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Calls for Proposals

Speaker Proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals was Friday, March 27, 2015. We receive thousands of proposals each year, and we aim to include the best content to meet our customer’s needs. 

IHI endeavors to respond to all applications by July 31, 2015. For any questions, please contact Jenna Elkins via email at​.

Storyboard Proposals

Each year, we accept storyboard proposals from individuals interested in displaying their improvement work on posterboards at the National Forum.

Storyboard submissions are now being accepted​! Before submitting your storyboard, we suggest you:

  • Review our Storyboard Handbook here​
  • Check out the 26th National Forum storyboards here

​​The deadline for submitting storyboards was October 2, 2015 at 5 PM ET.

This year, the Storyboard Reception will take place on Tuesday, December 8 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. During this time, all storyboard presenters are asked to stand next to their posters to answer questions. There will be other storyboard viewing times, but storyboard presenters are not required to stay with their storyboard during those times. 

Poster Size Requirements
Storyboards will be mounted on 3 foot x 5 foot panel boards. The usable posting space is the full 3 feet wide x 5 feet high. The hook side of Velcro is the only material that will adhere to the display board. IHI will provide Velcro for you on the set-up days. 

Storyboard Set-up:
Monday, December 7 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 8 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Storyboard Display:
Tuesday, December 8 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Storyboard representative presence is not required.

Storyboard Reception:
Tuesday, December 8 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Plan to be at your board to answer questions and discuss your project with attendees.

Storyboard Breakdown:
Wednesday, December 9 from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Please remove your storyboard by 1:00 PM. All storyboards left after 1:00 PM will be discarded.

For any questions, please contact Sarah Goggins at​.​​​​​​