2018 AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference

Welcome to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 21, 2018 thru May 24, 2018

2018 Conference objectives -
To provide quality training and education related to fire alarm system technology
and related codes and standards.

Proposals are due November 15, 2017


AFAA invites those interested in presenting at its 2018 Annual Meeting to submit a proposal for review by the Annual Meeting Program Committee. Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively with consideration of the following criteria:
Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives. (See below)
Presentation skill and experience of the speaker
Desirability of the topic

Proposals to present must contain and convey sufficient detail to allow the selection committee to understand how the proposed session will contribute to the conference objectives. Selection is competitive; therefore, it is important to submit a compelling and complete proposal.

Multiple Submissions:
No more than two proposals (the first two received) from one speaker will be considered.  Complete a separate application form for each proposal.

Length of Presentation:
Presentations are either 1 or 1¼ hours, including 15 minutes for questions.

Proceedings Paper:
Speakers must submit a paper based on their presentation for the proceedings that is provided to conference attendees. Details on preparing the proceedings paper are provided upon selection. 

All presenters receive a complimentary registration for the conference. Travel, lodging and other expenses are the responsibility of the speaker.


Presentation Description: (Maximum 600 words)                                              
Describe your presentation and specify expected learning outcomes for attendees. Indicate the session level. Levels are evaluated with respect to attendee experience with a topic as follows:  
Basic: 2 to 5 years’ experience. 
Intermediate: 6 to 10 years’ experience. 
Advanced: 10 plus years’ experience. 

Learning Outcomes:
Specify 1-3 primary learning outcomes for your session.

Topic Relevance:
Describe why this topic is relevant to attendees and the fire alarm industry. (Maximum length is 150 words) 

Speaking Experience: (Maximum length is 300 words)
Describe (or list) the presenter's relevant speaking experience, such as AFAA and NFPA meetings/conferences, other society presentations and/or presentations in other venues.

Biographical Information: (Maximum length is 1 page)
Brief description of the applicant(s) qualifications in the subject matter.  Include as a minimum:
Current Position
Certifications, designations
Contact information (work phone number and email) for three references
Noteworthy articles and publications from the past 3 years (up to 5 items)

Brochure Description:
Provide a 50 word (max.) description of the presentation to be included in the conference brochure. 

Notification of acceptance will be mailed by Between December 1 and December 15, 2017.

Please e-mail us at conference@afaa.org with your questions.  

Proposals are due November 15, 2017

AFAA's 2018 Meeting Location
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing - A 4-Star Hotel
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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