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A Message from the National I&R Support Center: AIRS Annual I&R Conference Call for Proposals

Dear Aging and Disability I&R Professionals, 

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) has released the call for proposals for the 2020 Annual Information and Referral (I&R) Training and Education Conference. The annual I&R conference is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 7-10, 2020. AIRS is seeking workshops addressing the breadth of I&R service delivery.  

The Aging and Disability conference track offers a unique opportunity to share developments and effective practices in serving older adults, persons with disabilities, and caregivers with I&R colleagues across the country. This track is coordinated by ADvancing States’ I&R Support Center, which strongly encourages aging and disability I&R agencies of all types to review the call for proposals and consider a submission.

The current call for proposals is available on the AIRS Learning system. General conference information is available on the AIRS website. We invite you to propose a workshop to share your knowledge and present to your peers! There are many potential topics of interest to I&R/A programs serving older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about the Aging and Disability track, or to discuss a potential workshop topic.   

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 21, 2020. Proposals are to be submitted online through AIRS Learning, where you can find additional information on presenting and a downloadable word document to preview the online application. If you have any difficulty accessing the call for proposals application, feel free to reach out to me at  

Thank you,

Nanette Relave 

Senior Director, National I&R Support Center | ADvancing States

241 18th Street S, Ste. 403, Arlington, VA 22202

Office Line: 202.898.2578 |

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