Speaker FAQs

On behalf of the HCAF Board of Directors, Education Committee, and staff, we wish to thank you for taking part in the 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show. We are grateful for your participation and support and hope you will find this to be a fun and well worthwhile experience! Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you have additional questions, contact Monica Smith at gro.alferacemoh%40htimsm or (850) 566-6999.

  • Once I have been confirmed as a speaker, what else do I need to submit?

    HCAF has a list of important dates and deadlines that speakers must comply with to publicize their sessions, secure their hotel room, confirm their final presentation, and much more. Please refer to the customized speaker deadline Google Sheet or workbook for details on our deadlines.

  • How many people attend HCAF's Annual Conference & Trade Show?

    Each year our Annual Conference & Trade Show keeps getting better! Last year we hosted 550 attendees. With the pandemic hopefully subsiding, we hope to return to closer to our usual 700 attendees. You can expect the audience to represent a wide array of organizational sizes and structures, such as large, vertically-integrated systems, hospital-based agencies, chain, and freestanding organizations. These organizations are for-profit and not-for-profit, urban and rural, and are reimbursed by a variety of sources, including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and consumer-paid. Attendees typically have degrees in nursing, therapy, business, health services administration, or other related areas.

  • What is the conference theme?

    This year's theme is The Roaring Twenties. We are hoping all of the sessions will be presented in an optimistic light and attitude, but realistic as well. Our expectation/request to you is that no session spend any major time on overviews. Please assume that your audience has been engaged in the latest changes and your specific topic already. Your audience will want to know what practical strategies work successfully, what resources and tools are available for best practice, and how they can start implementing or improving today.

  • Is there anything I need to know before I present?

    Please keep the following requests in mind: ​Do NOT spend any major time on overviews. Assume the audience has been engaged in your specific topic already. Present in optimistic light and attitude, but realistic as well. Impart new information on the latest trends and changes in the industry. Share promising practical strategies, tools, resources, and best practices for success and growth Depict creative programs and services, and demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions that the audience can begin implementing or improving today. Use home care-specific references/examples whenever possible. Resist using the word hospice unless absolutely necessary. Please include benchmarking data whenever possible. Incorporate our theme.

  • Will I be compensated for speaking?

    As a not-for-profit organization, HCAF is unable to pay honorarium, travel, separate meal, lodging, or per diem costs to speakers. However, HCAF is pleased to offer presenters a complimentary conference registration that includes a number of food and beverage breaks and daytime meals. This free pass covers both our pre-conference and our regular conference sessions that run Wednesday through Friday. Substitutions for free registrations are not permitted.

  • How do I register for the conference?

    Click here to let us know the date(s) and meal(s) that you plan to attend no later than June 15, 2022, so that we are aware that you will be taking advantage of this opportunity and include you in our catering, seating, and handout counts.

  • What audio and visual resources will be available for my presentation?

    All presentation rooms will have a laptop computer, LCD projector, screen, microphone, podium, and remote control to advance your slides. If you need anything else, please let us know. If you plan not to use this equipment, please let us know that as well on your customized speaker deadline Google Sheet.

  • How can I help promote this year's event?

    Please spread the word to your network about your upcoming presentation by sharing this graphic on your website and/or social media accounts along with the hashtag #HomeCareCon. If you need a different file format, size, or layout, please contact us. Thank you in advance!

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