Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to present at the National Indian Council on Aging’s (NICOA) 23rd conference on aging in Indian Country. Our American Indian Elders Conference will take place August 1-6, 2021 in Reno, Nevada, at the Nugget Casino Resort.
Complete the workshop proposal form and send in a brief description of your proposed presentation (no more than 150 words each) along with a brief biography (no more than 150 words) if you would like to present at the conference.
Workshops can cover any topic related to research in Indian Country as well as healthcare access, insurance, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, caregiver support, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, falls prevention, exercise, long-term services and supports, employment, retirement planning, financial management, medication management, elder abuse, the Older Americans Act, and more. If your workshop doesn’t fit into one of the above categories, send it anyway. We would like to have a diverse group of workshops.
NICOA conferences are produced at cost; presenters and speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, applicable membership dues and registration fees. If your proposal is accepted, Registration Form(s) and applicable fees must be paid. We will follow up with specific details about registration after you are selected. Email is the preferred method of submitting your proposal. If that is not an option, call Cheryl Archibald at (505) 292-2001 for further information.
NICOA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 whose mission is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic wellbeing for American Indian and Alaska Native elders. NICOA’s conference serves as a national forum where American Indian and Alaska Native elders can come from across the United States to convene.
Our biennial conferences benefit our 300,000 elders as well as the entire American Indian and Alaska Native population from all 574 tribes. The conference consists of educational presentations from tribal, state and federal organizations as well as a diverse network of aging service partners that provide information and updates on aging services, health care, civic engagement and economic development in Indian Country.