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Call for Quick Talks

Be a Part of Fa​​ll Conference 2017!

AIHA’s Fall Conference is the best opportunity of the year for IH and OEHS professionals to network with colleagues in a collaborative, intimate, and engaging environment. AIHA invites you to contribute to the profession by submitting​ a proposal for a Quick Talk, an innovative program format. Quick Talks will be presented on Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October​​​ 31 at Fall Conference 2017 in Tampa, FL. 

What are Quick Talk​s?

Quick Talks are concise and efficient 20 minute presentations, similar to a TED talk (with additional 10 minutes for Q&A) where the goal is to articulate on a topic in a speedy, insightful, and clear manner. These talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience, convey key information, and allow for several presenters to share their focused ideas in a brief period of time.  If selected, your presentation will be paired with a second presentation to form a full 1 hour session.

Fall C​onference Themes

Submit a proposal in your area of expertise that will inspire and invigorate your colleagues with new ideas, practical solutions, and best practices they need to manage the challenges of today and prepare for the issues of tomorrow.  Quick talk proposals may reflect one or more of the following tracks:

  • Enterprise Risk Assessment and Management 

  • Emergency Response & Preparedness

  • Management/Leadership

  • Emerging Issues/International

Proposal Rev​iew Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Is the presentation and/or content new?

  • Is the talk thought-provoking organized and engaging?

  • Does the session provide practical real-world ideas, tools, techniques and/or processes?

  • Does the session address one or more of the conference themes using current or emerging information?

  • Are learning objectives clearly defined?


Quick Talk presenters will receive a complimentary registration fee to attend the Fall Conference.


All Quick Talk proposals are due Monday April 3, 2017.  You will be notified in by the end of April of the status of your submission.


Contact Erin Breece, Manager, Global Education via email​, or call 703-846-0749.

Speaker Information

The information you provide here will be how we communicate with you regarding the status of your proposal.  Upon acceptance, this information will be used in the online session listing and program, so please be accurate.​​​​​​​​​

Session Description (200 words)

  • Create an interesting and appealing description of your Quick Talk.
  • Describe the problem/case-study/theory/situation/scenario that you will present on and key takeaways for the audience.

*If selected, the description you provide will be used in the online session listing and program, and may be edited for marketing purposes.

Key Takeaways

How will attendees act/think differently as a result of attending your talk? Complete the following sentence with 2-5 clearly written learning outcomes.

"Upon completion of your presentation, attendees will be able to... "

Each outcome should:

  • Stand on their own as a measurable, realistic, or attainable goal/function
  • Be one sentence in length
  • Appear/ be listed in ascending order of emphasis
  • Illustrate skills to be developed
  • Identify expected behaviors, concepts and knowledge attendees will be able to demonstrate and apply at the end of your presentation.
  • Have relevance to OEHS
  • Begin with a different verbs/words