Call for Workshop Proposals

American Adoption Congress Conference Workshop Proposal Guidelines
The American Adoption Congress is now accepting workshop proposals for the
41st AAC International Conference
April 15-18, 2020 at the Sheraton San Diego


Our theme this year is:
Charting a Course for the Future of Adoption
Keep this theme in mind as you prepare your workshops submissions. Our conference is the opportunity to educate and share with all involved in the adoption constellation, as well as those whose lives are touched by any loss of family continuity.
You are warmly invited to become part of the conference by submitting a workshop proposal. We hope you will find the below list of suggested topics helpful as you prepare your presentation.
Workshop Track Suggestions:
Adoption Professionals
  • Educators
  • Therapists
  • Child services placement
  • In and outpatient treatment
Freedom to Speak from your Heart
  • Personal experiences
  • How to search         
  • What you’ve found
  • Diversity in Adoption
  • DNA
  • Donor reunions
Your Conference Committee looks forward to receiving your submissions
Final decisions for workshops will be made by October 15th
Remember, you’re not constrained to one submission!
Thank you from your Conference Committee!
 Charting a Course for the Future of Adoption
Workshop Proposal Format 
Workshops may be 60 or 90 minutes in length including Q & A. Please specify which you would prefer.
Workshops may be by a single presenter, multiple presenters and/or panel. 
Please specify which you will be doing
Provide the following for the Conference Committee
  • Title of Workshop 
  • Description of Workshop (75 words maximum)
  • Target audience
  • Best phone
  • Best email
  • Address City St Zip
  • Main presenter contact information
  • Main presenter bio and credentials, if any
  • Main presenter name (as you want it to appear in the program and in marketing materials)
Please provide the following also for the Conference Committee:
  • Any additional presenters names, bios and credentials
  • Audio visual needs
  • Any other information the Conference Committee will need to know
Workshop proposals should be sent to:
And will be Accepted from AUGUST 15 THROUGH September 30th