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NWC 2019 Call for Proposals
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Present a breakout session at the 44th Annual National Wellness Conference

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2019 | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida

Breakout session proposals must be submitted through the online form by 11:59 p.m. CST, January 14, 2019

The National Wellness Institute (NWI) invites professionals from all walks of wellness to submit breakout session proposals for its 44th Annual National Wellness Conference (NWC). Individuals are encouraged to submit session proposals offering everything from evidence-based foundational knowledge to leading-edge techniques that help attendees grow their professional wellness promotion competencies.

All proposals are evaluated through a blind peer-review process. Proposals submitted after January 14, 2019, will not be accepted.


About NWC Breakout Sessions

NWC sessions highlight a person-centered, multidimensional approach for assisting individuals in optimizing each of the Six Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual, Social, and Occupational. Sessions also consider how one’s environmental and financial wellness impact their capacity to flourish in life. Additionally, NWI has a strong commitment to diversity and supports its inclusion in all its educational programming. We encourage the submission of proposals that address best practices in multicultural competency for wellness professionals.

NWC attendees work in a myriad of settings (e.g., worksites, community and public health organizations, healthcare facilities, schools, faith communities) and professions. All sessions should be supported by current research, theory, or best/promising practices with a focus on developing cultures of inclusive, whole-person wellness in which we can all thrive. Proposals for sessions that are highly interactive are encouraged, as are sessions that align the topic with the Six Dimensions of Wellness model.

Breakout sessions are typically scheduled for 75-minute time blocks throughout the Main Conference. NWI reserves the right to determine the length of accepted sessions and edit descriptions as needed. Proposals for identical breakout sessions that have been presented at previous National Wellness Conferences will not be considered. Wellness activities to enhance participants wellness/provide attendees with personal renewal while onsite at the NWC are scheduled separately and should not be submitted as breakout sessions.

Download the NWC 2019 Proposal Submission Guidelines for proposal requirements, session tracks, presenter benefits, and more. The Session Tracks can also be downloaded as a standalone PDf.


Timeline & Submission Deadlines

Late submissions or requests will not be accepted nor acknowledged.

  • November 5, 2018: Online submission form opens.
  • January 14, 2019: Breakout Session proposals must be submitted online on or before this date.
  • February 20, 2019: NWI will begin notifying Breakout Session applicants via e-mail of proposal acceptance status.
  • Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2019: Breakout Sessions take place at the 44th Annual National Wellness Conference.

*Clicking on 'Submit a Session Proposal Now' will redirect you to the NWC Proposal Submission Portal. Note: Your username and password for this portal are separate from your NWI Member or Guest account. If you have submitted a proposal in the last two years, log in using your proposal submission account. If you are new to the NWI Proposal Submission Portal, begin by creating a new profile on the Portal.

Questions? E-mail or call 715.342.2969.