2017 AARP Livable Communities Conference

A Call for Session Proposals

Apply to present at our gathering in Texas on November 14, 15 and 16. The application deadline is Monday, August 14, 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Local leaders, representatives from members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities and livability experts are gathering in Texas this November 14, 15 and 16 for the 5th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference.

The conference, which will be held at the InterContinental Dallas, located in the North Dallas community of Addison, provides an opportunity for sharing ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities nationwide more livable and age-friendly for people of all ages.

Details about the conference — including registration information — will be posted in August. 


Because the conference sessions will be selected and scheduled in order to achieve a diversity in subject matter, content and format, preference will be given to proposals that present a range of perspectives on a particular topic. 

1. We encourage each proposal to include, when possible:

  • Representatives from a variety of municipalities and organizations, including AARP state office(s) and partner(s)

  • Session topics that broadly fit the conference theme of "Building Momentum for Livable Communities Change"

2. Proposals should relate to one of our three session tracks:

  • ENGAGE: Sessions regarding community assessment, partnership and coalition development, and citizen engagement.

  • INFLUENCE: Sessions focused on federal, state and local advocacy, as well as influencer engagement.

  • ACT: Sessions about the implementation and evaluation of age-friendly and livable communities programs, practices and/or initiatives.


  • The conference sessions will be one-hour in length, inclusive of ample time (at least 20 minutes) for an interactive discussion and Q&A with the audience.

  • Prior to submitting your proposal, please inform any potential co-presenters that you are proposing a session. Be prepared to provide their contact information, biographies and a session description in your submission.

  • The selection committee will work to ensure that the presentations are interesting, relevant, timely and non-duplicative. As such, an applicant might be asked to revise his or her proposal or combine it with another session.

  • Although session presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration, presenters will still be required to register for the conference.




Have an idea, but aren't sure how to present it?

Not sure whether your proposed session is a good fit for the conference?

Need help identifying co-presenters or panelists?

Page published July 2017

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