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2018 National Conference


RCRI's 2018 National Conference will be held in Orlando, FL, from October 30-Nov. 2, 2018.

Each year RCRI invites interested speakers, companies and service providers to submit workshop proposals for the upcoming national conference. At this time we invite you to submit a workshop proposal by December 19, 2017 for the 2018 conference.

The Conference Planning Committee carefully reviews all proposals and makes selections based on many factors.   The major factors that guide the committee include:

·         The timeliness of the topic

·         The workshop addresses a new issue or meets a need of communities

·         The workshop is not a repeat or too similar to workshops at recent conferences

·         The creativity of the proposed presentation

·         The need for a variety of workshops covering a variety of topics.

·         Workshops that are of interest to finance personnel

·         Workshops that are of interest to community leadership

·         Workshops that are of interest to communities under 100 members

·         Workshops for apostolic, monastic or contemplative communities

·         Workshops that are related to planning for the future

·         Workshops for communities with small portfolios

·         Workshops for communities with large portfolios.

Please keep the above factors in mind as you make a proposal.  It also may be helpful to look over past programs to see the type of workshops that have been chosen and how they have been organized.

We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop topic using the following guidelines:

1. Limit the total proposal to one page

2. Identify the speaker(s) and qualifications - include work relationships with religious institutes (not by name but by number and geographic spread)

3. Briefly explain the topic to be covered (workshops are 75 minutes including time for questions, so content should be focused).  If you plan to cover more than one topic, submit more than one workshop proposal – preferably stand-alone workshops.  If you think your workshop would be suitable as a two-part session, please indicate as well. 

4. Identify the audience (e.g. basic information for beginners, or attendees are understood to have a basic understanding of the topic, or the audience should have a strong background on this topic so the speaker can present new information that will assist the experienced user)

5.  List your expectations for reimbursement and/or remuneration

6. Submit the proposal via email attachment to Sabrina Hidalgo at by December 19, 2017. 

Please note that a workshop is not for the purpose of promoting your company, its services, or a product.  Workshops are to be educational.  If it comes to the attention of RCRI, that a particular presenter is using the workshop for promotional purposes, the presenter and company sponsoring the workshop will not be invited to present workshops at future conferences.

Thank you for your consideration of this invitation.  If RCRI chooses a workshop submitted by you, you will be notified with more details about the conference.

In conclusion, all of us at RCRI are most grateful for your continued support of RCRI.  In collaboration with companies, organizations and people like you, RCRI is able to carry out its mission as a financial and legal resource to religious institutes.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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