you have experience any difficulty with your electronic submission, please contact us.

Evaluation Criteria

All proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee utilising the following evaluation criteria:


Relevance of topic and applicability of concepts to the conference theme, with the potential for the programme, initiative or research to improve sustainability, quality, efficiency, or outcomes for residents/clients and/or professionals/operators.

Quality & Clarity

Quality and clarity of the proposal along with a convincing approach to the programme methodology and evaluation utilised to assess impact or outcomes.


Originality of the topic, initiative or programme, demonstrating innovation and/or representing a unique and/or diverse perspective(s).

Experienced Presenters

Experienced presenters, knowledgeable about the subject matter and the provider audience.


Diversity of voices, perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences represented, including demographic diversity, such as racial diversity and balanced gender representation, in multi-presenter workshop submissions.


Inclusion of the voice of those with experience of care and support services and family members, especially when the content touches on the resident/client experience.

Relevant Information

Information tailored to the intended audience, including specificity regarding the relevance and applicability of the content to particular settings and/or professions.

Interaction & Engagement

Delivery methods that create opportunities for meaningful delegate interaction and engagement.

Application of Content

Applications that demonstrate content that enables scale and spread of ideas will be rated favourably.

Applicants may apply to present in one of two different formats as described below. While the programme committee will take the submitter’s session format preference into consideration, the committee has the ultimate responsibility to determine the best placement and thus format of each submission in the final conference programme:


A one-hour concurrent session, dedicated to a single content area, project and/or approach. Presenters should provide a hands-on interactive learning experience and a deep dive into relevant content. The workshop design (i.e. activities) chosen should tie directly to the proposed learning objectives.

Panel Presentation

A 15-20 minute formal presentation included in a 90-minute concurrent session showcasing a diverse set of perspectives from an international panel on a related topic. Following a combined 60 minutes of presentations, panelists will participate in a facilitated discussion, along with questions taken from the delegates. Presenters must demonstrate high quality and methodology and are encouraged to highlight findings and outcomes.

Submission form

Presentation Submission Form