BOSS 2017 Submission Checklist

BOSS: Building Organizational and Sector Sustainability BC One-Day Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference Proposal Checklist

Please compile the information listed below to submit your proposal:

  • Title of presentation
  • Presentation Teaser / Abstract (10-25 words) for inclusion in the conference schedule at a glance publication
  • Presentation Description and Goals (up to 500 words for inclusion on and in the conference program).
  • Session length (most sessions are one hour in length, we have a limited number of 2 hour sessions)
  • Program track (Governance, Platforms & Processes, People, Finance & Fund Development)
  • Who might benefit from the presentation? (i.e. main target audiences for attendees–Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Members, Senior Leaders or Emerging Leaders. Proposal targeting multiple audiences are given preference)
  • Presenter Biography (A short (50 words) & long (100 words) biography for inclusion on and in the conference program)
  • Additional resources (list links to - videos of you speaking, podcasts, interviews, articles, blog posts, papers, creative and any other supporting material, note this section is optional)
  • Headshot photo (This will be used for the BOSS website and conference program)

Helpful Tips

When developing your Presentation Abstract, Description and Goals, keep in mind they should:

  • Be concisely written, accurate, self-contained, and coherent
  • Use a clear and direct writing style with active voice rather than passive
  • Give a clear statement of what participants will learn from this presentation
  • List what materials—slides, web links—will be provided during the presentation, posted on the conference web site, or submitted to the conference proceedings
  • Give participants a good idea of the content and format of your presentation
  • Persuade the proposal reviewers and conference attendees that you are going to present something unique, valuable and engaging

Please make sure you check your work for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Keep the abstract short and to the point. Since a broad audience will view your abstract you should spell out all acronyms. Please make sure that your information is accurate and carefully edited. This includes information about you.

Additional Resources for Presenters

t: 604 875 9144
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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