Call For Proposals

The Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (IL-HPCO) invites prospective speakers to submit an online proposal for our Annual Meeting and Education Conference scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Northern Illinois University (NIU) Naperville, IL. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 15, 2024.

2024 Theme: Building a Stronger Community: Shaping the Future of Hospice

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Acknowledge and support pathways for transparent communication between hospice teams
  • Supporting each other during times of uncertainty
  • Strategies in recruiting and retaining a solid workforce

The IL-HPCO website,, is open for proposals until March 15, 2024, and notifications of your acceptance will be sent no later than March 24, 2024.

IL-HPCO will need the following from you no later than March 15, 2024:

  • Title of Talk (8 words or less)
  • Speaker(s) Name, Title, Credentials, and Affiliation
  • Speaker(s) Contact Information (phone, email)
  • Objectives of Talk
  • Bio of Speaker(s)
  • Presentations (PPT) and handouts are due to IL-HPCO on April 29, 2024.
    IF PPTs/Handouts are not sent by the deadline, you will be dropped as a speaker.

Submit Your Proposal

In order to ensure that you have all of the necessary materials to complete the submission process, IL-HPCO has created a proposal submission checklist. Prior to starting the submission process, IL-HPCO has prepared an easy-to-use checklist to assist you with proposal submission. This checklist identifies all the information you will be required to submit on the online portal, as well as guidelines and requirements for this information.

When you are ready to start the online submission process, complete the form below. Remember that once you begin your submission, you cannot stop or return to it later. It must be completed in its entirety. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Dado at