Call for Speakers

STAR Institute speaking opportunities include but are not limited to ongoing monthly webinars, Virtual Summit: Sensory Processing in Autism, Virtual Summit: Sensory Processing in ADHD, and the annual STAR Sensory Symposium.

Presentation categories:

  • Keynote Speakers

  • Invited Panels/Speakers

  • Papers/Posters

  • Workshops

  • Roundtables

  • Virtual Papers

  • Webinars

Are you a professional and/or an advocate working within a sensory processing related community (SPD, Autism, ADHD, etc)? Are you an experienced and dynamic speaker who can help other professionals, advocates, and parents/individuals understand sensory challenges and develop strategies, skills, and a mindset that enhances the quality of life through sensory health and wellness? If so, we invite you to submit a speaking proposal. Speakers should be able to inspire, educate, and engage our audience through interactive presentations or workshops providing practical takeaways in virtual and/or in-person environments.

Adherence to ICMJE criteria

By checking this box, I represent that I and my co-authors have adhered to the ICMJE criteria for authorship as noted below.

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND

  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

All presentations are peer-reviewed, which may include (but not be limited to) STAR Institute staff, STAR Institute committee, and/or STAR Institute board members. Reviewers will consider the following:

  • Does the topic address sensory health issues and education?

  • Can the presented information apply to a diverse audience?

  • Is the topic unique and information up to date with sensory processing insights and findings?

  • Does the topic provide takeaways for practical use, clinical application or advancing research?

  • Is the course description clear and concise? Can attendees easily tell what to expect by reading it?

  • Are the learning objectives clear and can be met in the allotted time?

  • Does the presentation support STAR Institute’s high standards and reputation for the best conference workshops?

  • Are the proposed speakers qualified to instruct the presentation topic?