Speaker Frequently Asked Questions

Proposals can only be submitted online.

You will need to have the following information available in order to complete an online proposal:

  • Session title
  • Topic track
  • CPE level
  • Three learning need codes
  • Three Measurable Objectives
  • Session outline
  • Presentation format
  • Session description
  • Session participants
  • Speaker bios and resume or CV.

The Committee for Professional Development will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new and/or significant information to the dietetics profession. Proposals received on or before the deadline will be reviewed based on:

  • Appropriateness of topic
  • Advanced level of content
  • Cutting-edge information that has not been previously presented
  • Comprehensiveness of session objectives
  • Expertise of proposed speakers
  • Speaker selection related to experience and topics
  • Essential practice information

A DPG/MIG may submit only one Spotlight session proposal. As practice experts, DPGs/MIGs with broad practice areas are encouraged to submit additional general session proposals for review. Additional proposals may be submitted on a separate general proposal form. If additional general sessions are accepted, the DPG/MIG will receive Program Book “planned with” acknowledgement. The DPG/MIG will not be responsible for providing financial support for any approved sessions.

Program planners will be notified of the proposal’s final status by late February 2016. All notifications are sent electronically to the program planners to the email entered with the Call for Sessions proposal system. Proposals are considered accepted only when the program planner receives a written confirmation from the Academy Professional Development Team. FNCE® proposals are “works in progress” as the Academy and the CPD work to provide quality programming each year.

The Academy reserves the right to make recommendations and requirements for revisions of content and/or speakers within proposals prior to acceptance. Under certain circumstances, the Academy may recommend and/or require speaker modifications for proposal acceptance in order to match the overall programming needs at FNCE®.

The Academy Professional Development Team will contact speakers directly to negotiate honoraria, if necessary. The Professional Development Team will email all approved speakers a packet with required paperwork, including speaker agreement, housing and travel forms.

Please contact Joseph LasCola at jlascola@eatright.org with any speaker or session changes.